Thursday, July 7, 2011
I have labeled a laundry basket for each person in the house. I then I have one small basket upstairs to hold dirty laundry and one bigger one downstairs for overflow and moving clothes from the washer to dryer. When I empty the dryer I sort the clothes into their basket and fold the towels on to the wire rack. One of my daughter's weekly chores is to put her clothes away. I put clothes away once a week, and during the week the clothes are piled up in the baskets, so they can be easily found if we need to re-wear something during the week.
Everyone's dresser is different since we all have different amounts of items. I store out of season clothes under my bed, and I also have a single plastic drawer in my closet for swimsuits, winter gloves and hats, short socks, and dress up socks. In my dresser my drawers are sorted as follows: shirts for bed and lounge; underwear and socks; sleeping bottoms; more fashionable shirts; shorts, tanks and capris; sweaters and long sleeve shirts; and pants. My son's dresser is as follows: underwear, socks, and swimwear; short sleeve shirts and shorts; long sleeve tops and pants; and pajama's. I keep sweatshirts, coats, costumes, extra shoes, and a plastic tote of too big clothes in his closet. My daughter has a lot of clothes: a plastic locker tote in the closet for all tops, a tote for out of season clothes, and one for too big clothes. I hang her dresses and coats on the hang bar, while shoes are on the floor. She has a plastic 3 drawer for: underwear; socks; swimsuits, tights, winter hats and gloves slipper socks. Her dresser has one drawer for pajama's and two drawers for bottoms. My husband and I share the closet in our bedroom and he has his own dresser in his room downstairs. He doesn't really organize and he barely puts away his clothes, so I can't really talk about that.
This is what works for me and my family. I am linking it up at works for me wednesday: