Favorite Organizing Tool #4

The basic laundry basket. Why is it one of my favorite tools?  It’s a useful organizing container for many areas of your home, not just the laundry room. I’ve used laundry baskets to hold balls, sand toys, and more in client’s garages, for toys and dress-up clothing in play rooms, and in closets as dirty… [Read More]

Laundry tip: catch up on your laundry

Does your laundry pile up and becoming an overwhelming task?  Maybe it’s time to start a laundry routine.  Put a load in every other day or so, that way you don’t have to spend hours trying to catch up.  Finish that load completely instead of leaving baskets of clean laundry sitting around waiting to be… [Read More]

Laundry tip: hangers

When a load of wash is dry, hang up the shirts instead of tossing them into the clean laundry basket.  This  will reduce wrinkles and save you a step.  I keep a supply of empty hangers in my laundry room and hang the shirts on this clothing bar.   An over-the-door bar will also work if… [Read More]

Laundry tip: socks

Do your socks lose their mate?  Do you spend a lot of time sorting clean socks for your family members?  Assign each family member a zippered lingerie bag for their socks.  Write their names on the bag with a laundry marker or a permanent marker.  Each person will now be responsible for matching up own… [Read More]

Laundry Tip: Simplify Laundry

It sure isn’t fancy or complicated but it works for me.  This is my basement laundry area.  Instead of piling dirty clothing on the dirty floor, I sort it into baskets according to the load category.  Lights, darks, jeans, sheets, and bleached items.  When a basket is full, the clothing go into the washing machine…. [Read More]

Laundry Tip: Children Can Do Laundry

I taught our teenage daughter how to do her laundry when she was 12 years old.  Until then, she had to rely on me for clean clothing.  I wasn’t totally reliable, meaning the article she wanted to wear wasn’t clean when she wanted to wear it. You may have been hesitate to teach your children,… [Read More]

Laundry Tip: Make those clothing piles disappear

What do you do with your clothing that you’ve worn only once?  It’s not dirty enough to wash, yet you don’t want it mix it up with really clean clothing.  So where does it end up? On the floor?  Over a chair or hanging from your treadmill?  Maybe they end up in the dirty laundry… [Read More]