The Tray Method

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My friend, Rachel, gives the BEST gifts!  About a year ago, she gave me this beautiful book on home decor.  I have it on my coffee table, permanently and have noticed it on other blogger’s tables, too.  It has gorgeous pictures and great decorating ideas.

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I don’t know about the people in your family, but in ours, someone is ALWAYS looking for their keys or their phone or their wallet….  Erin, in this book, gave me a great idea to help solve this problem.

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It’s called “THE TRAY METHOD!”  Erin suggests putting a tray near different entryways for people to deposit their stuff. I thought, “genius!”

So, I went out on a mission to find some trays.  Uh, you can pay some pretty pennies for some trays, I soon found out.  But, then, when in World Market, I stumbled upon these!

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I found this one, a little on the pricier side, at The Paper Tulip.

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I designated everyone their own tray.  It took several reminders, but now that everyone is on board, it has truly helped everyone keep up with their stuff!

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This is Hayley’s.  Usually, she keeps her keys in here, too.  She was at work at the time of this pic.

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This is Rourke’s.  He usually has a lot more on here, too. But I kind of cleaned it up, and he was at work, too.  He kind of needs a tray for his tray.  He has taken it a little too far. 😉

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This is mine!

Once in awhile, somebody in the fam will ask me if I’ve seen something that they lost…..

“I gently ask, “Did you use your tray?” 🙂

Do you have any ideas that you use to keep up with stuff?

Please share!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

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