Easy Way to do Laundry: Closet Divider Organizer

I have four boys that range in age from almost 15 years to 18 months. I also have a husband and a dog. This can only mean one thing: I do lots and lots and lots of laundry. I mean like 2-3 loads a day people. Yeppers, I do.

I don’t like laundry. I’ll sweep, mop, clean windows and make beds all day long but please, no laundry. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind the washing and drying of the clothes. It is the folding, hanging and putting away that bothers me. I can’t explain it. I just don’t like it. With that in mind I set out to streamline the process and make it easier on me.

I decided to make them pick up their own clothes.

Originally this presented some challenges. I kept messing up whose clothes were where on the clothes rod in our laundry room and the kids never could find their clothes. No, ma’am. They could not recognize clothing that they wear each and every day. I haven’t figured that out yet but I did solve the problem…

Yes, Mommy Dearest. Those are wire hangers.

With these closet rod hanger dividers (or whatever you want to call them) it is easy for me to hang them up without having to figure out whose stuff is where AND those boys of mine can no longer tell me that they don’t know where their clothes are.

I am including a few different ones to download, edit and print. There are two sets: one set has a larger top for closets with lots of vertical space between the closet rod and the shelf above and the other set has a shorter top for other closet spaces. Both sets have one that is blank so that you can completely customize it yourself and the other has the phrase, “self serve laundry”.

To edit these you only need to download them and open them up in a graphics editor. Two free ones are Gimp and getpaint.net. You can add your kids names, days of the week, clothing sizes, or whatever else you can think of.

I recommend printing these on cardstock and for maximum durability attach to cardboard or chipboard. You can make these as fancy or as plain as you like. I chose white for my laundry room since it just looks clean. Then, since I color code my kids I used their color for their name. I gave them no reason to not know whose clothes were for who. 😉

closet rod hanger label to do laundry organization

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Comments

  1. These are great templates. Thank you!

  2. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this printable! Fantastic – thank you!

  3. Thank you!! I only have a husband and 1 son and my laundry drives me crazy. I can’t imagine adding more boys to the mix. Great printables-thanks!

  4. We were blessed with 3 girls, one boy and a 3 bedroom house. Our oldest has been in the family room, but now that they are only sleeping in their rooms, we need more hang out space. We put her in with our other 2 girls. 10 X 10 room, sharing a small closet. I built the organizer and was thinking “I need spacers on the rods”. And then along came you. 🙂 Free, free, free.

    Thank you!

  5. I have been wanting to do these for my hubs for soooo long. Now that I have “instructions” I can actually do it! hahaha Thx, Amy! 🙂

  6. Super cute idea! Fellow 31 dayer and a new follower 🙂

  7. What a fun idea. I look forward to your future printables.

  8. What a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to see what the other 30 days bring! I too am linking up to the 31 Days. My topic is Cutting Cost at Home!!!

  9. Amy I can so relate. I had six daughters and when they were little and all under one roof laundry was well….laundry. I too could not stand the putting away so here is how I solved it. I put seven baskets with their names on it and as I folded I placed their clothes in the baskets. Socks had their own basket as I had too many to remember whose socks were whose. So they got to dig the matched socks and find their own. At least I matched them! It really helped cause they would come and get their baskets put the clothes away and bring their basket back to the laundry room full of dirty….it was a good system for us anyway.
    Great printables. I am doing a 31 day Walk to Wellness on my blog this month in honor of breast cancer awareness. Love you friend.
    b†
    @madreminutes

  10. Definitely more efficient than the way I do laundry, I can only guess how you organize the rest of your life:). I’m a 31 day-er as well. I’ll check back in to find out what else you’re going to be up to 🙂

  11. Hi! I like your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I am a 31 dayer also. We’ll see how it goes! 🙂

  12. Yea, printables! I’m so looking forward to your 31-day posts.

    I actuallly LOVE doing laundry. It’s relaxing to me, and nothing beats pulling a warm, fresh load out of the dryer. However, I hate dealing with the trash. Thankfully, my husband handles all the trash so it evens out.

  13. Great idea…you have something for someone who hates to dust? LOL! I will be following along. You’re ideas look intriguing. I too am participating in 31 days with 31 Days to Slash Your Budget Painlessly.

  14. What a cool idea! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

  15. I love this… now I just need a laundry room to hang them. No way would I leave clothes in the basement… it is OLD and stinky.

  16. Looking forward to your printables. I’ll be back all month.

    I’m doing 31 Days to Happier Ever After — no printables, though.

    See you around this month!

  17. So fun! Can’t wait to join in. I will be doing some prinatables with my 31 Days series as well. With Joy, Carey

  18. This will be a fun series! I’m doing 31 Days To A More Prudent Home! 🙂

  19. What a creative idea! I guess I should refill my ink cartridges so I can be ready for this series!

  20. This is an awesome idea, Amy. If my laundry room wasn’t in the mud room and if I had a closet rod, I would do the same in a heartbeat. Absolutely brilliant!

  21. Wow! I am so using this for my cedar closet…what a fantastic idea! Very excited for what else you have in store!

    Fellow 31 Dayer here…happy to have found you!

  22. Wow, that’s a neat idea! I dislike doing laundry too… i tend to ignore it, i somehow can’t bring myself to do the folding and ironing. Strange!

  23. Very clever!! Looking forward to your series.

  24. I am looking forward to this series!

  25. I love this idea! Brilliant! It looks so cute too. Now where was this when my kids were smaller??! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  26. This is awesome Amy! You are so creative. Love it always! Thanks.

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