Monday, January 8, 2007

Homestead challange day 1


I know I am a bit behind but I did not want to start until after sunday because I try to stay off of the computer on that day.

Well here goes my first tip. 

It is something as simple as do the laundry everyday.  If you do that you will not need as many clothes for each person as they will always have something that is clean for them. 

If you do not like that idea Then try this.

You can buy cubbies, I guess that is what we call them.  They are hanging shelves they cost about ten dollars apiece.  Then you just fold the clothes in outfits.  Each boy has in his cubby a pair of pants, turtlneck, shirt, t-shirt, underclothing and socks.

When they get up they grab the stack of clotthing out of the appropriate cubby and they are all set.  Then at the end of the day they take out their jammies and then only the clothes that are dirty go onto the clothing hampers.  What is clean is FOLDED, can you tell they struggle with this, and put back into the appropiate cubby.  Then we start all over again.  This has really helped my boys and we are just starting to implement it with the girls.  They will have a dress, camisole, bloomers, pinafore, underclothing and tights in their cubbies. 

Hope this helps some one else.


HandsNHearts said...

An absolutely wonderful idea!

We struggle so much with simply too much clothing here. I need to get a handle on it. It is really driving me crazy. My problem is, I won't simply "snap" and become monster mama and start dumping everything....even though I just know my life would be so much nicer without all the pack rat tendencies I have.

Someone needs to come over here and just take it all and leave me but a couple outfits per child and Mom and Dad ;o(


homesteadinthemaking said...

I have to say I love this idea. I wish you would post a picture of what this cubbie looks like. How many shelves does it have?


Musketman said...

Milk crates work wonderful for this and they stack well too... Good tip...

Anonymous said...

I really like this idea. When I was in grade school, some 30 some years ago, my mom would have us do the same thing, except on hangers.


morningsunshine said...

i am guessing that your "cubbies" are like the hanging sweater/shoe holders? we use those for all sorts of things!

maa said...

This is a neat idea. I have seen llittle cubbies like a milk crate at Target and the dollar store for $2 each. I also would love to see a picture of it. Thanks for the great idea.


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