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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Containing your laundry mountain



This is an idea that struck me a couple of weeks ago, and it is working beautifully! This is a standard canvas "sweater sorter" that I picked up at Target. Each child has their own "shelf" for clean clothes. As I fold and stack their clothes, I place them on their shelf. Part of their chores is to clear off their laundry shelf each day.

I've been trying to do laundry daily, but have gotten tired of having laundry piled up on my dining room table each day. I love this because it keeps my dining room table clear!

Let me know if you try out this idea and how it works for your family.

7 comments:

amanda said...

I don't have a family, but this seems like an AWESOME idea.

Too Blessed to be Stressed said...

I LOVE this idea and will be using it!!

Jennifer - who currently has piles on the ottoman in the family room =)

Melanie said...

Wow! What a great idea! My kids aren't quite old enough yet but will definitely remember as they get older! Thanks so much....I love it!!

Anne said...

That's a great idea! Now if I just had room for something like that in my laundry "room"... ;-)

Heidi said...

Love this idea. I just need to figure out a place to put it.

Natalie said...

I've done something similar. I had dh install a shelf above the washer and dryer. Then I bought each child a plastic dish pan and labeled them with the kids names. It doesn't seem like they would hold enough clothes, but you would be surprised. They rarely overflow unless I fold several loads without the kids emptying them.

Lindsy said...

Great idea!

The shoe hangers that have a separate area for each shoe are also great for other tasks than hanging shoes. At college my roommate and I each had one on the back of our closet doors. It helped a lot since we didn't have that many drawers, plus it really allowed things to be well-organized since there were so many spaces. One held my toothbrush and toothpaste, one my hair stuff, one had bandaids, I kept batteries in one the bottom rows....