Why I Stopped Folding My Children's Clothes

Ok yall. Before I get to my brilliant new plan, let me tell you what doesn't work before I tell you what does.

What doesn't work is letting laundry get piled up dirty, then washing 7 loads at one time, then letting it pile up clean and not having the time to fold it/hang it/put it up, so you end up digging out of a laundry basket for weeks on end only to end up where you started in the first place. Whew! Yall, that just doesn't work.

What does work?

One load of laundry every other day: washing, drying, folding*, putting up.

And yes, I'm serious, I stopped folding my kids clothes. I would finally get to a point when I couldn't stand digging out of a laundry basket for clothes and would neatly fold and put away all of the sweet little dresses, shirts, tutus, pants, t-shirts, dress shorts, jammies, etc....only to walk in the next day to find them strewn across their floor when they got into their drawers. Or, if I'm being honest, to find them all squished in their drawers when I myself dig through them to find the day's outfit.

So here's what I do: I line up their "drawers"(which are IKEA cubes) and have LK help me sort into piles (PJs/undies, tops, bottoms). The best part is, she can sort her own clothes, and she thinks its a fun game. And that's it. I stuff them in the cubes unfolded. When they are old enough to care about wrinkles, they are old enough to fold their own clothes. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Do you think I'm crazy? What works for your home?

Hi! I'm Carrie! I like to drink Earl Grey Tea, watch Gilmore Girls, hang out with my man, read a good, suck-you-in fiction book, play with my babies, take long bubble baths, and learn about Jesus. Connect with me on Facebook for even more Wiley Adventures!

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