Ok, so my poll was pretty unexciting, but here are the results.
10 in favor of packing up the winter stuff
3 for holding off
What I have done so far is wash the snow pants, but left one winter coat per child hanging on the hooks. I hear next week we’ll be back to normal temperatures. But the snow boots and mittens gotta go when I have time. I always wash everything so that next year I am ready for the unexpected wintry blast. (Remember this past October?)
So here’s the handy-dandy tip. I’ve hung one of those pocket organizers inside my coat closet and we keep our mittens and gloves in there in the winter. It helps to keep the pairs together. In the summer we use it to store sunscreen, sunglasses, goggles, bug spray, bubbles etc. Not the most original but it works. 🙂
(Please excuse the bad night time picture)
By the way, I’m keeping this real folks. No putting only one pair per pocket, color organized, martha stewart-like. No quick editing of the vast quantity of mittens and gloves we have. BTW remember last year? How much snow we had? How many times a day our kids had to change their wet mittens? Can I help it this has been the warmest and most snowless winter we’ve ever had? OK I rest my case. 🙂