Tuesday Tip: Store Kid Kitchenware Down Low


I almost didn’t make this post today because of absentmindedness.  Even though the kids are down which signals I’m off the clock, I’m going to make an exception and work on this post so I don’t mess up my blogging streak.

kids in the kitchen

Since it’s Tuesday, I thought I’d throw a quick tip at you that could save you some time if you have little ones or even little grandkids.  Instead of placing the items kids use to eat with up high, find a drawer or cabinet to keep them in that’s down low where they can reach.  This simple relocation of items makes such a huge difference.

  1. Kids get the choice of picking out what plate, fork, cup, etc. they want and *bonus* you don’t have to stand there waiting on them to decide or have to say no when they change their mind from wanting a blue plate to an orange plate.
  2. Kids can easily set the table on their own.  All you have to do is put the adult plates and cups on the counter within their reach.
  3. Putting away the clean dishes from the dishwasher can almost be completed without any adult supervision

Yes, the drawer will not probably be as neat or organized as you may like, but it’s a great way to give them ownership and responsibility in the home, plus you can just shut the drawer and pretend like you didn’t see anything!

Now that you have a few less tasks on your hand, what are you going to do with all that time?

tips for teaching kids responsibility

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