July 25, 2011

Quick Tip for Organizing Stairs

Ok, raise your hand if you have GIRLS.
And....raise your hand if your GIRLS move their stuff from room to room and floor to floor.
And....raise your hand if you are tired of taking everything up and down the stairs every day and night.
If you raised your hand for more than one of the above statements, then you are ready for this new system of mine.


Each girl gets a basket.
We happened to get ours at Jo-Ann's today for 50% off.  (WOOT!)
The basket has a little piece of chalkboard on the side so the girls can write their name.


Every time I come across someone's belongings, they go in the box.


And the goal is......every night each girl (minus the baby of course) has to bring their basket up to their room and empty it.


Mary Larkin was way too excited about stuffing her basket tonight.  To the point that when I emptied it out in her room, she had the come-aparts.
We'll keep working on it. But at least in the meantime, my stairs look tidy!

6 comments:

Just Jaime said...

Great idea!

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

Thanks Jaime!

Melissa said...

Unfortunately this is a problem with boys too. love the chalkboard baskets though! Think I'll need one for Jon too ;)

classic • casual • home said...

Darling idea!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

We use a similar system ... I just wish the stuff would stop making its way back downstairs!

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

Thanks ladies! @Randi--why didn't I think of this sooner? Would have saved me some grief!!:)