Help your kids get their own shoes on with easy arrows

 We all love the easy on/off shoes. However, no matter how much velcro and stretch they put into them, the hardest part is usually figuring out which is which. I found this bright idea in Family Fun magazine. A mom contributor recommended putting arrows inside to help your kids figure it out for themselves. I found a magic marker and did this to all my 3 year old’s shoes. I can’t...
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Under-bed Daily Clothes Organizer

This is not a novel idea, just a new twist on an old one. I really wanted my kids to be able to get themselves dressed in the morning, but found the current systems were not designed to be kid-friendly, they were designed to look nice in perfect magazine closets. I created this system as a handy alternative. I bought a rolling under-bed wrapping paper box from WalMart. I created the dividers by...
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The easiest lables ever

I’m big on labeling. When things aren’t labeled, I end up being the only one that can put things away. Consequently, it also means I’m the one everyone runs to when they can’t find something. Labels, especially for my kid’s stuff, make everyone responsible for their own stuff. My two youngest can’t read yet, so I needed a method of labeling that would be easy...
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Keep your kid’s drawers organized with these cheap dividers

I’m not a big fan of dressers. They take up a lot of room in our tiny bedrooms and they’re tough for my little kids to use. The drawers are always heavy and most of them are out reach for my little ones. I bought 5 of these plastic drawers for each of my kids and stacked them in their closets. They’re easy to open and see through so my kids know just where to find what they...
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Help your kids clean their room on their own!

How many times have you told your kids to go clean their room only to find them pulling out more toys 20 mintues later? I felt like I had to sit in my kids rooms and direct them from one thing to the next in order to keep them on task. Then I came up with this simple cleaning chart to help my kids do it without me. It breaks down the normal clean up into the most common tasks (make your bed, pick...
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