Getting Kids to Sort Laundry is Easier Than You Think

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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.


Comments

  1. Great tip! Thanks!