Ridiculous?? What do you think?
Friday, October 26, 2012
Having 4 kids has made simple things like moving from one season into the next a bit of a "job". Because it is basically winter here, we need to get out the winter coats, ski pants, boots(snow boots & nice ones) mitts, touques, neck warmers, long sleeve Tees, sweaters(cotton &knit), jeans, skirts with funky tights and everything else clothing wise I forgot to mention.
I am frugal by nature. My frugality has been a blessing while being a stay-at-home mama all these years. I do not throw out much. If my oldest grows out of something, it gets stored in a labeled bin for the next in line to use when it fits. Having 4 girls has made this system move along nicely. This storage systme goes for EVERYTHING clothing and gear wise that you can imagine.
Our little project this morn was to go through the summer and winter shoes and switch out what we don't need. In the process we decided to count and HOLA...142 pairs...what??? OK, so in my defense, cause I sure need one when hubby finds this out-haha, this total includes shoes the youngest has grown out of that will finally be give away, tons of "grow into" shoes from oldest down the line that nobody fits right now, shoes that have been given to us or bought as gifts and then....ahem...I just love shoes. I'm still laughing & kinda in awe.
Maybe I'm not as frugal as I'd like to think when it comes to this department. The next step is to actually get them to try them on, see what fits and make a give away pile and store the rest. It will be interesting what comes out of that. As I look around, this entire collection was either in storage or in the bins I have given each child in their closet. I have purchased only 2 pairs of shoes for my oldest cause she doesn't get hand-me-downs from anywhere.
My oldest got a kick out of this whole process and took a few pics...
I know this is not fitness OR nutrition related but it is life, my life, and I just HAD to share this with my sparkfriends.
Happy Friday all!