If you’re a regular reader, you know I’m scared of trying to organize for fear of failure. It doesn’t do a lot of good to come up with a big and complicated plan if you aren’t going to use it.
So I’m learning to think “simple.” A shoe shelf right by the door where everyone takes off their shoes anyway. Coat hooks in the exact spot where coats seem to pile up on the floor anyway.
I’m very excited that so far, this is actually working. The kids like having their very own coat hooks. The shoes don’t automatically end up in the shelf, but it’s so much easier to clean up the space when there’s a place for them. No longer do I have to stare at a huge pile of shoes and think, “So what do I do with all of these?”
The shoe shelf has been up for about a month, so it has proven itself. I finally installed the coat hooks last week, and so far . . . so good.
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