I’ve started off by culling the wellies, snowboots and crocs. These were the easiest as they were all sitting in a plastic bag in the dining room.
I’ve been holding onto these as my son outgrows them so that they can be passed down to my daughter. However, she has also outgrown the smaller ones so it was definitely time for a cull. At the back of my mind was that someone else may have a baby and find these useful – but this is ridiculous! I live in a three bedroom terraced house! I don’t have room to store every single sodding thing that my children outgrow. So off the smaller ones go to the Save the Children shop.
I have kept the purple shoes at the top right hand of the picture. These were my daughter’s first shoes (UK size 3.5). I haven’t kept my son’s first shoes because on the second day he wore them, he prised one off while he was in the buggy and threw it into a bush / bin / under a passing car. So I ended up chucking the single shoe.
I had been keeping these in a cupboard in the dining room (which is now in the hallway and is the new place to put post that arrives). However, we had a useful shelf in an upstairs wardrobe so I cleared that and put the remaining boots on that.
The longer boots are a bit squashed in – perhaps I should put those in a box instead so they don’t end up warped and unusable.