One of the challenges every parent faces, at some point, is how to get kids to help put their clean laundry in the proper places. For adults, it may be easy to remember that socks and underwear go in the top drawer and pants in the bottom, but for kids who are just learning (or need a gentle reminder because it’s not a priority for them), a little help couldn’t hurt.
A company called Crafterhours offers the help you need with their “I know where it goes” drawer stickers feature colorful stickers of each piece of clothing. The stickers can go on the outside of the dresser or, if you prefer, on the inside bottom of the drawer to indicate where shirts, pants, underwear, pajamas, socks, etc. live. The stickers are for kids 3-8, but hey it could be helpful to older children who haven’t quite adopted this task. The set includes between 8-10 stickers and they are available in a variety of different colors. The cost is just $5.00 per pack and are available on the Crafterhours.com site.
Although my children feel like they’ve got this chore down and know where their clothing lives, I did pass on the stickers to a friend’s children. The next time I saw my friend’s daughter, she exclaimed, “I put the stickers on my drawers!” She was quite proud of the fact that she used them and it sounds like she’s headed toward helping her mom when it comes time to put away her clothing.
It’s never too soon to get kids started on helping around the home and taking pride in their surroundings.
And the WINNER is…Tarryn Macpherson Lankford. Congratulations!!
NOTE: Contest extended through 11:59:59 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. ENTER NOW!
I’m excited to offer you the opportunity to win a special Mother’s Day gift for yourself or someone special in your life!
Enter to WIN a copy of The Organized Mom: Simplify Life for You & Baby One Step at a Time AND a beautiful handmade picture frame from Paige at West Ashley Wall Art.
Paige is the creator of gorgeous one-of-a-kind custom picture frames. I had the pleasure of meeting her recently and viewing her work. It’s gorgeous!!
1. Like my Facebook page (if you haven’t already)
2. Like West Ashley Wall Art’s Facebook page
3. Comment on both pages in the post that is pinned at the top of the page titled “WIN a Mother’s Day gift.” This will confirm your entry.
4. If you “share” the contest on your page, you will be entered twice!
Here’s exactly what you’ll win:
An endorsed copy of The Organized Mom book a custom picture frame.
The Organized Mom book is a 272-page hard-cover AND spiral bound, which makes it an easy read for a mom with a baby in her arms. Book lays flat when opened to a page. The overall size is 8 x 7.7 x 1 inches.
The frame is a chunky distressed wood Black with a colorful striped wood mat. Just loosen screws & change out the photo as often as you would like. Holds a 5″ X 7″ picture; overall frame size is: 9″ x 11″, equipped to hang on the wall or put in a stand.
Good luck and Happy Mother’s Day!
The winner will be selected through a random generator at the close of the contest on Monday night, May 14, 2012 at 11:59:59. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9am on both Facebook pages.
An interesting fact: In July 2010, there was a ban on phosphates that required the reformation of dishwasher detergents. Since then, consumers noticed that their dishes are just not as clean as they used to be. And I thought it was my dishwasher. The cloudy film builds on top of previously cloudy film, which is incredibly frustrating to anyone who expects their dishes to come out clean and spotless.
So, OxiClean® developed a Dishwashing Booster designed to eliminate spots, residue and cloudy films in just one wash. I was pleasantly surprised that it worked…well! The directions on the product instruct you to add two squirts of the booster directly into the bottom of the dishwasher and fill the rinse agent dispenser. Then use your regular detergent. I was especially pleased with my wine glasses that had been cloudy the last time they were used. I rewashed them and they were sparkly. No kidding! I just wish Billy Mays who was doing the commercials for this brand!
The OxiClean® dishwasher booster is designed for your dishwasher. It helps boost the cleaning performance of the dishwasher by removing the cloudy film, food particles, spots and streaks that many detergents alone can leave behind.
For more details on the OxiClean® Dishwashing Booster and a list of retailers, click here.Read More
ENTER BY APRIL 17, 2012 AT 11:59:59. DRAWING IS APRIL 23, 2012
For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that I’m always touting the importance of having your important documents backed up and stashed away in a safe-and-sound place. So, when I was contacted by Sentry Safe and asked to let my readers know about a tax-time giveaway of a $5,000 savings bond and a chance to WIN a safe (to protect those important documents), I jumped at the chance!
Let me highlight one of the safes that Sentry shipped for me to test out so I would know exactly what I was recommending. The 1.2 cubic foot safe has an adjustable shelf and combination lock; water resistant up to 8″ for 24 hours, which is great because I live in an area of the country prone to hurricanes; it also provides one-hour of fire protection for CDs, DVDs and USBs up 1700 degrees. It’s not lightweight (100 lbs.), that’s for sure, but fits nicely at the bottom of a closet. It can also be bolted to the floor. Available at Wal-mart and Target. A fantastic way to store important documents, backups of digital photos, jewelry, spare keys, passports and more.
Josh, a brand manager at Sentry, can tell you a little more about the safe and he’ll do it in under 60 seconds!
1. click here to link to the site
2. Click to learn more
3. Enter for a chance to win
and you’re done!
While you’re at the Sentry Safe site, there’s a fun game you can play up to three times a day for an opportunity to win a safe!
To register to WIN a $5,000 savings bond, click here. Good luck!!
For more information on this safe and many others, visit Sentry Safe.
ENTER BY APRIL 17, 2012 AT 11:59:59. DRAWING IS APRIL 23, 2012
You spend lots of money on a good bra, then pack up for a getaway or business trip only to find that your bras have been crushed in transit. Well, not anymore! Last week, I received a sample of a CupCase, a durable, protective travel and storage case that will keep your bras from being crushed and creased. The best part is, the case is ADORABLE and not only can you pack you bras, but you can also include your jewelry, panties and hair ties or headbands. What a fantastic gift item for a bride to her bridesmaids with special underwear set for the big day. And a bride could use the CupCase to pack special items for her honeymoon. The purse-like case is durable, fun and functional. The price is just $19.95. Click here to check out CupCase.Read More