I know some moms who hate sisters wearing the SAME thing together. But some of the wee clothing are so adorable, I often find myself getting identical ones for the girls, albeit different colors, if available. They can even take turns wearing different colors for all they want, as I hang them all in the same closet, so there is not much sorting done for the “going out” clothing.
It’s the undies and pj , which we are more particular with. When the girls were younger, visual sorting was still possible with the obvious size difference. As they grow up, it’s now down to just one size difference, mmm…not that obvious anymore.
At first, the size labels were doing a fine job, but with more washings, the prints on them started to wear off and could no longer be seen. I often find myself holding 2 pieces of clothing together to compare the width at the waist band/ shoulder before keeping them into the sisters’ respective drawers.
Then this idea of cutting away one of their labels as a form of identification strikes me one fine day. And it is so easy. No more finding and flipping that tiny label to see whether it is a “M” or “L”. I just need to be consistent, for example, if the elder sister is the one whose clothing’s tags get cut off, stick to this system.
It works on all clothing with tags except another clean laundry sorting spoilsport: school white socks, no tags. Luckily, the school does not make it compulsory for the children to wear the official socks with the school’s name printed on them. So I get the elder one to buy hers from the school, and the younger one from elsewhere.