Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ever-Open Laundry Bag

My boys have always wanted to share a room, especially because Rebecca's boys share a room and you KNOW that whatever they do my boys want to do! Now that they are big 7 and 4 year-olds, we decided to give it a whirl. So we moved Charlie out of his room and into Jack's. And to our surprise, they LOVE it! We think their relationship is actually becoming closer and that's really fun to see. What's not as fun to see is how much of a mess two little boys in one room can make! With two of them in one room we've definitely had to get a little creative with space. The biggest challenge has been laundry - there really isn't room for a hamper in the room anymore.

Jack's solution has been to  throw the laundry (along with the occasional book and stuffed animal) into a big pile.  
However, Martha Stewart and I have a better idea: an Ever-Open Laundry Bag! I've hung it on the doorknob - out of the way, but low enough for even the littlest mess-maker to reach. 

What You Need:

  • Large Embroidery Hoop (at least 14 inches)
  • Laundry Bag (or maybe a large pillowcase!)
Truthfully I didn't even know we had a laundry bag until I found it at the bottom of a closet. Please ignore the wrinkles, but I couldn't stand the thought of ironing something that's going to be filled with dirty boy clothes. Ok, ok, I can rarely stand the thought of ironing...

This is such a simple idea! Just open up the hoop, fold the bag (or pillowcase) over the inner hoop, and secure it all by fitting the outer hoop over the whole thing!

Martha hung hers on a hook, but I decided on the doorknob so that my little guys can reach it easily. Now we have an out-of-the-way hamper that everyone can use. Is that easy-peasy or what?

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  1. I knew that you and Martha Stewart shared a brain! :) Love the idea!

  2. That is a great idea! and now I'm thinkin' basketball hoop. So many possibilities!

  3. Great idea! I could use this in my kids rooms! On the lookout for hoops now...

  4. Great idea! Now to find a hoop...

  5. I have three hoola hoops in the garage, I wonder if they would work. The girls would love that.

  6. Fun and easy! And you can make their basket match their room decor too!

  7. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick