The best part about this hack is that in between days if someone needs something specific, they are able to find it with minimal digging.
Managing piles of laundry for the entire family can be a big task for everyone. It is usually the weekends when we have to ensure the clothes are washed, dried and then organized back in their kids' rooms. However, one ingenious mom has discovered the perfect hack to help struggling mothers tackle this chore more effectively. TikTok user and mom of three @stayatthomezookeeper shared an interesting video on how she manages the clothes after they put them into the dryer. "My new laundry basket sorting system," she states in the video.
She continues, "I used two 10-inch brackets and 12-inch x 24-inch rubber-made shelves. I did a drill to attach the brackets to the shelves." Though the shelves are helpful, what makes the difference is the way she sorts the baskets. "My biggest laundry hack is sorting it by person and if you've been around a while, you know that my kids are color-coded," says the woman in the video.
She then opens the dryer and sorts the clothes according to the person. The ones that belong to her kids she puts in the color-coded baskets, hers and her husband's she puts in the other two. "On a folding day, I take the basket that I'm going to currently work on and I take it to the room I'm going to fold it. Once folded, I return the empty basket for refilling," she adds. The best part about this hack is that in between days if someone needs something specific, they can find it with minimal digging.
"This quick and easy build not only made my laundry room look better, but it took away all of the clothes from the hallway and sped up my process," she concludes in the video. This hack was such a hit that it went viral with about 2.7 million views and is captioned, "Wednesday where it goes: clean laundry."
Many moms found the hack extremely helpful. @sammy.bev commented, "Yes! I need to do this for our family of 6!" @_ _wwcrose wrote, "I have this system too! It's the best. I hate folding the washing, so now I just sort and make everyone put away their own." @mjg2020 shared, "Love this idea. I *try* to fold from the dryer, but that only happens 50% of the time but folded/unfolded, I think this idea could help!"
@michellelondon419 said, "Oh my God, I love this… And I'm so excited to know my kids are not the only ones that are color-coded." @annaburt1 expressed, "This is such a great solution for that! Excellent job thinking that one up!"
Moms always have the best hack to make their lives easier. Another mom, Kris Renee, shared a family system for keeping each kid's room clean. She said that when her kids become teenagers, their responsibilities are leveled up in the house as well. "When I notice that their rooms are getting out of control, I let them know, 'Your room needs to be cleaned,'" she explained.
"I don't give each one a specific time frame because it's different for the child. It depends on what their after-school activities are, what their evenings look like, it might be three days, might be five days, might be seven days, but I give them a fair amount of time to get the job done."
If the allotted time frame is over for her kids, then she puts up a 24-hour notice, after which she takes over, which comes with a cost. "I clean. I organize. I dust. I vacuum. I wash their sheets. You know, I just give them a fresh restart, simple as that," she shared. "But, once I'm finished with that, I make an itemized list of all the services rendered and how much time it took me to perform said services and I present them with the bill in which they are expected and responsible for paying me for my time and my effort."
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