Making Life Easier #6: Kid’s Laundry Corner

So taming the chaos within our home has been an ongoing project for some time, but recently I’ve become slightly obsessed with it. Nothing has been a major undertaking, but just little changes/additions here and there to make life a little easier on Mommy and thereby contributing to a happier, hopefully less chaotic home.  Plus, I’m all about trying to give the girls a little more responsibility as they grow.  HENCE, their new laundry corner…

If there’s one thing I’m starting to learn it’s that kids actually like to do a lot of things on their own, but it HAS to be accessible and it has to be presented in an appealing way (which is not always easy).  So a couple weeks ago I gave Layla and Kenley a simpler way to deal with the laundry in their room.  Their previous laundry basket was in their closet, making it out of sight for guests, but also out of mind for the girls…not to mention difficult for Kenley to access!  So I told the girls my plan for a solution and we headed to the store!  We picked out some colorful Command hooks (I promise I don’t work for them…I just love their products!) and happened to find a cute little flexible laundry bin with handles that matched (Target, of course…don’t work for them either)!  Layla was very into the whole thing since she got to pick what color.  Kenley being kind of young just nodded in agreement, probably not sure what she was agreeing to.  But at least she felt included! =)

When we got home, we simply attached the Command hooks to the side of the changing table/dresser at an appropriate height and placed their new little laundry bin directly beside it.  Everything fit perfectly in a back corner of the room, allowing the laundry to be concealed from the doorway and the majority of the rest of their room.  The bin I chose is a great size…big enough to hold a decent amount of laundry, but low enough to the ground so they can put their clothes in with ease.  In the mornings, the girls hang their p.j.’s on the hooks if they’re good for another use or toss them in the bin! And at night…dirty clothes…laundry bin!  Layla’s really taken to the idea of hanging her p.j.’s and Kenley loves throwing her stuff in the basket!  Kenley (18 mos.) still struggles a bit with the mechanics of hanging her pajamas, but it’s a great opportunity for Layla to practice her big sister skills and help!  And best part…Mommy’s not picking up everybody’s clothes…as much! (Baby steps! =))  For now its one more step in the right direction and maybe ONE day I’ll have the organized home I dream of! =)

kid's laundry cornerSo please, tell me…what are some things you do to tame your chaos? Or do you not have any?! The answer better not be yes! =)

Bookmark the permalink.

39 Responses to Making Life Easier #6: Kid’s Laundry Corner

  1. If you are going for most excellent contents like me, only pay a quick visit this
    website daily because it offers feature contents, thanks
    cs go bet skins on games recently posted..cs go bet skins on gamesMy Profile

  2. Kraig says:

    Keep on writing, great job!
    Kraig recently posted..KraigMy Profile

  3. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success.
    If you know of any please share. Kudos!
    cs go skins trade guide recently posted..cs go skins trade guideMy Profile

  4. Alexandra says:

    No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, therefore he/she wants to be available that in detail, thus that thing
    is maintained over here.
    Alexandra recently posted..AlexandraMy Profile

  5. Great article. I’m dealing with some of these issues as well..
    fifa 18 coins recently posted..fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  6. Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from
    my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through
    your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the outstanding work!
    fifa 18 coins recently posted..fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  7. This information is invaluable. Where can I find out more?
    http://www.youstar.community recently posted..http://www.youstar.communityMy Profile

  8. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been doing
    a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast due to the fact that
    I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to
    discuss this matter here on your blog.
    cheap fifa 18 coins recently posted..cheap fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  9. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog
    and was curious what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours
    would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% certain.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    bella-villa.ru recently posted..bella-villa.ruMy Profile

  10. Wow, this piece of writing is good, my sister is analyzing these kinds of things, so I am going to
    let know her.
    http://www.karisan.com recently posted..http://www.karisan.comMy Profile

  11. Star says:

    Hi there everyone, it’s my first go to see at this site, and paragraph is genuinely fruitful in support of me,
    keep up posting such articles or reviews.
    Star recently posted..StarMy Profile

  12. Why visitors still make use of to read news papers
    when in this technological world everything is existing
    on web?
    cheap fifa 18 coins recently posted..cheap fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  13. Its like you read my thoughts! You seem to grasp a lot approximately
    this, such as you wrote the book in it or something. I believe that you could do with a few
    % to pressure the message house a bit, however other than that, this
    is excellent blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.
    http://www.jhugs.net recently posted..http://www.jhugs.netMy Profile

  14. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for
    a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal.

    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept
    cheap mink lashes recently posted..cheap mink lashesMy Profile

  15. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog so i got here to go back the want?.I am trying
    to to find things to enhance my website!I suppose its good enough
    to make use of some of your ideas!!
    fifa 18 coins recently posted..fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  16. It’s truly a nice and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you shared this helpful information with us.

    Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.
    cheap csgo skins recently posted..cheap csgo skinsMy Profile

  17. Reggie says:

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.

    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a
    famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!
    Reggie recently posted..ReggieMy Profile

  18. There’s definately a great deal to find out about this issue.
    I really like all the points you’ve made.
    D.efin.i.Te.tm.gp@203.155.220.174 recently posted..D.efin.i.Te.tm.gp@203.155.220.174My Profile

  19. It’s going to be end of mine day, except before
    ending I am reading this fantastic article to increase my knowledge.
    fifa 18 coins recently posted..fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  20. csgo skins says:

    Hi there i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i
    read this article i thought i could also create comment
    due to this sensible piece of writing.
    csgo skins recently posted..csgo skinsMy Profile

  21. Hey there! I’ve been reading your web site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Texas!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the fantastic job!
    http://www.orefonde.org recently posted..http://www.orefonde.orgMy Profile

  22. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting
    a little homework on this. And he actually bought me dinner because I discovered it for him…

    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this topic here
    on your site.
    cheap fifa 18 coins recently posted..cheap fifa 18 coinsMy Profile

  23. fifa 18 says:

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are
    not already ;) Cheers!
    fifa 18 recently posted..fifa 18My Profile

  24. Claire says:

    You are so interesting! I don’t suppose I have read through anything
    like that before. So good to discover someone
    with some original thoughts on this issue. Seriously..

    many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is
    needed on the internet, someone with some originality!
    Claire recently posted..ClaireMy Profile

  25. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four
    e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you
    can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!
    madden mobile coins recently posted..madden mobile coinsMy Profile

  26. I used to be able to find good information from your blog posts.
    http://smartbuyequip.com recently posted..http://smartbuyequip.comMy Profile

  27. I’ll right away grasp your rss as I can not in finding your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service.

    Do you’ve any? Kindly allow me realize so that I may subscribe.
    Thanks.
    http://www.bjjqpx.com/comment/html/?201168.html recently posted..http://www.bjjqpx.com/comment/html/?201168.htmlMy Profile

  28. Dann says:

    I know this web page provides quality dependent posts and extra
    data, is there any other website which provides such stuff in quality?
    Dann recently posted..DannMy Profile

  29. This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something that helped me.
    Appreciate it!
    시크릿가든.net recently posted..시크릿가든.netMy Profile

  30. Admiring the hard work you put into your website and in depth information you present.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while
    that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information.
    Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m
    including your RSS feeds to my Google account.
    geomet.ipb.ac.id recently posted..geomet.ipb.ac.idMy Profile

  31. Ellen says:

    Normally I don’t read post on blogs, but I would like to
    say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do it!
    Your writing taste has been surprised me.
    Thanks, quite nice post.
    Ellen recently posted..EllenMy Profile

  32. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my
    own weblog and was curious what all is required to get setup?

    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any tips or advice would be
    greatly appreciated. Thanks
    fifa 18 news now recently posted..fifa 18 news nowMy Profile

  33. alait.ru says:

    Very good information. Lucky me I came across your
    blog by accident (stumbleupon). I have book-marked it for later!
    alait.ru recently posted..alait.ruMy Profile

  34. see this says:

    I just want to say I am newbie to blogging and site-building and truly liked you’re website. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your blog . You really have incredible articles and reviews. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your blog site.

  35. Leanne says:

    Excellent site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing
    in delicious. And of course, thank you to your effort!
    Leanne recently posted..LeanneMy Profile

  36. rodemb.co.kr says:

    Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and
    I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!
    rodemb.co.kr recently posted..rodemb.co.krMy Profile

  37. www.sktk.pl says:

    Simply desire to say your article is as astounding.

    The clearness in your post is just great and i could assume you
    are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your
    feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.
    http://www.sktk.pl recently posted..http://www.sktk.plMy Profile

  38. I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.
    I will bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once
    a week. I opted in for your RSS feed as well.
    http://www.woolsf.com recently posted..http://www.woolsf.comMy Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge