Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pre-Sort the Laundry ... it works for me!

Welcome to Day 24 of the 31 Days series It Works for Me!

As our family grew, it quickly became apparent that doing laundry 
was definitely not going to be one of my favorite tasks. 
 I hated picking through the sometimes very large pile of dirty clothes to sort items 
into loads of whites, darks, reds and pinks.  
It seemed like just sorting it all out was a whole day's work.  

Since there's so much of it to be done, 
I want doing laundry to feel more like this  ...

than this ...

... that would be me - the happy girl - there in the middle ...

Here's what we do at our house to make doing laundry go a little quicker and easier:

Get four large trashbuckets, and label one for each:   
whites, darks, reds, pinks 
(or whatever loads you are typically sorting your laundry into).

Keep the trashbuckets in your laundry area.  

Have your family bring their dirty clothes to the laundry area every day, 
and sort their clothes into the appropriate bucket.

Now, when it's time to do laundry, all you have to do is grab the bucket most nearly full 
and empty those clothes into the washer - 
no more sorting through all the dirty clothes to make up a load!

Someday, my laundry room will look like this ...

and I won't mind how much time I spend in there.  But until then ... 

I pre-sort the laundry ... it works for me!

Shared joy is doubled joy ... let's double the joy for both of us - what are you most grateful for today? Click below to leave your comment. I'll go first :

  1. Ok, I was gonna say... If that's what your laundry room looks like right now... CAN I move into it?!!! :D and your pics crack me up

    1. i know! isn't it dreamy!? i never thought i would swoon over a laundry room, but that one does it for me ... now if my white washer and dryer would just give up the ghost so i could justify a room makeover!! okay, i really am NOT hoping that happens. well, maybe just a tiny little bit.