There is always sidewalk chalk and bubbles with no lids and misc. summer things left in the yard or on the porch and when it rains (and boy has it been doing that a LOT lately) it ruins these things I decided I was going to keep all those things in a basket by the door. I now have a basket with frisbies, sidewalk chalk(I keep mine in a freezer bag because the chalk never goes back in the bucket right after use) bubbles and some smaller balls in it. I think in the winter this would be a great basket to change over to hats, gloves, earmuffs, and all the fun stuff to play in the snow with! The kids have to put the stuff back before they can come in (LOL) This is simple but it works for me!
Linked up to Works For Me Wednesday over at We Are That Family