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post #41 of 241

nak

I'm assuming the id trouble occurs after they are washed?

Can you put a safety pin through the twin? Maybe 2 through the xl twin, etc?

You can pin the corner that gets tucked under so little fingers stay away...
post #42 of 241
Oh, I'm in for this room too, but I have to admit, we recently decluttered and painted, etc in here.

But, much to DH's dismay, I feel there is always more to be done
post #43 of 241
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Originally Posted by anthasam View Post
I'm assuming the id trouble occurs after they are washed?

Can you put a safety pin through the twin? Maybe 2 through the xl twin, etc?

You can pin the corner that gets tucked under so little fingers stay away...
Yeah, the problem is mainly after they are put away, I'm opening fitted sheets to figure out what htey are. But I think I've figured out a system - I have three shelves in my linen closet, I'm labelling each shelf a size, so when they are put away, they should be on the shelf marked for their size so there won't be confusion. I sharpied the tags to make it easier to figure out after washing.
post #44 of 241
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Oh, I'm in for this room too, but I have to admit, we recently decluttered and painted, etc in here.

But, much to DH's dismay, I feel there is always more to be done
Ours needs it, but he's lobbying hard for the office, because that's the dumping ground. But I'm inclined to get the other areas set first then tackle what's left. Besides, I was going by the poll! HE said 'You are in charge aren't you?'
post #45 of 241
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I've been meaning to put the pillow cover back on my latex pillow. Right now it's just in a pillowcase and I get icked out whenever my hand touches it in the middle of the night, lol.
That is too funny!! I hate the feeling of ours too!! We have 2 cases on each pillow
post #46 of 241
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Anyone have a good system for easily identifying sheet sizes? I mean, once I figure out this is a king sheet, any clever way of marking it so I know the next time? I'm thinking I'll write on the tag with a sharpie, but I don't know if that will wash off or not, then I still need to figure out where the tag is.

The worst is the twins versus twin xl - :P

More questions. Does anyone use flat sheets? I don't like them personally. DH uses them sometimes, but I'm wondering whether I should bother keeping the flat sheets for the twin beds - do you use flat sheets for your older kids?
Don't have any suggestions on telling the sizes apart. But for the flat sheets. I love flat sheets personally. I love sleeping with them all tucked in around the bed-don't know why. But dh can't stand-his "feet need to breathe" So we don't use ours either...
post #47 of 241
Ok, I'm in...off to take pix and stuff.
post #48 of 241
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Ours needs it, but he's lobbying hard for the office, because that's the dumping ground. But I'm inclined to get the other areas set first then tackle what's left. Besides, I was going by the poll! HE said 'You are in charge aren't you?'
Ha! Well, I've been de-cluttering our office all week (part of the reason I haven't posted the "after" kitchen pics -- I have piles of paper and bags of shredding on the counters!)

I really hope the office is April's challenge :

(If I am smart, I will take pics now, so folks can see the true disaster )

Ok, back to writing up my Master bedroom list!
post #49 of 241
I like flat sheets mainly because using them means we don't need to wash the bllankets as often! Cheaper to wash sheets, lol.
post #50 of 241
mightymoo- I suspect we are from the same general area of the world

We do use top sheets. I like them, but that's just us. I would keep the twin size ones for sure in case your kids like them too.

In our old house I used a dresser in the hallway to store sheets (for lack of a line closet. It had three big drawers at the bottom and some smaller drawers up top. The very bottom drawer was for King sized, next one up for queen, next one for twin, then I stored random pillow cases and things in the slender little top drawers. Now we only have one bed, so it's not much of a problem!
post #51 of 241
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Okay, I kept two white top twin sheets and the match to DD's gingham set and the two that go with our sheet sets. I had another two, but that seemed overkill to me - I had bought more sets because well we had two twin beds for guest beds for a while and for nighttime potty training purposes, but I really didn't need that many extra flat sheets, kwim? We gave one twin to DS and got rid of the other, and decided to use an inflatable aerobed for a guest bed instead.

I'm just rocking today. My linen closet looks great and I've packed up 4 garbage bags of my clothes to donate. I kept one rubbermaid container of nice thin clothes since I really want to focus on losing weight this spring, otherwise only what I wear currently and my summer stuff. I had a lot of stained clothes, and clothes I hated the way I looked in or that were too stretched out, etc so the decision making was pretty easy! I have the bigger closet, but now I'm wondering if I should trade with DH, his is stuffed - I'm going to work on paring him down a bit this weekend.
post #52 of 241
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Originally Posted by AutumnMelody View Post
In our old house I used a dresser in the hallway to store sheets (for lack of a line closet. It had three big drawers at the bottom and some smaller drawers up top. The very bottom drawer was for King sized, next one up for queen, next one for twin, then I stored random pillow cases and things in the slender little top drawers. Now we only have one bed, so it's not much of a problem!
That's a good idea! Unfortunately, my hallways is tiny, its the width of a doorway and the length of two doorways! But I am lucky in that I have a tiny linen closet, so as long as I don't try to store anything else there, I'm good. We did relegate the diaper pail to the bottom of the linen closet because we were tired of having it in our room and there is zero room in the bathroom. Hopefully my sheets won't smell like dirty diapers.... :
post #53 of 241
I keep forgetting to sub...

No pictures yet. We had one of those afternoons where it was just one thing after another. : We are doing a little tidying up now before bed. I'll take the pictures in the morning when there is light in there again.
post #54 of 241
I am SO in!

MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR coming soon--DH and DS3 are napping in there right now

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!) my bed! It's big and comfy.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM the wall color (we're renting, so it can't be changed) & the fact that none of my furniture matches.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter) the whole room is a hotspot, it seems. Everything that has no proper place gets tossed into the master bedroom

MY PLAN OF ACTION -
*Clear out the laundry baskets on the floor & remove them from the room once and for all
*clean out the drawers of all dressers--get rid of clothes that are not worn
*If I have time over spring break, I *might* stain or paint the hideous dresser.
*Break the habit of putting things into the master bedroom simply because nobody will see them there.
post #55 of 241
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I finished my closet, I am literally only taking up about half of it! Yay.

I started on DH's though and found a ton of my old clothes. D'oh!
post #56 of 241
I felt so pathetic after I posted about my room that when I went in there to straighten up (Friday is the day for that room anyway!) I couldn't help myself...

I hung up three of the things that were waiting to be hung (since 10/06!) and the rest I decided to take out of their frames and file away.

I krazy-glued some ribbon onto that full-length mirror, then covered that with packing tape, cleaned it, put a screw in the wall and hung it up!! (Let's hope it holds....)

I unplugged the TV and receiver dragged them out to find a place in the closet and put the receiver under the bed - (for now, lol)! I then called the company and cancelled that room's service.

I found the top of my dresser (bonus - that necessitated cleaning the changing table in dd's room so I could put things away there)!, put a bunch of stuff in the bathroom that belongs in there (okay, so I left them on the sink - I just cluttered more rooms in the process, but I'll get there....!)

I emptied two drawers from the lingerie chest (one onto the bed, but I'm going. They're bras. If I have to hang them from a hook on the wall, that's what I'm gonna do until I finda place for them. That oughtta be incentive enough; these are not pretty bras!)

So I've started. Yay...and thanks!!!

Jude
post #57 of 241
Yay! This is the perfect time for me to do the master bedroom. We have been converting our office into a nursery, so all baby #2's stuff is in our room. It is a disaster in there! :

MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR

How it looks when entering: http://www.little101.com/images/bedroompic.jpg

Baby #2's stuff: http://www.little101.com/images/baby2stuff.jpg


WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)

I like our bed and dresser. This room used to be always neat and clean (back when the office was the dumping ground! )

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM

Too much stuff everywhere. The ceiling fan is ugly (think 1980s).

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)

The dresser, the cedar chest, the cabinet (scrapbooking stuff)

MY PLAN OF ACTION

- Move bed back under the window (looked nicer that way)

- Finish nursery and move all that stuff out of our room!

- Find a place for the kid's mini-trampoline.

- Move scrapbooking cabinet and drafting table somewhere else? where?
post #58 of 241
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So I've started. Yay...and thanks!!!
Woo hoo! Good work. I was feeling lonely being the only one getting started!

How is it my DH has so many clothes? He has half a closet full of hanging shirts, the top shelf is piled with folded stuff, he has two hanging organizers full and I pulled out SEVEN rubbermaid containers with his clothes in them.

I am now down to about 2 feet of hanging clothes, a very sparsely filled hanging organizer, a small three drawer rubbermaid thing for socks and underwear and three and a half rubbermaid containers (2 of thin clothes and 1 of summer) the half is shoes.

I had a bunch of shall we say fun colorful unmentionables in a clear rubbermaid container (mostly from our honeymoon) while I was trying to organize my daughter came in and was demanding to know what exactly those were (they look a lot like her dress up clothes) - she wouldn't leave me alone until I told her they were craft supplies.
post #59 of 241
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I had a bunch of shall we say fun colorful unmentionables in a clear rubbermaid container (mostly from our honeymoon) while I was trying to organize my daughter came in and was demanding to know what exactly those were (they look a lot like her dress up clothes) - she wouldn't leave me alone until I told her they were craft supplies.
ROFLMAO!!!!! Good thinking! Though if that were my dd, she'd spend the next three weeks hounding me about when we were going to get to use the new craft supplies Mommy dragged out of the closet...

I hear you on dh and clothes, too. I was just bugging him about this. He has a 5-drawer dresser, 3/4 of a closet (I pretty much just wear his clothes!) and two deep bookcase shelves of clothing. Come ON...!

Jude
post #60 of 241
More questions. Does anyone use flat sheets? I don't like them personally. DH uses them sometimes, but I'm wondering whether I should bother keeping the flat sheets for the twin beds - do you use flat sheets for your older kids?

We only use fitted sheets - since I went to Europe and found out that is how thye do it I have felt justified in my hate of top sheets. My only DS is 9 months old but I don't plan to use flat sheets with him - not that he keeps any covers on anyhow.

I got started today with cleaning and some sorting. I'm trying to list the things that are worth listing on the TP which takes some time with taking pictures and such. Still, I have started!
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