Friday, March 19, 2010

Great Idea Day



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I'm sure some of you do this already, but I'm sharing it anyhow. I keep one of these bags on top of the hamper in each child's room and put socks in them. I've been doing this since they were itty bitty babies (well, they were each well over ten pounds at birth...but that is as itty bitty as my babies get!) and it has worked so well to keep their socks together. I especially recommend it for those teeny tiny baby socks. Now that my babies are four and six, it probably isn't quite as necessary as it once was. No more socks getting stuck inside shirts and getting "lost"!
This idea is leftover from my student teaching days. I label every puzzle piece in this house. This way if/when they get dumped out, it is easy for the children (not me!) to put them back in the right boxes. In this puzzle every piece has a "CG" on the back and then the inside of the lid AND the inside of the bottom also are labeled with a "CG". I try to give every puzzle a different letter or symbol.
I love this stuff. My daughter takes a cut apple with her every day to school and sprinkling this on the apple slices keeps them from browning. I've used this little bottle every school day since September and it still is going strong! I found it with the canning supplies in my local grocery store. It is by Bell and is called Fruit Fresh. Two enthusiastic thumbs up from me!

Do you have great ideas to share? I'd love to hear them!

11 comments:

Julie Johnson said...

Thanks for the tips..I'll have to try the fruit fresh. My kids love apples too...and lemon juice works ok, but I'd like to give this a try....

Lil Eskimo said...

i'm with julie. fruit fresh has my curiosity peaked!

Jaime @ Our Journey said...

I need to find some of the Fruit Fresh! Thanks for sharing!

Bernadete said...

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, I can use them all

Patricia L said...

Never heard of Fruit Fresh, I'm going to have to try that...and, though I've seen the laundry bag/sock idea, I've never instituted it in my house-- with #4 on the way in a few weeks, maybe I should put it into action!

Twinkling Tees said...

Must find the Fresh Fruit! Genius!

I actually do the sock-in-a-bag trick because I hate trying to figure out whose white socks are whose!

I have two mesh bags with two different colored drawstrings - so I don't have to try holding up the socks to each other to figure out which pair is bigger and belongs to my 6-year-old, and which pair is smaller and belongs to my 4-year-old!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Those are all great ideas. I actually haven't done any of them. But I want to try them all. So do you wash them in the bag too?.

Darlene said...

Hi Sarah,

I missed you while I was on vacation. It seems we have also brought the snow back with us!!!

I love your tips. I am going to have to try the Fruit Fresh.

Kelsey said...

Hey Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my book pocket. You should totally make it! So easy...I need to tweak a few things with it but I still love it! That fruit fresh stuff looks like a genius idea! I will be putting that on my shopping list!!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I am so psyched to see this post! I seriously just had that same stuff in my hot little hands at ShopRite yesterday but was unsure so I put it back.

I'm going back to get it now!

:)

katherinemarie said...

THAT is a FANTASTIC TIP! I've always used lemon juice, but my kiddos don't like the tart taste. Have you tried it on other fruits??? THANKS!