Right now my bedroom is covered in piles. This is always my first step (after the endless lists). I lay out the clothes for everyone in a seperate pile. Next comes the editing. For our trip to California, I needed a varied wardrobe. It can be chilly at night, so I needed to make sure we had pants and sweatshirts. I also had to plan for Disney, so #MonogramAllTheThings attire. After that we had a BIG 90th birthday celebration for my Grandma, so we needed dressier clothes. Throw in the bathing suits, sleepwear and everyday wear, and we just about needed our own plane. HA! Just kidding. Thats why I edit. I make sure that everything matches everything else so that I need fewer items. I also know that I have access to a washer and dryer, so I don't need underwear and clothes for every day. THAT REALLY HELPS!
So far, the kiddos have one pair of pants each, one sweatshirt, one bathing suit, one sun hat, and two sets of pjs (except the baby who has 3). I break off here because the kids have different needs. My son can totally trash two entire outfits in a day. If you have a little boy, you know what I mean. He needs a few more pairs of shorts and Tshirts than the girls. For this trip though, he is getting two. One to wash and one to wear. Ones that I don't mind throwing away!