Monday, July 26, 2010


Today's idea is one I posted about 2 years ago, when the blog had a different layout. I thought it was worth repeating since several readers have come on board recently.

With six children sharing one bathroom, our family needed a system to reduce the number of towels going through the laundry each day. When the kids took their showers, we had a pile of white towels and no way of telling which towel belonged to which child. Therefore, all the towels ended up in the wash, every day.

On the recommendation of a friend, I bought towels in a wide assortment of colors - red, orange, pink, yellow, blue, turquoise, and purple. Steve installed a row of pegs in the upstairs bath where towels are hung to dry after showers. Each child has their own color of towel, which is dried and then reused. Two or three times a week, all the towels are brought down to the laundry. This works much better than having to wash all the towels every day. Plus, it makes for a colorful clothesline!

What are your tips for helping de-clutter the bathroom?

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