Shaker-Style Pegs For Easier Mornings

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With our second child's arrival this summer, I was on edge about my older child's preschool drop-offs and how I would manage getting everyone ready on-time in the morning. So we turned to a project that I'd long had tucked away in a corner of my mind:

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We constructed a wainscot—height Shaker-style peg rail for my preschooler son's room. There is original rail running along at the same height in the hallway just outside of his room. Now, the rail "seeps" into his room and is outfitted with five pegs - one for each day of the week.

We stained the wooden pegs in red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. As an added bonus, within the first week of use he had learned the order of the rainbow's colors!

Now, our morning routines are incredibly smooth. On Sunday evenings, we select outfits for the five weekdays ahead and hang them on the pegs. Shirt, pants, socks, and undies. Then each morning, he grabs an outfit off of the day's peg, we get dressed, and we're off!

(Image credits: Regina Yunghans)