Monday, November 7, 2011

Multi-kid Laundry Organization Tip

As a mom, when I sort the clean clothes into stacks for the kids, I know 99% of the time what clothes belong to which kid. 
As for Hubs...not so much. The worst part is, that was his reason for not wanting to help fold Mt. Washmore twice a week. He would say, "I don't know what belongs to whom".

So here was our solution.
We used sharpie and marked #1's clothes with a 1.

Respectively marked #2's with 11,

 #3's with 111 

and #4's with 1111.

This way, when #1 out grows a shirt/shorts/pants, all that must be changed is adding another 1.
It makes it sooo much easier to sort the laundry!


  1. What a great idea! We have only one child, but I can see how helpful this would be. Particularly when enlisting help from others with the laundry!

    Nice to see you linking up with the blog hop. Glad to have you!


  2. That is a great idea. I was wondering first why not just put the actual number 2,3 etc but when it's hand me down time I totally get it. SO smart!

  3. Hi!! Stopping by and now following from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us!

    Have a great week and hope you can join us again next Sunday!!

    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life!

    And btw, what a great idea!!! I never would've thought of using "1's" and just adding to them once they were handed down to the next!! hehe Thanks for sharing!

  4. Okay, seriously, that is so smart! Why had I not thought of it?!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  5. I have found my kindred spirit!!!!! Audrey, I have four boys, and I have been using the "dot" system on my kids laundry for years. One dot for the oldest, two when it's passed down to the second child, three, etc. Easy for the kids to identify their stuff too, and no more excuses for not knowing who it belongs to. (Except for those times when I'm behind on laundry and I tell kid number 3, just wear one of your brothers!)