This 3 Bin System Will Make Laundry Days Less Intimidating

Laundry day can be challenging, but there is a way to turn chaos into a (somewhat) calm experience. Sometimes, a simple task like loading clothes in the machine can become complicated when there are many items to put in. Luckily, there is a solution that will solve the issue. Instead of having just one laundry bin for everyone to throw their stuff in, this laundry basket hack utilizes three bins to create a more organized system. 

If you have a large family or get through a lot of laundry, anything to help make laundry day easier is a must-have. By splitting your laundry into different categories, you'll be able to streamline the process and get on with other tasks, knowing that you have sorted your laundry correctly. This hack is super flexible, so you can alter it to suit you and your family. No more wondering if you have put that delicate item on a regular wash — by dividing your clothes up pre-wash, you'll avoid disaster from the start.

The organizational power of three laundry bins

This laundry trick is as easy as it sounds on the surface. Choose three laundry baskets and then split them into three categories. You can pick the categories that work best for you. For example, if you have a large family with equal amounts of men and women or boys and girls, designate one basket for men's clothes, one for women's, and one for everything else like towels or bedding. 

Consider color coding the baskets to create even more of an organizational system. This doesn't have to be just black, white, and gray, but colors that match your existing decor or that you like best. You could also buy plain baskets and add labels to the front that can be swapped. There are plenty of ways to make this hack work for you, but one of the best is to think about which categories would be most beneficial to you and go from there.

Customize this hack to fit your lifestyle

The way to get the most out of this hack is to customize it to your lifestyle. If you wear a lot of wool knits, you might want to make one of the bins a designated wool or cashmere space so you know to wash these items separately from your other garments. Not all wool items must be hand-washed, but they often require a delicate cycle. Or, if you find you're always running out of underwear, making one basket a dedicated underwear space will allow you to easily track when you're about to hit zero and need to put a wash on. 

As well as the above categories, you could put your clothes in baskets divided into light, dark, and bright colors. This way, you can keep an eye on which basket fills up faster and when you need to put on a specific color wash (or when you need to buy detergent for dark and light clothes). The possibilities are endless, and you can always switch up the designations every so often.