When I became a mom, I was pretty stunned by the mountainous volume of laundry that seemed to come with the job overnight. Even in the newborn stage, it felt like my husband and I went from running a couple of loads on the weekend to running daily cycles—and being completely overwhelmed by the folding and sock sorting day in and day out.
That’s when I turned to Elise Gurock, founder of Chaos Concierge—an organizational management company that specializes in home, office and life—for help. Was there a way to tame the disorder? Even better, actually create a laundry process? This laundry room organization tip changed everything for my family.
What you need: A separate laundry bin for each member of the family (this is especially key if you have three or more people in your household)
What you do: Set up a calendar system where you do loads by person and on specific days of the week. For example, Monday is laundry night for your spouse; Tuesday might be your night and Saturday/Sunday is for the kids.