New Year, New Laundry System

When I had my kids, I noticed certain little things changed with the birth of each child. For example, when I had the fourth baby, I noticed people stopped inviting us to their house for dinner. We just took up too much space – feeding and entertaining a family of six is no small task.

But it was when I had my third baby that I noticed the laundry situation – and a situation it was. I’m not sure how one small human seemed to have the ability to make our dirty laundry levels multiply dis-proportionally. But they did.

My cousin has three small children and she also was afflicted by the drastic laundry curse that happens when your third baby arrives. As a full-time working Mom with a crazy entrepreneurial husband, she knew she had to take action. It was time to take control of the piles upon piles of dirty laundry. So, she had her clever husband create a very cool laundry sorting space. It is away from the laundry room so the dirty and clean laundry never mingles. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse that accidentally washing clean clothes.

Here is how they transformed a little nook in their house into a killer laundry sorting command center:

Before Before


My personal fave is this single sock dating zone:


Above her new folding area Above her new folding area

The final product! The final product!

How do you keep the piles of laundry organized in your household? Any tricks of the trade you’re willing to share?


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Author: Julie Cole

Julie Cole is the co-founding vice-president of award-winning children's label manufacturer Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a regular television contributor, an influential and syndicated blogger and a mother of six. Follow her on twitter @juliecole and Instagram @cole.julie

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