Tidying up the kids’ rooms is a common nightmare for almost every parent! Though Marie Kondo’s popular series Tidying Up on Netflix has come up with a genius space-saving trick of folding clothes, one mom has got another better idea. She urges the parent community to ‘normalize’ the mess in the kids’ room and save time and frustration in the process. Because, no matter how often or how neatly you fold your kids’ laundry, a mess is inevitable at that place. Her TikTok Video has racked up over 2.6 million views already!
Under the TikTok handle @playroominspo, Courtney recently posted a video asking not to fold the kids’ clothes at all. In the sped-up video, she is seen putting the laundry away in the boxes in her kids’ room, just without any folding or even pairing socks. The video plays with the message that it only took four minutes to put the clothes away, which was far better than clothes piled up for days in the room, waiting to be folded and then stored. So, normalizing the mess in your kids’ room with a ‘no-fold’ system has its perks!
While a lot of parents were amazed by Courtney’s parenting hack video, some were skeptical too. Many lauded it as one of the best relieving parenting methods they’d hope to learn about sooner. One person even admitted that they don’t even fold their own clothes. The nay-sayers came up criticizing it as a lazy person’s idea to normalize a mess. But defending Courtney, others quickly responded that it was worth all the saved time and mental health. The habit can, of course, co-exist in each parent, but at the end of the day, normalizing the mess in kids’ rooms isn’t that big a deal.
Fun Embroidery Kits to Start on at Any Level of Expertise
Doing arts and crafts is a fun hobby and outlet that can help with stress relief as well as creating artwork that you’re proud of. Even for adults, there are numerous crafts that you can do to take your mind off the stress of your everyday life.
Crafting With Embroidery Kits
Embroidery kits are the newest and trendiest crafts that people are doing these days, and they are perfect for passing the time. There are embroidery kits for every skill level – from beginner to more experienced.
You can choose an embroidery kit with an aesthetic to suit your home – from flowers to phrases and even your favorite TV characters. Hanging up your masterpiece will likely bring you joy and a sense of satisfaction that you could create such an exciting piece of art. Here are five kits that you can start, no matter what experience level you’re at.
If you’re a fan of astrology, the stars, and zodiac signs, this embroidery kit is for you. You can choose to make your zodiac sign, one for a friend, loved one, or even a few of your favorites. These are generally considered beginner-friendly kits, but they are also suitable for those with more experience.
Feminist Hoop Art
For the feminists out there or those interested in female empowerment, you’ll love these kits. There are all kinds of designs that you can pick from, whether it be phrases, symbols, or pictures. Embrace your girl power by embroidering your favorite message and placing it around your home, office, or even in your car.
House plants are also popular these days and many people out there are plant parents. If you’re a plant lover, you can add embroidered plants to your home, too. From small to large plants, there are many kits to choose from.
Beginner Embroidery Kits
For those that are nervous that these embroidery kits are going to be hard for them to do, there are ones that are specifically for beginners with more detailed instruction/guidelines. These kits come with everything that you need to finish your craft and be happy with the final look.
All About the Earth
Earth and eco-friendly activists will love these embroidery kits that are all about the planet. You can make a green statement and spend time embroidering something that you are passionate about. It can be about the earth itself or an eco-friendly message.