Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Swimsuit Solution


Summer is in full swing at our house, and we have been spending a lot of time outdoors.   
While it's cooler now, with a recent heatwave, that means the sprinklers have been turned on probably just as often for playing and cooling off as they have been for watering the lawn. 
 And the inflatable pool has come out – and once there is a pool with water in the backyard, the neighborhood kids come out in droves.   
They’re having fun and keeping cool, so everybody wins.  

With all the water play, I got tired of trudging upstairs to retrieve swimsuits every time the sprinklers came on, and having to head back upstairs to put them away once they were rinsed and dry.

So, here's my super duper top secret amazing tip for summer organization if your kids are water babies like mine are:

Command Hooks.
I totally just blew your mind, didn't I. ;)

It's so easy: our laundry room is on the main floor, so I just stuck up these simple command hooks on the wall in there.

When the kids see the neighbors out in the pool and want to join, we just grab their suits from the hooks, change and they're ready to roll.
When they're done, suits get rinsed and hung up to dry, ready for the next go-'round.

I added simple chalkboard vinyl tags to put their names on, just for kicks.

Then, when summer ends and the swimsuits get put away for the season, the labels and the hooks come down, and everything goes back as it was.

The hook is reusable, so next summer, I can pop up the whole setup with a simple stick of some new command strips.

It really can't get much easier than that! :)

 Cheers to Summer,
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