One of our end-of-the-year tasks in the PracticalDad household is culling the closets for items to donate to charity. While we periodically donate throughout the year, there are plenty of instances where growing children find that what fit three weeks ago no longer does; those items are typically pulled but never actually seem to make it out of their bedrooms. Hence, a mess.
The youngest had multiple too-small items folded on the closet shelf, and the eldest was collecting items for several months in the floor of her own closet. Simply put, there were too many things in too many different places and it was becoming confusing. What to do?
We resurrected a solution that had fallen through the cracks after a move the previous year. There is now a large cardboard box in the corner of the garage to hold those items that should be sent to various charities. I no longer have to roam from room to room and root through closets and shelves and after checking, the children can simply take their items to the box. When the box is full, I can sort, itemize and get the items where they need to go.
Anything to make the logistics easier.