Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Uniform Closet

Sports are a big part of our lives, and always have been. Dwain's dad, Charlie, played semi-pro baseball while serving in the Army. My dad, Rex, played basketball in college. Dwain played basketball in college and went on to coach girls' basketball for 10 years. Dwain's brother, Darin, played in college and went on to coach boys' basketball and now is one of the top officials in SWMO. All the Banner boys now play and love sports. Almost as important as the sport is the uniform... at least in our family :) Owning a screen printing business makes it easy to be "uniform obsessive" as I like to call Dwain.

When we were first married (before kids), Dwain played a lot of slow pitch softball. It only took a couple times of me not getting his uniform washed and ready for the next game to realize... it was MY JOB to have that done. My mother-in-law, Mary Kay, had set a PERFECT standard when it came to getting uniforms cleaned in a timely (and spotless) manner.

Now that we have 4 boys, playing on multiple teams and multiple sports, I've had to come up with a method of KNOWING where everything is at the right, exact time we need to walk out the door.

My solution has been a "uniform closet." I want all the jerseys, pants, shoes, flippers, goggles, belts, hats at my fingertips. I don't want to have to dig through their closet to find something. Who needs a coat closet anyway, ours is now the uniform closet. Located right next to my laundry room, it's easy to make SURE all gear is available.
It's not usually this neat :) I organized for the picture.
1.2.3.4... all cleats are present, still stinky, and ready for the next game.
4 hats, 4 belts, 4 pants... check, check, check.
2 jerseys per player/kid 2x4=8. Sleeves and fan gear.
Swim goggles, flippers, jammers, swim caps... and lots more... ready to
"just keep swimming"

We're organized and ready to go until the next sport rolls around... soon this baseball and swim gear will be replaced by football uniforms and pads. Good thing I ♥ Banner Boys :)

1 comment:

Joy B said...

Love the PINK organizer! It's definitely a statement piece. It says, "Yes, there is a female member of this family!"

 
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