Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Learning Laundry

We have been recruiting the boys to help with a few chores around the house. Laundry is a big thing they add to, so they are learning about putting clothes in the hamper, sorting and even folding.

Sweetie, I apologize now if your socks are "folded" by bunching one into the other. At least they are clean right? and hopefully matching?

Back to the sorting, we needed sort of a map to help determine what section of the hamper each item goes in. These laminated cards thanks for the lamination Maria! are working really well. The boys helped me punch out the stars from card stock and determine which would be darks, lights, colours etc. before we glued them on recipe cards. They hook onto the hamper with metal clip rings. At night I have the boys take their clothes into the laundry room as part of their nightly routine. Next month we try putting clean clothes away in the proper drawers.

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Diane Linford said...

I have to say you are one of the most creative people I know. I think everyone who has children should read your blog and use your great ideas.

Joanna said...

I'm lovin your laundry set up. I've been trying to think of ways to get J to do this too. She is actually quite helpful putting away clothes - as I fold them I give them to her and she runs to her room and puts it away! (then she is also not messing up the piles of folded clothes :) )

Lahni said...

Wow! Here's how we sort laundry at our house: whites in one pile and everything else in the other...I'm so lazy.

Jen said...

I get ideas like this sometimes...but since Laminator Maria isn't in my ward I never seem to make the dream a reality.

And having people help with the laundry is one of the world's greatest things!

Gardner Family said...

I am glad thing are working out for your sorting. Lamination is my speciallty, you are welcome anytime. Jenni, so are you!

Jamie said...

This is genius! I have a blue laundry basket for colors and a white laundry basket for whites - usually it works pretty good, but I always find something like red pants or a black shirt in the white load.