The girls requested separate closets and even though it's more work for me, I really can't blame them for wanting non-shared items seeing as almost everything in their life is shared. I used fabric markers (purple for Allie, red for Anna and pink for Emily) to label most of their clothes, including socks (the bottoms) and underwear. That process took forever and I didn't even label their summer clothes.
So here's a before picture of the closet in Allie's room taken back in the summer:
Here is Allie's closet now:
In order to free up space in the disaster area of a playroom, we are (very neatly) storing games and puzzles on the lower shelf.
Over the past few weekends, I was able to completely clean all three bedrooms. This may not seem like a big deal but those rooms were messy. All of the baskets had been pulled out of Allie's closet and were scattered about the room. I also had piles of clothes to give away and bags and boxes of clothes that had been gifted or handed down to us that needed to be sorted through and organized.
Three children who are the same size at the same time can be expensive. Especially when those three children are girls and stores are full of temptations. In all seriousness, I have tried to watch the clothing purchases because as you can see, the girls have plenty. Up until this afternoon, 2012 had been purchase-free. I found water-proof snow boots on sale for $5.38 at Target for Emily.
It appears that I missed Target's big shoe sale but I did find two pairs of OshKosh shoes in a much bigger size marked down to $5.38 per pair so I snatched those up. Anna's feet are approximately a size and a half smaller than Allie's and Em's. We suspect that this is related to her having spina bifida, which has caused the muscles in her feet to not develop as they should. She has been able to wear shoes and boots after Em and/or Allie grow out of them. I did stop buying ahead for clothes but I can't resist for shoes.