Store kids' shoes and socks in the coat closet
We keep our kids' shoes and socks (rolled into little, self-contained balls) stowed in a hanging canvas shoe organizer the hallway coat closet. Advantages (as compared to keeping shoes in bedroom closets and socks in bedroom drawers):
- No dirt tracked through the house when entering or leaving.
- When we say "put on your shoes and socks" as the last step to getting out the door for an outing, we lose no momentum as we would if we sent kids back to their toy- and distraction-filled bedrooms.
- Socks and shoes live in the same place.
- Bedroom closets and drawers are less cluttered.
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