First of all, Happy Birthday to my brother Mark!
A little while ago I was browsing some ‘frugal’ posts on a website and came across a brilliant idea from a lady who needed a place to set her snow boots in her office so they wouldn’t get water all over – she just used a paint tray from the dollar store.
Well, we just had our first snow on the new playground, and the staff has been talking about snow gear and ways to store it. At the old place, we had a strip of tape along the wall with the children’s names and tried to get them to set their boots in the right spot. It really cut back on the wrong boots going home with the wrong child. Well, someone mentioned that they might get boot trays. I remembered the post and asked Lloyd to go to Dollar Tree (where items are actually sold for one dollar) and clean out the paint tray section!
(There are a few around the corner, too, since 22 wouldn’t fit.)
They aren’t quite as nice as the tray the lady posted about – I wish they were a bit more solid on the edges, but they’ll work just fine. Today I had the children make a label for the inside. I had so many people – especially parents – say what a great idea it was.
Thank you for the inspiration, internet stranger!
Oh, Taco Fortnight update: Regular tacos for Lloyd, soft tacos for me. Both beef.