Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Easy does it!

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!

8 comments:

Destini said...

Wow, maybe I'll ditch the top sheets too! Taylor is okay at making the bed, if I stay on her about it! Must be something in the air, I went nuts on Trace's room and it is super organized, but Taylor's is tough, she's got a lot more clutter (aka, she likes to "collect" things)!

Betsy said...

I'm so proud of you! Top sheets are for the dogs -- you won't believe how much easier it is!! Hooray -- you've inspired me to get organized, too!

Alicia King said...

looks cute! i love that fabric! we don't do top sheets either in our house, they are annoying and just get tangled up when we sleep!

The LeVangie Family said...

Good for you! I have NEVER used the top sheet in my life! Seriously. Not even when I was growing up. It gets so hot here that there's no need for one. If they happen to get cold, they've got little blankets they use.
Let me know how the organizing goes. I'm with you- I know where the stuff is at, but it's not where it should be! I have such a hare time trying to keep everything nice and neat.

Caden and Mommy said...

I love that quilt you made, the colors and patterns are SO cute! Let me know if one of those ever ends up for sale :0)

Shari B. said...

That is the best way to organize, find your system and just DO IT!!! Kuddos for you! Plus, cute quilt, are you going to do a pattern?

Annalee Taylor said...

I agree, I do this too with Mack and its a dream! Especially when we have accidents, makes my life so much easier!

Greene Family said...

What a great idea, and I love the cute quilt! Way to go Ruger on being such a good helper!
Any chance you are going to start selling quilts now? :)
I'm the same - I know where things are, but a lot of them are not where they should be . . . I'm slowly getting back to being more organized.