Ok, ok. I know I said I was done talking about laundry but four tips just seemed like a weird place to stop. Sorry, these things bug me…I can’t explain it. Additionally, my site is having issues displaying posts on the home page lately (big changes are coming soon) so I thought I’d add one more post to the laundry series and provide quick links to all five.
Tackling Laundry Tip 5: What You Give is What You Get
I’m not sure how it happens but my big kids must peel off their clothes like you’d peel a wrapper off a candy bar. Every time I fold laundry I end up with boatloads of jeans, t-shirts, and socks that are flipped inside out. In my nicer-mom days I would take the time to flip them all right-side out while I was folding. Now that I have 7 people to fold laundry for I have to be a little more savvy. I save myself time by returning their clothes to their baskets exactly as they came.
Clothes fold just as neatly inside out as they do right-side out so why waste flipping them around? Why not let your big kids (and husbands) do that work for themselves? Trust me, once they know that clothes don’t magically appear perfectly in their drawers they’ll pay a little more attention to how they take them off.
I follow the same principle when it comes to socks. I don’t flip them or match them. I just toss them into their baskets and let them figure it out. Every six months or so we dump out their sock drawers and pitch anything that’s missing a match. It’s a simple system that saves me time and effort. That makes it a keeper in my book. Just thought I’d pass it on.
Here are the links to the rest of the series…