Today’s Large Family Organization tip comes from Erin, mom of soon-to-be 5 and Stacey, mom of 7. Erin blogs at Filling Quiver.
The reason I combined both these tips is because they were so similar, I thought they nicely complemented each other.
I have all boys and one thing that helps streamline our laundry time is to buy all the same brand of socks (same color, same markings etc) but in the respective sizes for the kids.
Sock matching time then is just matching sizes (although sometimes daddy gets a little boy sock in with his mix). It makes it much easier for little hands to help match socks. They can lay one on top of the other and see if they “fit” together. My 2 year old helps match socks and loves that he can be helpful!
I buy 6 bags of unisex white socks for all the children to share and I put them in a plastic bin near their shoes near the door.
No time matching they just go from the washer into the bin.
Every six months or so I throw all of the old ones away and buy six more bags that way they always match and there is never an old sox with a new one.
I have 4 pairs of black dress socks the same kind that I put in a box with their church shoes that we get down on Sunday.
Now, it’s your turn! Your link doesn’t have to be about socks! And you don’t even need to have a large family!