On this side I’m going to discuss the ways to make your laundry chore easier to manage.
Like I mentioned before, small, more frequent loads are definitely the way to go, but as our Container Store person told us the more organized your actual laundry room is, the easier it will be.
She showed us several products that can help. The first one that caught my attention was a tall stack of drawers. What I liked about this that fit in with my color coding ideas is that each drawer could have a label with each child’s name and color. When you take the laundry out of the dryer you can fold it and put it in the drawer. Where would you do this folding, you would ask? Well! There is an option for a pull out board that you can fold the clothes on! As your children get home from school they just take their drawer up to their room and put their clothing away. Another great thing she told us, that I can’t believe I didn’t think of before, was color coded hangers! Again, each family member has a color. Hang all of the clothing on the hangers based on the persons color. Then they can grab their colored hangers, and put them away.
Really it’s all about making less work for yourself, and teaching your children a little bit about work and cleaning up after themselves.
We got some more great tips! Stay tuned!