I am forever trying to create a more organized way of living in our crazy home, and this is my newest idea! (Rich is not too supportive of it yet, but I know once I prove how well it works, he will see that I have *yet again come up with a brilliant idea!)
Introducing…the Family Closet! How it works: This cubby system is right next to our laundry room….so I wash, dry, fold, then step to the side and put all clothing away in the correct cubby (each kid has their own cubby) Soon they will have drawers for pants and shorts, but already there is a sock and underwear basket right above the shoes…and Rich will soon install one rod for each cubby so that we can hang shirts and dresses. They also have a shelf for personal items and hooks for purses and backpacks.
The kids come down each morning and go to their cubby, select their clothes for the day (some dress right in there while others just take their clothes back to their rooms to dress) This system makes life easier for ME …
1) no longer do clothes get put away by kids which ensures that nothing is in the wrong drawer or closet which eliminates lost clothing, only to be found months later when it no longer fits the person it belongs to!!
2) there are no clothes in their rooms…which reduces the amount of laundry I do…because kids are always throwing clean clothes on the floor and guess where they always end up? That’s right…in the dirty clothes pile!
3) I wash, dry, fold and put away right in the same room! No more endless trips up and down the stairs. No more calling the kids to “come get your laundry and put it away in the RIGHT place!”
4) there are no messy drawers upstairs with clothing shoved so tightly in them that you cannot even open them up!
So here is the picture of our new system….the drawers are not in yet, nor the rod for hanging clothes, but you can get the idea!