Friday, August 15, 2008

A Time Saver - the laundry basket solution

I don't know about you, but my kids bring things out of their rooms constantly (I have an almost 3 year old and an almost 1 year old). I feel like I am always tripping on things! I started a system that is working great for us, and may work great for you too. I used two inexpensive laundry baskets and wrote their names on each one. When things get out of control and/or I am doing laundry, I pull out the baskets. The almost 3 year old helps by putting all of his stuff into his basket, and of course I clean up the baby's stuff. Then we take the basket in their rooms and put things away - or if has been an especially hectic day, the basket stays and we put it away later! When we have more kids (hopefully!) and they are a bit older, I envision using this process a lot more. Maybe even giving the kids a two-minute time limit to pick up their stuff and put it in their baskets or I will throw it away (okay give it away)! Just a thought...

1 comment:

Dickerson Family said...

We've been using this method as well, and it works wonders! The kids are learning to clean up after themselves and it saves so much time!

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