Color Coding

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Last week I shared a lot about my laundry routine, and I had many of email replies. I love it when you write to me!
One of the ideas that was shared was to use color coding for family members. You can assign each person a color for cups, towels, washcloths, and more.With a large family, I used this method somewhat when I had all 6 children at home. I did not always have the same style plastic cup when mine ranged in age from toddler to teen, but we could always tell who the sippy cups belonged to.

My mother made personalized towels and washcloths for the children one year. She used three different colors for the six children, and they used them until they were worn out. They did hang them up to dry after their bath and reused them a few more times. I had so much laundry at that time, and it did help me.
In an effort to keep wet towels off the floor and out of the dirty laundry baskets, I instituted one basket in my room for wet, dirty towels. This is when I started washing towels more often. If I assigned a color to each of the boys, their wet towels would likely end up in their dirty laundry baskets.Since they only wash their clothes once a week, I can see where the wet towels could be a problem. I don’t choose to follow up with them on hanging their towels up in between bath times. I pick the things that I want to check on consistently. I would rather check once a day to see that they did swish and swipe than to remember to check on their wet towels.

How many of you use color coding in your household?
Your Zone Mission today is to clean off your nightstand.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is fish and baked potatoes.

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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