Getting Kids to Sort Laundry is Easier Than You Think


Since I’m on vacation, and out of the loop as far as happenings, I’m cross posting some informational and lighthearted articles from Real Life, my personal blog

I used to spend so much time sorting laundry right before putting it in the washer. Having all the laundry together meant that I couldn’t just take out one load, I had to go through it all to find the Whites, Lights, and Darks. When we moved into our new house, I decided it was time for HipChick (7) and Princess (4) to help. I’ll give Pea a pass for a few years. SO I came up with this system, which I’m sure is not totally unique, but it works for me!

  • I purchased one of these three-compartment sorters. I was hesitant at first about spending $30 on a laundry basket, but it has been completely worth the money! I’d do it again in a heartbeat
  • Then, I clipped a color chart to each bin, so the kids could match the colors of their clothes to the best bin. They do a pretty great job, and it’s kind of like a game. Click the image to print the color chart.

Do I sometimes find a hot pink shirt in the white bin? Of course! But getting the kids in on the action has been a huge time-saver for me!

How do you involve your kids in the housework?.

About Sarah

Sarah Pinnix is a blogger, vlogger, new media marketing coach, and mom of three. Sarah began blogging in 2007 with Family Life & Faith blog Real Life Blog. She lives near Boone and works a social media specialist for a Non-Profit.


  1. Great tip! Thanks!