Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mittens, Hats and Scarves...Oh My!

Now that winter has arrived I feel overwhelmed with winter gear. My kids come home from school and create a pile the size of a mountain at my door. Mittens, scarves, hats, boots - you can barely see the door once my children are fully undressed. Last year I was visiting a friend and saw probably one of the simplest, yet most brilliant ideas of my life. She had all her winter gear stored in a shoe holder which was attached to a closet door. Each child had a few pockets to store their hats and gloves. I finally purchased a shoe holder last week and set it up. Little kids on the bottom, big kids towards the top. It has only been two weeks, but already I love it! This may not be a tip on helpful parenting but trust me it has solved a lot of undo arguments concerning the lost gloves, the missing hats and the still wet scarves.

4 comments:

MelanieJ said...

i also do this, and I LOVE IT! I've been doing it for 3 winters, and I will never go back! Having grown up in CA, I never knew there was so much STUFF to keep track of. This is the best idea to keep track of it all. thanks for reminding me of this great idea!

liz said...

BEAUTIFUL! A work of art! Thank you for sharing!!!

Tyler said...

GREAT idea Stacia! -Brenda, not Tyler

Heather said...

What a wonderful idea. So simple yet so amazing. Just goes to show you can do a lot with a little.