Wednesday, August 29, 2012

No more Laundry Mountains!!

It has been an awfully long time since I have posted, and I like to think that I have an awfully good reason. I just had baby number 6, so the past few months have been a bit crazy for me as I adjust back to life.
And with 6 children, (one of which likes to spew out all kinds of bodily fluids at all hours of the day and night) the amount of laundry done at my house has easily doubled. I am very good about keeping up on doing the laundry, (You can only let a dirty pile of laundry go so long before it starts calling your name.) But my pile of clean clothes has been bothering me lately.  
All too often I will present a mountain of close to my children and tell them to sort it out. Kind of like this one.
The kids are really good about sorting out the pile, but I really HATE piles to begin with. It looks so messy and it just made folding clothes look like a never ending task.
So I went to Target and got a bunch of these white crates and labeled them for my kids.
  I keep them on the shelves above our washing machine so that I can pull the laundry out of the dryer and sort it into the bin it belongs into. I also divide up the towels and give each kid a couple in their bin. Once their bin is full, it is time to pull it down and fold the clothes in it. It is done right then and there and then put away. No pile. No messy look. It just looks nice, neat and CLEAN.  (Plus, the kids love it this way)
 And for me, clean looking house = happy mom. :)


Christi Sleigher said...

What a great creative way to handle a project that has grown in proportions:)

Jess said...

Laundry is actually an area I have pretty well down. I like the FlyLady saying "A load a day keeps the chaos away", but for me, it is more like 2 or 3 loads a day. I can't even imagine what it would be like with 6 kids. :) Anyway, I do like you and sort into individual baskets right away, hang up shirts and dresses immediately, but I save my folding for when I watch TV with Cole at night. It makes watching TV a little less of a guilty pleasure. :) I like your baskets with the names!

Cecily said...

I LOVE this idea. When I have a laundry room...someday, I am totally doing this.