Big Lots Shoe Rack
– I even have two boys and that they share a room. As you might imagine, their area may be a dump pit, an absolute mess of toys from crayons to LEGOS to books. And heaps of unidentifiable stuff in between. It seems like I’ve been harping on them forever to do a higher job of picking up their stuff – and keeping it picked up – but to my frustration, nothing seemed to work.
Out of sheer frustration, I determined to provide one thing new a try. I found an recent shoe rack in our laundry area. It was created of think plastic which made me feel good, like maybe the boys wouldn’t break it easily. I place it in their closet and set a goal for them to each place away their shoes every night on the shoe rack. At the top of every week, the child that had followed my instructions the most would get a tiny reward.
At first the boys did not understand what to think. Up till then, I’d perpetually just quite yelled orders and flapped my wings. This time, I was leaving the answer up to them and incentivizing them to form a sensible alternative. Then their competitive nature kicked in and that they got with the program. They even managed to cooperate with one another!
My oldest showed his younger brother how to use the shoe rack to hold the shoes he wasn’t sporting simply then. They put their rain and snow boots in the rear row as a result of they would not want them that regularly. And their sneakers and crocs went in the front row for everyday use. Surprisingly, my older son even had the thought to line the bottom of their closet with a garbage bag beneath the shoe rack to help keep dirt and water from seeping onto the carpet. big lots shoe rack