We did our autumn washing-of-the-winter-woolens yesterday. Bringing all the hats and mittens up from storage and giving them all a gentle wash (I love Eucalan - lavender especially. Yum.), and a proper drying in the sun. I had lots of help, as always, hanging all those knits.
And then...with all the hats and mittens drying and ready for wearing this winter, I did something I've been intending to do for years. With some linen tape and fabric, I quickly sewed up these 'tags' for everyone's basket, in the hopes that it might just prevent the massive pileup of hats and mittens in our entryway come wintertime. One little thing that just might make getting out the door a tiny bit easier with four little ones all in search of their hat and a pair of matching mittens at the very same moment. Just a little bit easier - we'll see.