Anyone who has a staircase in their house knows that the bottom and the top steps are usually layover stops for everything. It's not necessarily out of laziness that stuff accumulates there. It's because eventually, you're going to be heading down (or up) those stairs again, so why make an extra trip right now? Right? Right! But --there's always a 'but' -- sometimes [this is all hypothetical of course] someone else heads down those stairs before you and passes by the pile of stuff. And [hypothetically] let's also say this person says "I didn't know if you wanted that to go downstairs, so I just left it." And there the stuff sits, alone and homeless on the stairs.
Well, confusion no more my friends. To avoid the above [hypothetical] situation, I created a 'Take Me Up/Take Me Down' basket. This way, there is absolutely no confusion where the pile of stuff needs to go and anyone (ahem) can take it.
In general, I don't like baskets, but that's what I've got on-hand and utility is outweighing aesthetics for the time being. When I find something else to take it's place I'll just switch out the tag.
A basket (or any container, preferably with a handle)
Card stock or Thick Scrapbook Paper (you can just layer regular paper if that's all ya got)
Letter Stickers (of course you could print, write, cricut, whatevs)
Glue (if I wasn't laid up in bed, I would have used hot glue)
Then, I put my little letter stickers on the other two coordinating sheets of paper and layered up. Gotta give it a little dimension. Of course, you could change up this step accommodate the supplies you're workin' with.
Finally, I attached the ribbon around the handle and onto the paper. Yeah, yeah, I should have done that when I was pasting the paper together in the beginning, but I'm all hopped up on NyQuil. Gimme a break.
I just realized I forgot to show you the "Take Up" side. Oops. I'll draw you a little mental pciture...it looks just like the "Take Down" except it says "Take Up" in opposite colors. ;-)
So does this work or not?