Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sports Organization

My oldest is only 6 but I am already learning about being the "soccer mom".  Its busy and can be frustrating and hard especially toting around the younger siblings.  And it seems my 2 boys are doing some sport year round.  We go from wrestling in the winter to baseball in the spring, swimming and soccer in the summer and hit repeat.  Trying to keep all their different uniforms and equipment together has been a struggle for us.  In fact on Tuesday my boy had a game at 5pm and at 4:30 we were rushing to get everything ready so we could leave.  I got his uniform out and told him to find his mitt, hat and batting gloves.  Sure enough he couldn't find 2 of the 3 items.  I was already stressed trying to get my other 2 kids ready (one of which was throwing a 4 year old tantrum....terrible 2's is such a lie:).  I hurried and tried to find them but to no avail.  Thankfully his coach had a spare hat and his friend let him borrow his gloves, but I decided then and there that things needed to change. 

So I decided to make SPORTS baskets for each of the different sports the boys do.  I just went to the local dollar stores in my small town since driving 45 minutes to go to a real store didn't sound very appealing.  I bought 2 different kinds of baskets (5 total for me).  I then found some cute tags at our local scrapbook store and wrote the name of each sport.  And since I couldn't find my double tape anywhere I just settled for what I had and used clear tape to tape on the tags. 

This has helped my sanity and saved me from searching the house up and down looking for items.  After games I collect any items and put them into their baskets.  And the great thing is the baskets are in the top shelf in their closet so they can't reach them and lose stuff. 

And I love nothing more than a nice, clean and organized closet.  It just makes me giddy looking at it.  And when wrestling start again I won't have to wonder what I did with their singlets, head gear and wrestling shoes.  I will just have to pull the wrestling basket down and WAH LA it will all be there.  Genius I know:)

Instagram cut off 2 of my baskets but there are 5.  We have a swimming, farm, soccer, wrestling and baseball. 

This will probably be the only time this basket will be this nice and neat.  So enjoy:)



Heidi said...

Always the organization queen!!

Six Sisters said...

This is so smart! It does get so crazy with everyone having to be everywhere at the same time! This is a fabulous organization idea! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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