Two Laundry Baskets in the Closet Does the Trick
It’s finally the weekend, and amazingly, you don’t have a lot of homework assigned. You’re so excited to spend some extra time hanging out with your friends, catching up on your favorite Netflix shows and generally just being lazy. Then your mom’s nagging voice rings out, “You need to clean up the dirty clothes from your floor.”
You know that the majority of the clothes in your bedroom are actually clean. You just throw them on the floor when you’re rushing to get ready in the mornings. There’s no need to pick them up, because you’ll wear them eventually. But what your mother says, you must do. So, to honor her, you now have to spend your precious weekend folding and hanging clothes.
Solution: Two Basket Hack
Instead of just having one basket in your closet for dirty clothes. Buy a second one that you’ll throw all your clean clothes into while you’re getting ready in the morning.
The trick to making this work, is having your closet door open while you’re getting ready. That way, if a shirt doesn’t look right when you’re getting dressed, you can toss it into the clean clothes basket rather than just dropping it on the floor. Then, you don’t have to waste your time picking up clothes from your floor, because they’ll all be out of the way (at least as far as your mom is aware). Be sure to let your mom know that the basket is for clean clothes (if she still does your laundry). Otherwise, she’ll be doing more laundry than is necessary, which is not respectful of your mom’s time.
When your clean clothes get a little wrinkly from sitting in the basket, you can hang them back up or freshen them up with a quick wrinkle release setting on your clothes dryer.
If you don’t have space on your closet floor for two baskets, then make a shelf (or buy a cheap one from Ikea or Target) to use to place one basket on top of the other.
Now, you can sit back and enjoy a little popcorn and candy while binging on Netflix.