You have heard it said that it takes three weeks to form a habit. Well, I would suggest that it might only take three minutes to form this habit: STOP FOLDING YOUR BABY'S CLOTHES.

I don’t remember who first told me it was such a time suck to fold my baby's laundry.  After evaluating from the beginning to the end of their clothes cycle, I too concluded that it was rather pointless to fold their clothes. After all, It does take an awfully long time to fold those tiny sleeves and pant legs.

This is especially true if you have a 'burper' for a baby (like I did) and find yourself changing his clothes every few hours. Save yourself some time and cease folding those tiny little shirts, pants, shorts and sweaters.

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Simply lay the clothes in their categories flat in their drawers.

Also, toss those cute little tiny baby-size hangers. Don’t even bother hanging their miniature shirts (the exception to this rule would be dresses, coats and the like.)

It doesn’t matter if you have a big dresser drawer or if you have a cute tiny dresser for their wee clothes. You only need a few categories for laying the clothes flat in the drawer.

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For my baby, I had a drawer for each of the following categories:

* Onesies- long sleeve
* Onesies- short sleeve
* Pants*
* Shorts*
* Sweatshirts/sweaters
* Pajamas              

*depending on the season the little one is born in, you may not need two separate drawers for both shorts and pants

For my two-year-old, I have his dresser organized like this:

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* Pants
* Shorts
* Shirts- long sleeve
* Shirts- short sleeve
* Sweatshirts/sweaters


This has also helped in training my toddler in certain responsibilities. I can now ask him to put his own clothes away; he can place his shirts in the right drawer and I don't have to worry about them becoming unfolded.

*sigh* It's so lovely.

When the clothes come out of the dryer, I simply separate them out and lay them in the drawer they belong. So easy! The only thing I fold for my children are the towels we use for bath time.

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Would you consider trying this method with your kids' clothes?



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Lena Vogelgesang

Lena likes to define herself by the Seven C’s: Christ, Chris, Children, Comrades, Coffee, Cheese, & Cardio. Due to her love of coffee and cheese, she must also have a relationship with increasing her heart rate. The Lord has given her a wonderful husband in Chris and they have two young boys.



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