basket.jpgThis is so simple, you’ll wonder why you didn’t already think of it. That is, assuming you haven’t already. 🙂

For a while now (several months) I’ve been keeping a shallow, plastic, bin/basket on the back of my washing machine for all of my wet handtowels and kitchen washcloths, etc. I’ve been trying to use more washcloths and towels and less sponges and papertowels, but I don’t like throwing a wet or damp cloth in the laundry hamper. Since the laundry room is just off the kitchen this is the perfect solution.

It happened one day by accident when I sat an extra little basket on top of the washer control panel and then later decided to toss a wet cloth in there instead of adding it to the laundry. I thought it was a great idea, so I kept it up. I can collect several cloths until I wash towels again and then add them to the washer. It also works well to hold items that are “casualties of bladder accidents” until the next load. As an added benefit, the washcloths get washed more frequently instead of being lost in the dirty laundry and I’m actually able to have clean cloths around when I need them. 😉

What’s more, this idea is so easy, takes so little work, and it’s not like the washer or basket is going anywhere any time soon so I’m sure that this little habit is gonna hang around for a long, long time. 🙂


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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!