Friday, August 8, 2008

Roll It Up

It's not often that a mom learns organizational tips from her sons, but I've learned a few from mine. Being in the military, my sons have learned to be all about efficiency. One interesting way they do this is by rolling things up.

They wear the same thing to work everyday (a uniform) so they make "skivvy rolls" to save time getting ready. These consist of underwear, socks, and an undershirt all rolled together. That way they just grab a roll and their uniforms and they are ready to hit the door in 10 minutes flat (of course it helps not having enough hair to comb). :) This is a great way to pack too. You would be amazed at how much they can fit into a carry on bag, plus it keeps things from getting so wrinkled.

I have a drawer in my kitchen chock full of dishtowels. I have lots and lots of them and it's not unusual for me to use 6 or more each day as I'm cooking and washing dishes. I have always had them folded up in the drawer which quickly became a mess as I pulled towels out and then washed them and put them back in. I finally thought to roll them up like the boys roll their things up. It works SO well! I can actually close the drawer now without one falling out. Now, why didn't I think of this years ago?


12 comments:

Candace said...

Good idea, I roll up clothes when packing for a trip, but hadn't thought of rolling up things around the house.

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

This is a great idea. I do this with my bathroom towels. This would be great for my kitchen too!

Sweetie said...

You have a very good idea for your towel drawer. Do you have any ideas for a Tupperware cupboard? I'm glad that you liked Steel Magnolias. I watched it several times. When it first came out one of the girls in our office wanted us to help sabotage her boss!

You really have a great blog!

Momala said...

What a great idea! And it looks nice too!

Mindy

Kari said...

I am so doing this in my kitchen tomorrow morning. :)

~~Deby said...

Oh I like this...going to try it with mine. Since I don't have a dishwasher I sure go through many towels....
GREAT idea...
~~Deby

Bobbie said...

I have that same drawer in the kitchen and now will try rolling, too! Why didn't I think of this?

Hazel said...

What a good idea ,I'm doing my drawer tomorrow .

Anonymous said...

Great idea! It looks so cheerful & decorative, too. :o)

Brenda

Liisa said...

Thanks for sharing this idea. I roll things when I pack a suitcase but I never thought of doing this for my out of control kitchen linen drawer!

Blessings,
Liisa

TravelinPilgrim said...

That is a great idea! I have never thought of that! My towel drawer is so hard to close sometimes because I have stuffed it so full. I am going to go roll them up right now and see if the towels fit better. Thank you for the great tip.

Katidids said...

Well, Thats a DUH moment for me! I was active duty Navy & we had to roll every undergarment that way for our sea bag....Maybe thats why I fold everything now LOL!