Welcome to the Friday Club Carnival, a weekly carnival held here. This week’s Carnival is all about organising tips for the home and you’ll find links to other organising tips at the end of this post.
My quick tip is very simple and is good if you have a large family. I expect many of you already do it, but when I thought of it, it transformed one of my least favourite chores: laundry.
There are six of us in our house, including four boys with remarkably similar sized bottoms and feet. So you can imagine that underwear washing is a really fun time for me! Not only the fun of picking up dirty socks and pants thrown about all over their bedrooms but then having to sort them and pair them when they were clean and dry.
But in the store one day I spotted a pack of three laundry bags. I already use these to wash delicate items but then I realised I could use them to make laundry much easier.
So now each person has a laundry bag at the end of their bed and I have trained them to put their dirty underwear straight into the bag (so no more grovelling around under the bed for me!) and then I throw the bags straight into the wash, then into the dryer and then I empty the clean items straight back into their respective drawers. I buy socks all the same colour so they can always find a matching pair from the loose socks in the drawer.
What used to take me at least an hour probably takes me no more than a few minutes now. And that makes me very happy.
You don’t want to let the bag get too full or else the items won’t wash properly. I have two bags for each child so that there is a clean bag to hang straight up or else there will be dirty underwear strewn about the place (it takes them no time at all to revert to bad habits 🙂 ). That way I also don’t have to hurry to get clean underwear back to drawers if I am busy.
What tip has made life easier for you?
Here are the other entries in this Organising Tips for the Home Carnival:
Make Do Mum posts Organising for Magpies
Maggy at Red Ted Art posts How to… make your own Scrapbook/ Artwork Calendar
Cass at The Diary of a Frugal Family posts How To Be An Organised Mum
Jax at Making It Up posts her tips in A place for everything and everything in its place
Helen at Cheeky Wipes posts her laundry tips
Jules at I Need Curtains for the Window in my Head posts her tips for organising post
Angela at Mum’s Survival Guide posts The Organised Side of Me: Paperwork.
Top photo adapted with thanks from: oh sk