Over the Door Shoe Rack
– I have 2 boys and they share a area. As you might imagine, their area could be a dump pit, an absolute mess of toys from crayons to LEGOS to books. And tons of unidentifiable stuff in between. It seems like I’ve been harping on them forever to do a better job of selecting up their stuff – and keeping it picked up – but to my frustration, nothing appeared to work.
Out of sheer frustration, I determined to present one thing new a attempt. I found an previous shoe rack in our laundry area. It was created of assume plastic that made me feel sensible, like perhaps the boys wouldn’t break it easily. I put it in their closet and set a goal for them to each place away their shoes each night on the shoe rack. At the top of every week, the kid that had followed my instructions the foremost would get a tiny reward.
At first the boys did not know what to think. Up till then, I’d continuously just quite yelled orders and flapped my wings. This time, I was leaving the solution up to them and incentivizing them to create a sensible choice. Then their competitive nature kicked in and they got with the program. They even managed to cooperate with one another!
My oldest showed his younger brother a way to use the shoe rack to hold the shoes he wasn’t carrying just then. They put their rain and snow boots in the back row because they wouldn’t would like them that frequently. And their sneakers and crocs went within 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 below the shoe rack to help keep dirt and water from seeping onto the carpet. over the door shoe rack