Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Works-For-Me Wednesday

Every child in my house has toothpaste issues. I wish my issues were that simple.

They each have their own tube. They each have their own "tub" with their own personal items in it. It's convenient, handy, sensible, easy to manage and maintain...IF you just put things away and nobody touches your stuff. Operative word here being if.

So I'm walking down the aisle in one of my neighborhood Wal-Marts the other day getting a few toiletries, and I see this little gizmo hanging from one of those little plastic special display things.

If you want the nightmare about the green sticky labels because you don't live in that parallel universe that I've transported a decade or so back into, you can read what I had to say about that here. But about the product: they have different colors, two to a package. Lucky me, they had my four kids favorite colors packaged up just right so I only had to buy two packages. Whew!

Now I didn't really need these for the purpose they were intended, although they will help get the last of the toothpaste out, and my kids really aren't that good about squeezing it down the tube well either. I wanted to use them to mark my kids' territory. See:

Function and peace all at the same time. No more accusations about somebody else "taking my toothpaste" and no one can say it's not their toothpaste left out since the color will give it away. Works for me!

To see what works for others, go visit Rocks In My Dryer.


Mari said...

I don't need to do this anymore, but I could have used it a few years ago!

Miss Mommy said...

Great Idea!! My Little Man & Little Miss still use kiddie toothpaste....but when the time comes for regular I will have to get one of these!!

Mummy of Two said...

great idea! We always have toothpaste/brush fights here! I might steal this idea!

Cherylann said...

My big problem is the kids stealing my tube of toothpaste. But I may buy these for the kids, so they can only use their tube, too.

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