If anyone in your family is into sports or other activities requiring uniforms, it is possible you have spent time searching for something. Shin guards, Tae Kwon Do belts, baseball hats- all of these come to mind for me. Instead of washing and returning these items to your child, I have found it to be most efficient to have a storage spot OUTSIDE of their rooms. In our case, we have a laundry basket set aside just for Tae Kwon Do uniforms and accessories. As they go through the wash, they get folded neatly right in that basket. Then, when it is needed you can simply grab that basket and everything you need will be there. This is so much more efficient than sending them to the individual kid rooms and then spending time searching for them.
If you have several children and it is not easy to tell whose pieces and parts belong to whom, we use the dot method. The youngest kid gets one dot on their uniform pieces. The next kid up the line gets two, and so on.
Also, if you ever find any uniform parts around the house in unusual places, just grab the nearest child and tell them to take it to the uniform basket or laundry. Easy peasy.
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