26 September 2007

works for me: storing socks


With a family of 8 socks are an item.


Especially the kids with autism disorder need a package of a pair delivered straight on their doorway...


You see me running around each morning?
No way!


I let them agree on which clothes they wear the next day and we lay them ready for the next morning.

One way or another putting socks with the other clothes didn't work.


Each boy has his own colour of socks, so it's easy to fold them.


But where to leave them?


A drawer wasn't available, so we went through all sorts of storage untill the fae of creativity hit my head.


I went for a large poster container... a large one. (cilinder)

Ofcourse I didn't succeed untill I walked one evening through the citycentre, just before the old paper was collected.

I found the perfect container standing there.

The shopowner was still there so I asked him if I could take the thing home.
"Oh yes, I'm glad someone can put it to use. It's from the large posters here in the shop. Do you need more of them?"

I got one for each child.


At home I painted them.

Put holes at the top to get a thin rope through them, so I could hang the container.

At the botton I used the middle of a paintyhoseleg.
I glued the toppart to the inner border of the container.

And put a fancy laundrypeg in the same colour on the end, so the socks couldn't slip out.


When I want to store the socks I take the container off the hook, throw the socks in, and hang it back.


The kids have a piece of momma-art in their room that is highly functional.


Works for me.
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5 comments:

EmmyJMommy 26 September 2007 at 19:01  

That is a great idea! I am forever losing socks and sock mates in the washing process, any suggestions there???

Frances 26 September 2007 at 19:23  

That sounds absolutely fantastic!
Waving at you from New York,
Frances

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife 28 September 2007 at 05:49  

I love the "momma-art"! What a clever idea!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Sarah 29 September 2007 at 05:10  

That is fabulously inventive! What a great idea! It's both practical and aesthetically enjoyable!
Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous,  21 October 2007 at 10:31  

We used to have problems with the pairing,hanging and sorting of socks but since my sister introduced me to Wizzpegs all the problems associated with washing socks have vanished.Even my youngest ( 4 year old )is able to use these wonderful little pegs.They save you so much time.

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