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Frugal, food growing mama to my four loves
I used to do the basket with a jumble of stuff in it, but last year I finally got frustrated enough to find a different solution. I would up hanging 4 lines of twine on the inside of my coat closet door, going across (like a clothesline) And then put 6 clothespins on each line, labelled with someone's name. There's more than enough room for all of our winter stuff, even those of us (ahem, me!) who have multiple hats and gloves/mittens. When they go to hang up coats, they hang hat on one clothespin, mittens on another (together) and scarf on another. It works great! No clutter on the floor or digging through a basket, and being hung up allows them to dry faster if they're damp. And it cost me nothing since I already have tons of clothespin and twine!
We have a shoe hanging bag (the kind with lots of pockets) and stick our gloves, hats, mittens, scarves, and even flip flops or other thin shoes into the pockets. Oftentimes, you can get lots of stuff into one pocket. I really like the system.
So...I'm 43 and pregnant with #3 - how'd that happen?
Homeschooling mom to four kids, ages 18, 18, 10, and 6.
We have a dresser by the front door. Bottom drawer is for shoes, middle drawer is for season stuff (mittens/hats in the winter, swim suits and towels in the summer) and the top two, smaller drawers are for keys, wallets and I have a basket of hair ties and a brush for brushing hair on the way out the door.
I love this system. The dresser holds a mess of stuff that used to lay all over the front room.
Me + Him + DD + DSS1 + DSS2
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