Wednesday, November 28, 2007

works for me

november 28 2007


This week something about hiding Sinterklaas and Christmas presents.


With a family of 8 hiding presents can be terribly stressful. When they find something the fun is taken away and buying something new is often out of the question.

So for the little presents I keep the washingpowderboxes. The empty ones are stored between the full ones and none ever has told me I don't need much detergent.
I wrap the presents in plastic, so they won't smell afterwards, and put them in a box with a little washingpowder. I cut a little hole in one or two corners, so when someone wants to take a box, it starts leaking powder. (Ha...that'll teach them!!)

For the large presents I have created room at the attick.
In the winter there's a large collection of boxes with summerclothes.
Behind the boxes there's space for real large items, if we have them, and otherwise the presents are stored in a box with "summerunderwear of the girls", right under the lovely T-shirts. So when they start looking in the boxes they'll start fitting the t-shirts. By the time they have seen them all I have found them there. LOL!

I've been doing this for ages and it works for me.

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7 comments:

  1. Oh, that is very clever!! I need some more ideas for my very crafty peekers! Thank you for sharing it!!

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  2. Very clever ideas! My son is just getting to the sneaking age (3 1/2)--first year I need to hide presents! Thanks!

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  3. Sounds like you have things under control. I always wonder about my hiding places. I used to give coded names to each of my kids so they wouldn't know which packages under the tree were theirs!

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  4. Great idea!!! I end up hiding everything at my mom's house...LOL!

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  5. How very clever. We have an attic space that isn't accessible to the kids, and that's where things usually end up.

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  6. My mom used to wrap my presents in white butcher paper and write "liver" on them then put them in the freezer... It worked!

    Laane- thanks for stopping by my blog!

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