I've tried giving each girl their own dirty clothes hamper and marking the inside tags with different color Sharpies. The clothes still got mixed up BEFORE they were washed, then I still had to separate another time. Confused yet?
Now I have them put all their dirty clothes in the same hamper, and worry about separating them after they get out of the dryer. I don't know where I found this nifty little pop out laundry basket. Probably Wal-Mart or Target. It has a "divider" in the middle and folds flat when you're done.
When I'm folding clothes I automatically put each girls' clothes in their own "side". The basket is easy to carry up the stairs, and makes putting clothes away A LOT easier. This is also a great opportunity for my sweet muffins to help out. They are responsible for their own clothes and it takes less than a few minutes for each of them to do it.
I wrote their names in silver Sharpie.
*I've blurred the girls' names.
Here you can see the divider that's held in place with a velcro strip.
*You can also see my earlier attempt at labeling the inside tag.;-)
Here's the handle.
I couldn't find this exact one online, but here are a few similar ones.
Laundry is the bain of my existence. I am always looking for tips. If you have a laundry/organizing tip, please share!