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Dealing with the mountain of gloves, mittens, hats, etc.

by respaced on January 1, 2010

Did our recent snowstorm prompt you to dig out all the mittens, gloves, hats and scarves? Was it a pain trying to find the mates to those mittens and gloves, let alone each family member’s individual hat? Here’s an easy way to sort them so they are instantly accessible for our next snowstorm:

Hang the organizer (this one sells for $9.95 at Storables) on the inside of your hall closet door. Separate out all those outerwear items into each clear plastic slot. If you have children, use a Sharpie pen or a labeler to label each slot “Michael’s gloves” or “Andrea’s hat” so there’s no question where things go. (Remember to give children the lowest pockets so they can easily access their winter accessories themselves.)

Voila! No more pile of outwear accessories on the closet floor and no more solitary, lonely gloves and mittens. Bring on the snow!

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one } January 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Absolutely awesome post, MaryJo!

I especially like how you've gently addressed the biggest obstacle of them all; ourselves. Buying more containers, moving to a bigger house, etc. aren't the fixes. Working with ourselves to understand where we've been and what we've been doing, while working on improving our future, puts the whole puzzle together very well.


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