At some time or another, the topic of laundry always seems to come up among homeschooling parents. It appears that part of the challenge of spending more time at home is increased housework, which usually includes more laundry. Different families tame the laundry pile in different ways, and every parent has his or her own laundry tips to share.
One that I have found works well in my home is the laundry cube. I have used many different systems over the years but this is the one that I settled upon, and has really stuck with every member of the family going on almost 4 years.
These fabric cubes are available in every home improvement center and most retail stores, usually for under $10 each, when on sale. They come in different sizes, because they are designed to be used as drawers in those shelving cubbies you see in children’s bedrooms and closets.
I suggest a different color for every member of the family.
Or, you can purchase all the same color, and even match them to your decor.
Just make sure they’re clearly labeled.
We use these for clean clothes only. When emptying the dryer, we place clean laundry in each person’s cube, either for folding or for putting away. They are easy to tote to a child’s room, or put up on the couch for folding while watching TV.
You can use yours whichever way you like.
These sturdy, long-lasting fabric cubes can really take a beating. Ours have doubled as building blocks, hiding places for little people, and even sleds on slick hardwood flooring. They just keep on going. But, even if they fall apart, they are inexpensive to replace. Plus, they’re collapsible if you want to get them out of the way.
Give them a try in your home.