In our family, there are two sets of boys that are not twins, but are close in ages and sizes. This naturally presents a few challenges, one of which is making sure that each boy’s clothing ends up in the right dresser drawers. Maybe you’re thinking that this isn’t a big deal, but to me, sorting clothes was becoming a time-consuming and frustrating chore.
Sometimes the simplest solutions seem to make the biggest differences. All it took was a Sharpie in the laundry room, and a few minutes of my time. I marked one dot (on the tag or inside of the collar) for Boy #1, two dots for Boy #2, and on down the line. Everyone in the family understands the system, and knows how many dots will be marked on his clothing. And the best part is that when I pass the clothing down to the next child, I just have to add another dot!
Much better than adding scratchy labels to my boys’ clothing, or spending precious minutes sorting out clothes–it really works for me!
Find more tips and time-savers at Large-Family Organization @ RaisingArrows.net.