Not only that, but Laundry likes to haunt you. I can’t enter a room in my house without finding Laundry. Usually in the form of rogue socks. Of course, I’ll never find two of the same socks in the same room. Oh, no. I find random rogue socks strewn about my house.
And yet, when it comes time to leave the house, my children cannot seem to locate socks. I sit in my car, ready to put keys to ignition, and I listen to the kids carry on, tearfully, that they cannot find their socks.
What the heck, Laundry?
I have my best ideas in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping, and recently I had a pretty darn good one: a simple sock solution. While this idea and the photos that follow would horrify Martha Stewart, I know there are folks out there who will appreciate its simplicity.
Behold… my laundry zone:
To the right of my dryer, you find an overflowing trash barrel, drying racks, and sports and snow gear, but now – right near the dryer- there is a brand new addition: the universal sock bin.
When I’m doing laundry and I come across a white sock, I toss it in the bin at my feet. I don’t pair it. I don’t fold it. I just toss it, just as the kids toss socks around the home. It’s simple. Yes, it barely makes a dent in the Laundry situation over here but when I’m sitting in the garage waiting for the kids to get shoes and join me, they know where to find those socks!
Take that, Laundry!
Now, it’s your turn: What simple hack have you implemented recently? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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