I cannot take credit for this awesome Organizational Tip.? My mom was the one who shared this with me a couple years ago.? She is my mentor and also an organizational genius!
I have always dreaded Winter with small children.? It is so difficult having to bundle them up with coats, hats, scarves, and mittens.? And then once you get to your destination the kids take them off and they get thrown somewhere and many times lost – never to be found again (especially the gloves). I kinda wish they made them on strings like how they do for babies.
Anyway, once we get home after an outing, the hats, gloves and scarves get thrown all over the place.?? I used to have a big basket that I would put everything in.? But eventually when it was time to go out again, there would always be a glove missing.? I would go crazy trying to find it and then finally give up and let the kids go out without any gloves at all.? (I know…bad mommy I am…)
So, when my mom shared this idea with me, I was thrilled!
Has anyone ever seen these plastic chains with clips on them that you can get from the Dollar Store?
Well this was my answer to keeping our winter gloves organized in their matching pairs!? Here is a picture of our gloves hanging in our entryway.? I have three separate chains hanging on hooks that are attached to a mirror I have hanging on my wall.
As you can see each pair of gloves has its own clip.? When we come in the house I get the gloves hung up right away so they are always neat and organized.
What do you think of this idea?? I love it!!
photo credit: Winstonavich
Oh what a neat idea! 🙂
Shannanb aka Mommy Bits says
That is brilliant. I’ve been using a basket by the front door. It’s great in theory but we spend tons of time searching for matching gloves. I could totally see doing this and hanging it from a coat hook! Thanks for Tweeting this!
Cindy C. says
I’ve had mine up for about ten years. Still a daily challenge to get them to hang up their stuff. But I’m optimistic! lol I have one long chain hung from the curtain rod. The higher clips are for adults and older kids, lower ones for the younger. Best system I’ve ever found for keeping organized and drying them out.
I love it!!! Great idea!!
I love it!!! I am going to use this idea for storing them during the spring and summer months.
If you have small kids close in age, another good idea is to buy several pairs of gloves and hats as well as scarfs in the same color. It won’t solve all the problems but at least when you pull on glove out of the pile there will be another to match.
This is really smart and I only have one kid now! I think I’d hang mine from a coat hanger in the closet though since our entry way is basically our living room. 🙂
Why didn’t I know about this when I lived in Illinois?!?!?!
You’re Mom is a smart woman.
I need to buy online. Any ideas for sources? Thanks.
I love it. I just did it with some string and clothes pins, and Voila! My gloves are organized for the winter. Thanks.
Painter Mommy says
It is the best. My kids all loved it. 🙂
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Dennis L. Ward says
Wow cool idea!
My wife neat 2 gloves for my girl this year.
Thanks for sharing your post.
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