Add Some Organization to the Laundry Room

Now that summer is ending and our lives are kicking back up into high gear, it always helps when every space, like the laundry room, is organized.  Even with just the two of us, it seems as if we have way more laundry than just two people should.

 

Color-coded laundry baskets

So, I came up with a new system for organizing the (ahem) dirty soiled clothes. (This is a first here on The 2 Seasons.  We are literally airing our dirty laundry).

 

 

Laundry organization - The 2 Seasons

When Jordan and I first started blogging, I made four of these tags labeled whites, darks, pastels, and delicates to hang on the dirty clothes baskets that we use.  They were cute, but they really didn’t work too well.  They hung down too far, and it was hard for us to see.

 

Laundry organization - The 2 Seasons

Since we use four baskets for our dirty clothes and keep them in the laundry room,  I decided to just paint the handles to color code  the baskets.  For instance, this one is for the whites.

 

Laundry organization - The 2 Seasons

I used this medium blue for the pastels.

 

Laundry organization - The 2 Seasons

And of course, the baskets for the darks received a black handle.  I have a basket for my own delicates and didn’t paint that handle at all.

 

Color-coded laundry baskets

Even though this system is great for us two empty-nesters, it would be a great system to use with small children.

 

We hope you all had a great week-end.  The arts fair across from our house was packed with people on Saturday, but rain put a major damper on it Sunday.  We managed to get in a nice beautiful bicycle ride and had a great time at an event held here in Lexington called Picnic With the Pops.  It’s basically a very elegant picnic at the Keeneland Race Course for thousands of people.  Tables for eight are set up, and everyone takes their food, drinks, and table decor.  Some people decorate their table with an elaborate theme and compete for prizes, some people use beautiful linens and tableware, and others just use paper plates.  Musician Michael Cavanaugh played and sang Elton John tunes with the Philharmonic Orchestra.  It rained a little, but we just pulled out our umbrellas and ate while singing along.

So, how about you?  Did it rain where you live, and if so, did it affect your week-end plans?

Take care.

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