You're going to think I'm crazy...but before you judge, hear me out! ;) Vanessa has been encouraging everyone to get organized over at her blog! Which is something I am not. Well I am but I'm not...basically I know where everything is, but it's probably not where is should be. At first I found myself just reading her posts and then slowly I found myself tossing out toys, unneccessary clothing and bedding, etc. Especially in the boy's room! I went out a few weeks ago, leaving Jason with the kids and I cleaned out the kid's section at Target. My husband thought I was crazy when I walked in with bins and shelving and sheets, etc. He was a sport though and helped me put it all together.
Also, while I was at my brother's house a few weeks back, I noticed that all of the children had 3 things on their beds--a fitted sheet, a pillow (with case), and a quilt. That's it, nothing else. I asked, "Betsy, does that work?" She confirmed that it's been the best way to keep their beds tidy and also to teach the children to make their beds. So I came home and I gave it a shot. Guess what? IT WORKS!!! Forget about the top sheet...just throw the blankets in the wash! Right?
So between these two ladies, I've come up with a system. Two quilts, two pillows, and two fitted sheets for both boys. I'm doing TWO so I can rotate bedding easily and not stress. They have their first sets already and will be receiving their second bedding sets for Christmas this year. Hence, the eeeasy square quilt above...and the extra bonus is that Ruger's learning to make his bed! He's a champ with laundry and dishes, so this shouldn't be too bad. :) I know, we're full of exciting news around here...bed making and potty training, life just doesn't get any better than that!