Original Posts: Finding Fabulous, Mud Pies and Strawberry Shortcake, Bens Better
When you enter our house, you come right into our living room. It's kind of a pain, but I find that if we keep it somewhat organized, it doesn't seem that bad. All we had for all their toques, mitts, scarfs, hats, sunglasses, etc. was a small plastic bin. Not big enough. And for their jackets, we just have small plastic hooks. We are looking into buying a new one as their jackets get bigger and heavier, but for now, this will work. But the small plastic bin - it was not. So we went to Lowes and bought this nice book shelf and we took three baskets from our upstairs storage unit. Now each of the kids has a basket, as well as mommy. In the summer, mommies will be filled with sunscreen, sunglasses and bug spray - along with anything else that we need! The kids have really been using it well. They know which basket is theirs and they clean up their stuff. And the only one that takes things out is the cat. He is known to play with mitts every now and again, so we just blame him when we see random mitts hanging around. These are the before and after pictures. Not a HUGE diferent in looks, but a HUGE difference in functionality.