Countdown to an Organized Christmas: Wardrobe Planner

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{If you’ve missed the previous posts in this series you can find them here.}

It’s so easy in all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas to completely forget to think about what you will need to wear to all of your activities and engagements.  From dinner parties to Christmas plays (and all things in between), it’s usually the time of year when we tend to dress up just a bit more than normal.

And there’s also the children to consider.  Last year’s patent leather shoes probably won’t fit anymore… along with most everything else they wear.  (My kids seem to outgrow clothing every month lately!)  Which brings up another question — do you even know what sizes your children are in right now?  Shoes, pants, shirts, dresses, underwear… the whole kit and caboodle.

Do you have the proper clothing in your closet?

Put down your wallet, there’s no need to run to the store just yet.  Hear me out first. 🙂  

I know — especially this time of the year — that the budget is tight.  But sometimes a situation calls for a wardrobe that we don’t have.  What to do?

Here are some ways I stretch a buck for situations such as these:

  • Shop thrift stores or consignment shops.  Sometimes you can get a really great deal on some great pieces, but it usually takes time (and multiple trips) to find what you’re looking for.
  • Borrow from a friend.  If your best friend’s kids just outgrew something she’d probably let you borrow (or have) it.
  • Plan ahead and buy end of season clothing for next year.  I usually do this year round, buying one or two sizes up for my children (sometimes more in shoes) when I catch things on a good clearance sale.
  • Shop sales, coupons and clearance — online.  Sometimes you can find a great outfit for cheap with an online dealer.  Sign up for any rewards programs and get even more bang for your buck.

And now, the homework:

Today’s Assignment:  Think about all of the occasions when you and your family will need to dress this holiday season.  What will each person need?  What do they already have in their closet?  What do you need to acquire?  What size does everyone wear?  {Bonus tip:  If you already have all of your children’s sizes written down you’ll know just what to say when someone asks you what size they’re in.  And you probably won’t even have to return as many Christmas gifts because they don’t fit!}

Today’s Printable:  CCJ wardrobe planner.  Make multiple copies as needed.

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