It may be October, but Minnesotans know snow can make an appearance any day. Get prepared to keep all of those coats, mittens, hats, boots and snow pants organized and dry. Because no one likes putting on cold, wet mittens on their way to the bus stop. Here are a few tips.
- If you want your kids to actually hang up those soaking wet snow pants after a long day, make it easy and accessible. Hooks and hangers that are out of reach are just asking for those snow pants to end up in a ball on the floor. Allocate a hook for each family member where gear is usually taken off and use double hooks for kids ... one side for a coat and one side for snow pants.
- Winter salt and sand does a number on our floors. Place a heavy-duty rubber boot tray under each hook to store snowy boots and allow water to drip from snow pants above.
- Wet hats and mittens won’t dry overnight if they are tossed in a basket. Install a wire curtain rod with clips or a clothesline along an empty wall to hang up hats, mittens and other wet accessories.
This simple setup will ensure your snow gear is ready when you need it. But let’s hope the snow holds off for a while longer!