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    Our Favorite Way to Hang Posters!

    Our Favorite Way to Hang Posters!

    Can I tell you a secret? Most of my posters are sitting in a closet because I'm low on wall space and I can never decide which one to display. Not to mention, shopping for poster frames during the pandemic isn't ideal.

    But...I have a poster hanging solution for all of us! Magnetic poster frames allow you to swap out posters quickly & easily with damaging the paper. That means you can have one small space dedicated to your poster art, and change the art depending on the seasons or school unit.

    If you have more wall space, then by all means...create a gallery wall or spread them around the house!

    I tried some magnetic poster frames ordered from a cheap factory overseas and didn't feel good about offering them in the shop. Quality craftsmanship & good stewardship are important to us as a family and as a business. We seek out ethically produced products and try to reduce waste wherever possible. 

    states & capitals poster with magnetic frame | pretty nerdy press

    Our new poster frames are designed by a small woodworking company based in Chicago. Most of their items are American made, but the particular product we carry is ethically produced in Poland. We are thrilled to partner with WellMade. The Stiicks Magnetic Poster Frames meet both our quality and ethical standards.

    We carry 2 sizes: 19" (for our 18" posters) and 25" (for our 24" posters). Each kit comes with 2 hanging options. Anchors and screws are provided if you prefer to permanently mount your frame to the wall, and a white cord is provided if you prefer to hang it from a nail or 3M removable hook.

    Stock is limited! We won't receive another shipment before the holidays, so grab one now. Discount is automatically added at checkout. Add your sticker preference through in the special instructions box at checkout. 


    Teaching Kids to Do Laundry? 3 Things to Consider...

    Teaching Kids to Do Laundry? 3 Things to Consider...

    Are you overwhelmed by the mountains of laundry in your home? I see your posts on Instagram and Facebook. Other stuff takes priority. Laundry is often a burden and we wait until it's taking over to tackle it. What if teaching your kids to do the laundry could "lighten the load"? 

    Our laundry system isn't perfect. Life happens, and we get behind. But having a system has lightened the load the last few years. The kids do a large portion of the laundry and we don't have laundry crises very often anymore. 

    It's easy to think everyone else has it all together, but let's face it, laundry is a struggle for every family. Don't be discouraged if it is still a struggle. Take one step to make it easier and go from there. ☺️ It doesn't have to be perfect! 

    Here are a few things you should consider when teaching your kids to do laundry:

    Teaching Kids to Do Laundry | Pretty Nerdy Press | Free ebook to help you create a laundry system that works for your family

    Create a laundry system that works for your family.

    It's important to create good habits and a system that works for your family. Work is easier for children (and adults) when it becomes a habit. Think about the chores and habits you have each day. They come naturally because you have created habits (whether good or bad). Children will help more and complain less when they know what work is expected of them each day. 

    Each family functions differently, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution for creating a good laundry system. The important thing is that you have some type of routine and establish some habits. 

    You can get my free ebook with printable charts and a worksheet to help you create a good laundry system. It won't be the perfect fit for every family, but it will help you brainstorm some ideas that might work for you. I share what works for our family of 9, offer ideas for adjusting my approach, and share tips and resources for training kids to help with laundry.

    Assign age-appropriate laundry chores.

    Toddlers are eager to help fold and put away clothes. Don't worry about perfect folding! You can train them later. Take advantage of the eagerness to help and build good habits while they are young. 

    School-age kids can move loads to the dryer, help with sorting, and also with folding and putting away. Preteens should be able to start a load and see it through to the end. 

    Train the children to do laundry.

    Kids need patient training to earn new skills. Laundry might seem pretty easy to us since we've been doing it for so many years. Don't forget how much you know about types of fabric, wash temperature, sorting, and stain treatment. It may take a few laundry training sessions to make sure the kids feel confident in helping. 

    It's best to have them observe, then gradually give them parts of the process, and then hand over the whole process. For example, you can start by letting them add soap and choose the cycle while you keep a close watch, then by giving them loads of towels to wash so they don't ruin nice clothes. Over time, you will gain helpful partners in your laundry system. Not only will your home chores be shared, but you can also have confidence that your kids will leave home knowing how to wash their own clothes!

    Tips for Teaching Kids How to Help with Laundry | Pretty Nerdy Press


    Create a Laundry System that Works for your Family | Pretty Nerdy Press