I LOVE bags. I cannot have enough. Tote bags, diaper bags, purses, duffel bags…really, it doesn’t matter what kind, I just LOVE THEM. Some time ago I decided to put my ridiculously large bag collection to good use and develop a little system.
We keep a long row of hooks in our garage, with a label over each hook. Of course, each child has his/her own hook, for backpack/lunchbox, etc., but I also have a hook and a bag for the following regular "outings":
Each of these hooks has a corresponding bag that stays ON THAT HOOK, all the time. If I have a note I need to send with the swim teacher (but lessons are still three days away), I just slip it in the swim bag. Have library books I need to return next time I head that direction? I take them out to their bag. Then the bag goes with us on its particular errand. Basically, it keeps the neverending flow of paperwork moving OUT of my kitchen into its corresponding bag, ready to be whisked out to its next outing. Here’s a picture of our little set up (and yes, the names have been smudged out to protect my kids’ privacy, which stinks, because they have really great REAL names, if I do say so myself):
Alright, now that I go back and look at this picture, I realize this looks like a sloppy mess–but really, it "works for me". (The ugly brown garage paneling–eh, not so much.)
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