Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Organizing coats and bookbags the easy way.

Another tool you can use to keep things somewhat organized for your kids is to simply hang some hooks on the back of your closet door. You can also use your basement door or laundry room door. I got the double hooks so a book bag goes on one hook and a coat can go on the other. They are labeled with colorful stickers with their names so no one can fight over where theirs goes.
The kids come in and they hand me their school folders and anything else they need me to see and then they hang their book bags and coats up. Easy and no book bags all over the family room floor! When kids are small they need to be able to hang their coats somewhere they can reach easily and just hanging it on a hook is easier (and more likely to be used)than a hanger.


Trisha.R.Jackson said...

That's a great idea! Our doors aren't solid wood so I always have to buy the kind you hang over the top. Plus, my closet doors are the kind you slide with limited space between it and our clothes. I need to do something like this for our nursery before the baby arrives to organize our diaper bags and such.

Zeemaid said...

Wonderful Idea. If Kids are young, you could also put a photo of them up over their spot for easy recognition.