03 May 2010

The Laundry Sorting Game

No matter how carefully you sort the laundry, it’s easy to miss lurking disasters like tissues and pens. Not only that, it takes time for you to sort everyone's laundry. If you have small children you can turn laundry day into a game and teach them to sort their own washing before it gets to the laundry. Hide one coin, or small prize, per child randomly in the dirty laundry. You could tuck one in a pocket and one in a sock. Then set the kids to work finding them. No-one checks nooks and crannies as thoroughly as a kid in search of a prize. After a few days checking pockets will be habit and you can gradually stop the prizes.


  1. Could this work on a 55 year old male? I find receipts, washers, screws, grass cuttings, coins, and bank notes - those are cleaners perks!

    1. I feel your pain! I get bolts and keys, bits of locks, picks, jewellers' screwdrivers, job orders, pens - but no money! I wish I could find some money, I'd be thrilled to bits. My male is 57, we've been married almost 30 years and I still find all those things; I'm wondering when the "please empty your pockets" will sink in (if ever!). The boys are great - perhaps I started too late on Wayne.


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