If you followed my Organizing in October series in the fall, you learned that I’m seriously disabled in my organizational skills. I had wire shelving dealies that I couldn’t even figure out how to use in the cupboards after that organizing effort (jury is still out on whether the changes I made were helpful or not!), and I thought of a great way to use one of them this winter:
Rather than having all our winter hats and mittens stay soggy in a basket OR be simply on the floor near a register vent, and without having to put holes in the wall to hang them up nicely (which would take us until summertime to “get around to” at the rate we do household projects!), I set this up in 60 seconds.
I figure the air flow is improved and the kids have totally loved the routine of having a definite place to put them. The 7yo boy learned that Mom is super smart the day he was lazy and left all his stuff in the garage – talk about COLD mittens and boots, and a still snowy coat and snowpants!
Most of my One Quick Tip ideas will be more centered in the kitchen, but hopefully someone will get inspired by the simplicity of repurposing a kitchen item for winter gear. (I see Amazon even sells a two-tier shelf for big families, hee hee!)
Browse the rest of the series for more simple, pictorial posts that will only take 60 seconds to read.
You can follow the One Quick Tip pin board so you don’t have to read the longest posts in the world but still keep up on the tips, things that speed your day along, increase nutrition in the kitchen, or make life more manageable in some way. Of all the encouraging comments I’m getting on Better Than a Box, it seems people most appreciate the small strategies that can help them be more efficient with their work.