So every summer I go garage saling. Every summer I find warm beautiful winter jackets. Every summer I try to prepare for the coming winter and every summer, I get too many jackets! I was over at a friend’s house who was going through clothing, she has a mega-sized family so it was a lot of clothes and I found a really nice jacket in her stuff for Bubble Gum and came home and realized she needed it but that Laffy Taffy had 3 jackets. He doesn’t need that many.
And so the sorting began. I started by going through the house: garage, front coat closet, back hallway, laundry room closet and totes and found all the coats or jackets that had been left out since early spring when it was still cold or stored away for the future.
Then I started hanging up jackets in birth order starting with me and working my way down to Marshmallow. That hot pink coat near the wall is my winter jacket. Next comes Chocolate, he has a winter coat, a fall/spring coat, a jean jacket, a leather coat and a pair of snow pants. He’s set. Everything in his size that I don’t need is going out of my house. Next is Strawberry. She has a winter coat, jean jacket, spring/fall jacket and snow pants. She’s on the look out for a trench coat from a thrift store. Everything else in her size is leaving my house too. And down it goes.
To deal with the left over stuff, it went in one of four places. Either here (my laundry room closet), these are coats that are VERY nice and someone will be able to wear in the next couple years, like Adrielle or Jonathan. Or they went in the basket you can see with doll chairs sticking out, I’m taking those to Once Upon a Child because I don’t have friends with baby girls.
Or into a bag for donating.
Or in this pile to take to the beach for my friends to dig through. There are many coats in here, including nice coats that were mine but are too big now. It’s so fun to be able to share our blessings with people! I love seeing all the coats and jackets and snow pants lined up, knowing that my family will be warm this winter. And now I don’t have to look for coats at garage sales anymore this summer!