It's officially Spring! Although the weather still seems like it's not quite on board yet, I am set on celebrating the warmth that is to come.
One of our family's goals this year is to "simplify." We are targeting areas in our home that are cluttered and inevitably stressful, in hopes that it will enable us to function better day-to-day. It is going very slowly, but I've seen a lot of progress already! We have been taking the time to throw away, donate, or sell unused/unwanted items, and our home already feels so much better.
Several weeks ago, I tackled the kid's closets and came to the realization that they have WAY too many clothes (my husband and I do too, but that's a story for another day). Some of these clothes are too small to fit them anymore, others are not in the best shape, and then some fit but are hardly ever worn. As I sat there looking at the huge mound of clothes in front of me, I began tearing up. Our kids are so fortunate to have an abundance of adequate clothing to keep them warm and covered. There are so many kids that go without and struggle to have even their basic needs met. It was in that moment that I began to think through what it would actually look like to minimize their wardrobes - to simplify.
I have seen beautiful capsule wardrobes for women pop up all over the internet, but I don't think I've ever come across one exclusively for kids? With that being said, over the next few weeks I will be purchasing and putting together a "Baby Girl Spring Capsule Wardrobe" (Part 1) and a "Toddler Boy Capsule Wardrobe" (Part 2) for my kiddos. My objectives for doing this are:
- to minimize and simplify.
- removing pieces that I don't particularly like and replacing with only pieces I love.
- creating a wardrobe that is made up of pieces that can be mixed-and-matched.
This is my first time putting together a capsule wardrobe, so I'm eager to see how it works out! Have any of you ever done this for yourself or family?