Having a lot of kids means having a lot of clothes, even if you do reign in how many outfits they each have. Having a bunch of those kids in one room means a lot of those clothes have to fit somewhere in that room.
One problem we had with the girls was that, once their clean clothes were folded and put in their room, they wouldn't get put away in a timely fashion and the clean clothes would end up all over the floor mixed in with the dirty ones.
Telling them to put their clothes away didn't help, so I came up with the idea that I would put a laundry basket in their room and all of the clean clothes that came in would get put in this basket. This way, they wouldn't end up all over the place and everyone would know where to find their clean clothes.
I'm sure you can guess the downside to this program. Yep, week after week passes by and more clean clothing gets stacked on top of other clean clothing and never gets put away. People start digging through the pile looking for that one thing and messing up everything else. Once in a great while one of the girls will put away their clothes, but I haven't seen an empty basket since I don't know when.
Overall, I suppose it is still better than seeing piles of clean clothing getting strewn around the room, but in a perfect world, I'd like to see an empty basket at the end of every week. Pick your battles, right?
If you're looking for a solution to this problem in your home, I'd recommend you give this a try and see if it works for your kids!
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