While Mr. Mark reset the toilet for the third time...
which really was the charm,
I gutted the linen closet.
I took out everything...and dumped it all over the already messy hallway.
I scrubbed the walls and shelves,
then added a coat of fresh paint.
What a difference...used the same "Brook Trout" as in the kid's bath.
I didn't have a budget for this project,
so I shopped the house.
Turns out I had just what we needed....
lots of baskets from Ikea and Michaels,
and little containers from Ikea and the thrift store.
I crawled around the hallway sorting like items and finding a container that fit.
All of the boy's contacts and solution, etc. is in one basket.
All of the little samples I save for camp and travel are in a little container inside another basket.
Being containerized inside of a container has helped.
Little hands are not stirring the basket so to speak.
I'm not grabbing haphazardly in a crazy moment....
since everything has a place.
I purged a ton.
All of the sheets are in the basket and organized by size and bed.
Easy for little bodies to grab and take back to their room.
I have one extra set for each bed...that's all we've ever needed.
I used to have a laundry basket on the bottom for the kids' dirty clothes.
That was a disaster.
Now I have a basket of neatly folded towels.
The kids have a new laundry system, and I'm loving it.
I bought them each a bright colored laundry bag from the dollar store (spent $4 total),
We are repurposing some hooks for them to hang behind their doors.
My neighbor with kids a little older had a brilliant idea.
Each kid has a laundry buddy.
Remember...the kids are almost 13, 11, 6 and 6.
Thursday two kids do laundry together.
Friday the other two kids do laundry together.
They wash, dry, fold and put away....
and the best part?
I have less laundry to do...
and they always know where their clothes are.
Plus, they aren't throwing things in that really aren't dirty...
Makes me happy!
cute labels and some burlap ties on the baskets....
one step at a time.