By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker
With the rare exception, I do a load or two of laundry everyday… every. Single. Day. We are a family of 5, with two of those five being teenage boys… (teenage boys will wear three shirts in one day, but the same pair of pants for a week) which I am sure makes it clearer why I am engaged in a never ending battle for clean clothes dominance.
boys clean laundry deposited on bedI then not only fold the laundry, but also separate it into categories. The shirts, pants, socks are all stacked together and each child comes home from school to a tidy little pile on their respective beds. I even put my husband's things on our bed (on his side, of course). The next step seems rather self-explanatory, no? Everyone should take the 2 minutes to take their pre-folded sorted into categories items and put them away in their closets.
I have, over the years, invested what must be six months of my life into creating organizedboys shared closet closet spaces for my family… The boys are forced to share, so their closet is divided down the middle with shelving for those items which are considered shared… The socks, school sweatshirts, random souvenir tees that people give them but they will never wear outside the house… You get the idea. Then, Jack, my younger boy, has the right side of the closet and Jake the left… Their "nice clothes" are hung on double rods and hooks on the inside of the doors and the rest of the space is quartered off into sections for long sleeve tee shirts/short sleeve tee shirts/shorts/jeans with underwear and socks living in baskets and a rod for jackets… I swear to you, it is so self-explanatory my dogs could follow along.
Eva, my daughter and youngest child, has the luxury of having her own closet and cupboard and I have gone so far as to create individual areas for everything from tankRead More »from My Life (and Death) with Laundry