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Pants on the Ground

Posted: January 24th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

Here is my version of “Pants on the Ground” for all of you American Idol watchers…

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A typical closet floor for us.

Now, even with all those beautiful plastic, white, matching hangers I bought – we still end up with clothes on the floor (and ski goggles?) So since I (try to) do laundry in colors and whites, I thought I would buy two baskets to sort the clothes.

I’ve tried the hamper thing and I guess it just not my thing. I think it might be all the work of lifting the top to it…

I like baskets. And there are many places to get baskets but I love the ones at World Market. I found these,(took out the linens) with handles so when they are full I just carry them to the washer and after the clothes are dry, fold them, place them back in the same basket and carry them back to the closet.

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My other secret weapon is my make shift laundry basket off our kitchen. It also had a linen liner that I took off and now just shoot clothes baskets into it from my kitchen. Very handy.

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But in all honestly, even with baskets, the song title remains true…

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♥ Katie

{Works for Me Wednesdays}


9 Comments on “Pants on the Ground”

  1. 1 Melanie said at 4:40 pm on January 24th, 2010:

    Okay, that is too funny. Can you believe that that song has caught on like it has? Why can’t you put them pants in the baskets? LOL!

  2. 2 Molly said at 7:24 pm on January 24th, 2010:

    You are cracking me up! I love the General!!! : )

  3. 3 Lindsey O. said at 6:10 am on January 25th, 2010:

    Glad to see that other people have issues opening the hamper to throw dirty clothes in! :) Thought I was the only one!

  4. 4 solstice letters said at 6:04 am on January 27th, 2010:

    We have a similar basket system, only my baskets aren’t pretty like yours. Perhaps if they were, the clothes would be more likely to actually end up there. :)

  5. 5 Melanie said at 6:18 am on January 27th, 2010:

    I love your AI references. :D

  6. 6 Patsy said at 2:28 pm on January 27th, 2010:

    Too funny with your reference, Katie! Great suggestions, too!

  7. 7 Laurel said at 3:36 pm on January 29th, 2010:

    World Market is my go-to for baskets!

  8. 8 Melissa said at 10:42 pm on January 30th, 2010:

    Love the baskets! And your big closet!

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