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…
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.
- laundry room / organizer small top blank
- laundry room / organizer small top w/phrase
- closet divider / organizer large top blank
- closet divider / organizer large top w/phrase
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