A Laundry Update
Shall we talk about how my hanging laundry basket system is working out for my family? Oh, let’s!
It is the best. thing. ever.
The hanging system has completely changed the way I approach laundry. Like I mentioned before, we dedicated a hallway closet to take care of our laundry needs, and installed six labeled laundry baskets for our family of four. It’s been an organizational dream – no more overflowing cloth bags or hampers stuffed in the back of the closet until I’m forced to shake them all out. The six baskets are labeled Towels, Whites, Lights, Darks, Colors, and Blacks, which would probably work for most, but over the past few months, I’ve realized I seriously micro-manage my laundry piles. Yes, I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I still sort some of the laundry baskets before washing. As if six categories weren’t enough, I prefer to separate laundry into 9-10 piles before washing. Is that crazy? Have I gone off the deep end?
Let’s break it down. Here’s how I sort.
Lights – tans, beige, khaki
Lights – grey, pale blues
Colors – reds, pinks, oranges, purple
Colors – blues, greens
Yep. 9 loads. Some people have informed me that I might be a little loco, but I like to keep all my colors vibrant and I believe my method keeps our clothing from looking dingy and worn.
Also, some of our laundry baskets are far more popular than others. Our “colors” and “lights” baskets fill up twice as fast due to the kids’ colorful clothing and my husbands penchant for grey and light blue. Do you notice a predominant color in your laundry baskets? Also, I would love to hear about your sorting system. Are you a “more is better” when it comes to separating laundry, a “who cares” or somewhere in the middle? Laundry separatists unite!
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