Tuesday, April 6, 2010

WFMW: Tomorrow Bags!

Back in January I found this post from Give It A Go about an ingenious idea to make a drawstring bag for 'tomorrow's' clothes and was instantly inspired. I made a bag for each of my kids (a GREAT fabric stash-busting project!) and even hung hooks in the bathroom for the kids' bathrobes and tomorrow bags. If I could do it again I would use silky ribbon since it can be a chore to cinch up the flannel fabric on grosgrain ribbon, but I'm pleased that I didn't have buy anything for this project.

If you notice in the photo I don't have the bags on the hook in the bathroom since the little munchkins have been getting up at the buttcrack of dawn and are banished to their room until 7:30. You can also get a first glimpse at the orphanage style bedroom setup! This is the darkest room in the house (useful for kids in Alaska in the summer!) and all they have in here is their beds, clothes and a tv. Don't mind that "curtain"... I bought a real one today but haven't gotten it up yet obviously. I'm still working on the (new) playroom, but I did get the master bathroom bleach-ified today.

Every night, when I pull out their jammies, I grab an outfit for the next day and shove gently place their stuff in the tomorrow bag. I throw it over their bedpost and my kids won't look AS homeless and mismatched the next day! That's why Tomorrow Bags work for me!

3 Thoughts From Others:

Cheri-Beri said...

That's really a great idea!! Perfect for a Christmas gift for kids, too. My kids are 12 and 14, they'd resent the bag - lol. But I have young nieces and nephews who would like it!

Cheri-Beri said...

So I just bothered to read about you :-) I was born in Anchorage, grew up in Wasilla and graduated from WHS in 1987. We left AK in 2004, but it's still a huge part of my life!

Shell said...

great idea!

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