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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…


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.


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.


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


♥ 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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