As a mom of twins I have two of everything. Snowsuits, tshirts, pyjamas, hats, mitts, jeans, shoes…everything! While I only have my twins I have friends and a cousin with young boys that benefit from hand-me downs from my boys. But, I am very particular about what I send – I want it to be good quality clothing that looks great. It’s important for me to hand down clothes I know they will be excited to receive. Here are some tips for making sure you have hand-me downs ready for friends or siblings:
- Host a clothing swap. Gather all your friends and have a clothes swap. Everybody can bring their kid’s old clothes that they have either outgrown or are simply tired of. It gives you and your friends the chance to catch-up and socialize while refreshing your kids wardrobe and saving money. Bonus: gather your friends who wear the same size as you do for a clothes swap of your own!
- Keep it in the family. At the end of every season, have your children pack away any clothes that are getting too small for them. Label the box with the date and season so in a few years, when your next child is ready for a new outfit, you know exactly where to find them. Make sure to wash everything before you store it away, so that it is clean and fresh when you pull it out of storage. Pro Tip: OxiCleanTM Foam Pre-treat rids your children’s clothes of tough dried on stains – even grease!
- Embrace the bold colours. Fun, bright and colourful spring clothes can lose their vibrancy quickly during the year – making it hard to pass them on. The right laundry detergent can go a long way in caring for clothes. Pro Tip: Upgrade from ordinary detergents and give your kids clothes a high definition clean with OxiCleanTM HDTMLaundry Detergent (available in liquid and paks). It will ensure your whites stay radiant and your colours vibrant.
What tips do you have for keeping your hand-me-downs bright?
Disclosure: I am a Church & Dwight Ambassador. As always, all opinions are my own.