September 22, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Folding, Dresser, Who Says?!

PROBLEM: I hate to use dressers. I also don’t like to fold my laundry. My clean and dirty clothes end up getting mixed up because I
don’t like to fold my clothes and put them in the dresser. Everything just ends up on the floor, on top of the dryer, or in the laundry basket.

SOLUTION: You can hang the clothes that you don’t want wrinkled and for everything else create a crate, box, or basket system. You can put t-shirts in one and sweatshirts in another – make the categories fit your needs.

HINT: Labeling the container can be helpful for some people.

June 10, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Labels Aren’t Just for Kids

PROBLEM: I know that it sounds strange but I don’t put away my clean laundry because I can’t immediately remember where it goes. Also, I don’t wear some of my clothes because I can’t remember
where to find them.

SOLUTION: Labels can really be helpful for kids and adults. You can keep a label on a drawer long term or until you no longer need it.

HINT: You can use post-its for the short term and label maker tape or regular tape for more long term solutions. If you are worried about the tape leaving a mark you can always hang a string with the label around the knob.

May 6, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Delegate


PROBLEM: I have so much to do and not enough time in the day.

SOLUTION: Look through your list to see what you can delegate to someone else. Perhaps you can’t delegate a whole task but you can delegate part of a task. For example, maybe someone else can wash, dry, and fold the laundry and you only need to pretreat and put it away.

HINT: Remember that the delegated tasks might not be done exactly the way that you would do them but that is okay. In the end, you’ll have more time for other things.

October 25, 2010
by Susan Hunsberger
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Worn but not Dirty

Where do you put the clothes that aren’t freshly laundered but aren’t ready to be washed? Find a purposeful space somewhere … either in the closet or in a basket that is designated for this function. If you choose the closet, section off an area for your “worn but not dirty clothes”. In the picture a wooden hanger (all the other hangers in the closet are plastic) divides the “freshly laundered” and the “worn but not dirty” clothes.