Laundry Should Be A Four Letter Word
We have conquered washing the laundry. We get it all done just about every day and it really isn’t that hard. Kait starts it, the boys move it, and we all take turns folding it. Getting our laundry clean really isn’t that tough.
So, my daughter is pretty particular. She hangs some clean laundry up, has a special drawer for her unmentionables, and organizes her folded laundry in her drawers. Very sweet.
My boys, however, have taken a totally different approach to “make sure you put your laundry away in your drawers neatly, please”.
They carefully carry their folded laundry from the living room to their bedroom. Then they gently dump them in a pile on the floor in front of their 2 dressers. Next, they open a drawer, whichever comes open the easiest, and they squish their quasi-somewhat still folded laundry into it.
After all that work they are too exhausted to close the drawer so it just hangs open.
For right now our family of 9 lives in a 4 bedroom house. This really works well for us – a room for the girl, a room for the boys, and a playroom. This does make laundry storage tough for the boys, though. We just don’t have room for more than two dressers and the boys’ tiny closet is packed with hung up shirts. I need a new way of doing things.
I was thinking of putting the 2 dressers that are in the boys room in storage until we have a bigger house and organizing a laundry basket system for each boy in the closet. Three would fit across the bottom side by side and the we could put a shelf up and put three more side by side on that shelf. Each boy would have his own basket. I don’t think they would keep their clothing neater this way but I do think it would be a better way to do things than what we are doing now. Right now their closet is full of hung up clothes, their drawers are stuffed to the hilt, and they have clothing folded neatly in piles on the floor by their bed. We have de-cluttered their drawers numerous times and still don’t have enough room for everything. I never knew 6 little boys’ clothes could take up so much room.
I am open to ideas! I need a frugal solution for storing the clothing of 6 little boys in one small room.
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