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Clutter Video Tip: Make Housekeeping Easier- Choose Wisely

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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2011

http://www.clutterdiet.com Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. It's the one chore that you can never really complete. The day you try to finish it, there is always more to do. Unless you are a nudist, you can't quite finish washing clothes. Does the word laundry make you want to scream? If you have ever sat in the middle if a pile of clean clothes and cried, this tip is for you! In this video Lorie Marrero discusses strategies to make washing, sorting, and putting clothes away more efficient and less stressful. These Clutter Video Tips are posted frequently here on our clutterdiet organizing channel. You can search Twitter for #ClutterVideoTip also to find comments on our organizing tips. Lorie Marrero is the creator of ClutterDiet.com and the author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. Lorie also serves as the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and ambassador of the Donate Movement.

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Hi. I'm Lorie Marrero and today's Clutter Video Tip is about simplifying your housekeeping routines by making some better choices up front. First, let's talk about kids' clothing. When you're choosing clothing for your kids in the store, think about dark clothing versus white [POP] or cream colored clothing. You're going to spend a lot more time pre-treating stains and dealing with the laundry itself rather than being able to spend that time playing with your kids. Also, with children, you want to think about -- especially if the kids are of the same gender -- maybe purchasing certain types of clothing, like underwear or socks, in a way that will make it easier for you later when you're folding and putting clothing away. For example, I had two sons, so I would buy one kind of socks and both boys could wear the socks, it didn't matter who they belonged to. And then with their undies, we had two different brands of underwear and I knew that one son wore one brand [POP] and one wore another. So, I didn't have to spend time when I was sorting and folding, looking at sizes to tell the difference between who it belonged to.

You also want to think about this for yourself. When you're shopping for your clothing, look for items that don't require dry cleaning, items that don't require (POP) ironing, so that you can save time and actually a lot of money with the dry cleaning by getting that more low-maintenance [POP] clothing.

Finally, you want to also think about this with your furnishings in your home or if you're going to be doing some remodeling, [POP] you might want to chose dark colored upholstery and definitely don't get white carpet and things like that, so that you won't be worried about it and stressed about it all the time. It'll stay cleaner looking and you'll be happier.

If you'd like some help with your laundry room or anything like this, you can get help from our team of experts. We're the only place on-line where you can get access to professional organizers at a very affordable price for direct help. You can learn more at clutterdiet.com/learnmore.

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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