How to Sort Laundry – Kids

December 18, 2013 by 2 Comments

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Am I the only mom who has epically failed at explaining how to sort laundry to their kids!?!  I’ve read tons of chore books and this is “supposed” to be a task for very young children.  So here’s explanation #101 for my little 11, 8, and 7 year olds — crossing my fingers this visual works like magic!

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I’ve worked a little here and there in every room – I’m totally needing to catch you up on my progress!  Let’s start with my laundry room!  I liked the original color in here.  Reminds me of the Eloquent Ivory at my Rancher.  All that blank wall was just waiting for a little purpose in life!

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I used my new FrogTape® Textured Surface.  Its is meant to be used on textured wall surfaces (I have really bumpy walls so this was a good test).  After figuring out the size, I taped the edges.

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Then pressed down the edges firmly around the entire rectangle.

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There’s a chemical that helps seal the edges in FrogTape® so as stated on the directions, I used a damp towel around all of the edges.

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Then I put the brush on the liquid sealer that came in the package and applied it to all edges.  (This took all of two seconds).

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I waited for fifteen minutes while the sealer dried —

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Then painted three coats of chalkboard paint inside the taped textured wall.

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When the paint dried, I pulled away the FrogTape® — PERFECTION!

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And with a simple chalk marker in white, I labeled the sections in my laundry bags.  (I need to reorder my chalk marker — it lasted a year so I can’t complain).

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I’m totally crossing my fingers this helps cut down the time I spend in the laundry room — my new labels looks great, but there are so many other things in life I enjoy more!!!

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2 Responses to “How to Sort Laundry – Kids”
  1. Brilliant way to help the kids get stuff done…I think it’s wonderful when kiddos get to be a part of keeping house!!

    We’ll done mama!!

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