Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Totally Organized Tuesdays- The Laundry Edition

I thought I would start this as I have been asked a lot recently about how I organize my home. Now one would think that having twins would have sent my house into complete chaos but quite the opposite is true. My motto is " a place for everything and everything in its place". Now if only my husband would get on board with this motto.

So today I will show you a few things I have done in my laundry room to make it more efficient. Unfortunately none of these tips will make the laundry do itself, but if you have figured that out please let me know ;)

This is my laundry sorting system: Towels, Whites, Colors, Jeans. I also have a hamper in the master bedroom and one in the boy's room. I bring those hampers in the laundry room and then sort the clothes. I made these by cutting out vinyl on my Silhouette.


I made this "tip jar" because there is a lot of money that circulates through our laundry from my husband's pockets. So I figured he can't remember to empty his pockets, I will just tip myself for emptying them. If you are reading this hunny, I prefer money to the ink pens you have been known to leave in your pockets and then get washed and turn all the clothes blue...just saying. This was also made with vinyl cut by my silhouette.


Lost socks are a big issue in our house. I finally found out why though, my sweet little Gabe has been hoarding socks behind his bed. He doesn't take off both though just one so that explains why I have a whole bin full of socks with no match. I started buying socks from old navy that just come in navy, white, and gray. They match everything and are easier to find a match. One good thing about spring and summer in Texas is no socks needed. I made this using scrapbook paper and my silhouette. I didn't realize this bin  was so much smaller than my others, I could have made the label smaller.

I hope someone finds this post helpful!





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23 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi! I"m visiting from Tip Junkie! I need to try this, and hope that my kiddos will read the labels and drop in accordingly! :-) Thanks for sharing!

Mommy 2.0 said...

Wow! Very organized!! Found you through Tag Back Tuesday! I am your newest follower!

Megan said...

Hi, I'm Megan
Owner of http://realadventuresfromamomof3.blogspot.com/.
I am co hosting Tag back Tuesday this week. I am a new follower and would love the follow back.

amber01sw said...

I found you on the Tag Back Tuesdays. I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber
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radn said...

I have to make a basket for lost socks and love the mommy tip jar!

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queenbee1994 said...

Great tips. I so wish I had a silhouette.

Kortney said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the Tuesday hop! I need to organize my laundry baskets! I'd love for you to come visit me over at www.kortneyskrazylife.com!

Tiffany said...

I saw you on Tip Junkie and thats SUCH an awesome idea with the sorting of laundry, maybe it would make it less horrible to do!
*Tiffany*
http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

My mom called found money her laundry tips too! The way she taught us to clean our pockets before putting jeans in the hamper was by reading notes from our friends and stealing our cash (which was usually hers to begin with, of course). Great tips!

TexaGermaNadian said...

What great ideas, and you make them all look so cute! Love the 'tip' jar idea, perfect for the laundry room :) Hopped over from the Hump Day Hop. Have a great Wednesday!
http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

DANA said...

I found you through Someday Crafts and would love for you to come link up at my link party! Every month the featured links have a chance to win tons of prizes, just for linking!

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Nancy said...

Hi there! Great ideas! I found you on Not Just a Housewife. Perhaps this isn't the best forum for questions, but your post got me thinking about an issue in our house and I thought I'd try to get some feedback. Our washer and dryer are behind a cabinet in our kitchen. I have hampers in each bedroom, but all the sorting then gets done on the dining room floor, often leaving piles of laundry cluttering my house for a couple days. Any thoughts about having a sorting system for compact spaces? Anyone? I need some crafty mom tips!

Krista said...

Nancy- If you have front loaders perhaps you could do something like this: http://showandtell-sausha.blogspot.com/2010/11/laundry-room-highlight-with-awesome.html
We couldn't do this in our laundry room because of the cabinets that we have above our front loaders. Hope this helps and thanks for visiting my blog.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I love the laundry area!! When I have kids, I so need to do this.

Brook said...

Great ideas. I don't match socks I just stuff them in my kids drawers so they probably forever go unmatched.

Amanda Kuzak said...

I love all of the labels, very cute!

Leanne said...

Great ideas for organizing your laundry room. I love the tip jar. Thanks for linking to We're ORganized Wednesday.

Laurie said...

Great job! I love the tip jar. I think the one who does the laundry should be the one to keep the found money! ;-)

Crystal said...

Love this! Mom's everywhere will love your tidbits. Thank you so much for sharing.

I especially love the tip jar. :)

Thanks for linking up.

The Activity Mom said...

Ok I'm in LOVE with the whole thing. Awesome! Where did you get the white laundry baskets? I want to run right out and get them now. =)

TinkLover said...

i love the tip jar idea. gonna make a jar for my laundry room. thanks for sharing.

Ellie said...

I followed your link from Delightful Order to your closet to another closet and over to your laundry room to see these bins. Great way to pre sort the laundry! Now when will it wash itself?!

Krista said...

Ellie- I dream of the day when laundry does itself!!

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