A busy mum has ditched folding her children’s clothes, saying it now just takes minutes to put the washing away.
Courtney Bavis, who has a one and three-year old, says mums should normalise not folding their kids clothes. She shared a time lapse video of her putting her toddlers’ clothes away on TikTok
“I timed putting these away and it was four minutes. So much better than clothes piled up for days waiting to be folded. I couldn’t handle it anymore. I don’t even pair socks. No fold system for the win.”
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The stay-at-home mum says like most parents, she’s in survival mode. “A couple of wrinkles that smooth out on clothes that get dirty quickly is not worth it to me. If you love folding clothes, do what makes you happy mama! My kids are 1 and 3! So much more time now for other tasks as well as for folding everything else.”
Courtney uses the IKEA TROFAST system to store her children’s clothes, and says she purposely doesn’t but clothes that wrinkle easily. “They don’t go to school or anything like that. Nice stretch material that if it did wrinkle it stretches out and the wrinkles are gone.”
Her no-fold system did attract plenty of heat from other mums, with some claiming it’s lazy and that her children will look like ‘wrinkled ragamuffins’.
But Courtney explained that her no-fold system works for her now, but she may change in the future.
“Your systems can change and change back based on what fits your lifestyle. It doesn’t mean that I’m lazy, it doesn’t mean that I’m a terrible mum, it doesn’t mean that I’m never going to teach my kids how to fold or take care of their clothes and it definitely doesn’t mean that my kids are going to be 20 years old showing up to job interviews with wrinkled clothes.”
Do you fold and iron your children’s clothes? Let us know in the comments what your system is.
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