Oh, it's so damn embarrassing:
That was my hand-me-down closet before today. This is where I would toss all Sam, Jack, and Quinn's off-season and off-size clothes. Frankly, it was too much work to go through them all and sort them by size.
Today when I went through the closet, I pulled out summer clothes to put in their dressers. I even found a non-yellow shirt that Quinn is willing to wear! (Please don't ask why he is wearing swim goggles.)
I put all of Sam and Jack's winter clothes in the closet and put Quinn's aside to donate. I decided to sort the remaining hand-me-down clothes, not by size (4T, 5T), but by child (a box for Quinn, a box for Jack, the shaft for Sam):
All told, I found 21 items of clothing to donate:
As far as trash, I found 5 items of clothing that were too stained or worn to store or donate, including that "white"—and I use that term loosely—turtleneck in the front there. Why do you think we had kept ahold of that?
I also found one sock and two french fries. I decided against keeping them.
I'm also donating that faux fur rug. I got it years ago from IKEA. I gave it to Jack as a baby because he loves tactile things. I'd forgotten entirely that I had it. Quinn spent about 23 seconds loving it and then demanded that I get rid of it immediately.
So after a complete failure yesterday to declutter a damn thing, today I got rid of 28 items.