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Keep Summer Essentials Handy


July 12, 2012
By: Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle RockPublisher
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I am a pretty organized person. My friends tease me that I'm OCD, but I tell them that I'm actually CDO because that's alphabetical, the way it should be. One of my favourite tools is a hanging shoe organizer, but I use them for much more than shoes. I maintain two seasonal organizers, one for summer and one for winter. The summer one holds umbrellas, sunscreen, insect repellant ,sunglasses, foldable backpacks, sun hats, and sandals. We use the lower pockets for the kids and the higher pockets for the parents. The winter organizer holds gloves, hats, scarves, umbrellas, sunscreen, moisturizer, and lip balm. Rather than unload and re-load each season, we simply store the off-season one in a closet in our basement (but any unused door will do) and bring the current season up to our hall closet by the front door.

 

Hanging shoe organizers can also be used for

 

Hair accessories: bows, barrettes, headbands, styling products, combs, and hairbrushes

 

Clothing accessories: belts, scarves, brooches

 

Crafts: colouring books, coloured pencils, markers, googly eyes, glue, scraps

 

Pantry: seasoning packets and other small items up top and kid-friendly snacks at the bottom

 

Cleaning supplies: glass cleaner and microfiber cloths, dusting rags and wood polish, extra vacuum bags and carpet deodorizer (we keep ours on the back of our laundry room door)

 

Toys: Hot Wheels, card games, or anything with lots of little pieces

 

What would you use your shoe organizer for? Leave a comment below and let us know!


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