I LOVE Command Hooks! I use them all over my house. I have started using the hooks and lingerie bags to sort/wash/organize our socks and underwear.
How it Works
I have at least one bag for each person. Each of the older kids have their own bag hanging on their own hook in the laundry room. I have one hanging on the wall on my side of the bed (as well as a plastic sack for trash), my husband has one on his side, and we have one in our bathroom.
When we have dirty underwear & socks we put them in the correct bag. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. The kids will usually just put theirs on the floor. When it’s time for them to sort the clothes, they will put about 50% in their bags and the rest go with the rest of the laundry. When I am doing laundry and I find a misplaced item, I put it on the floor under their bags and have them sort them later. (They are getting better as we have been doing this longer.)
When it’s time to clean them, I collect all of the bags, make sure they are all zipped and throw them all in the washing machine along with a Color Catcher sheet. When they are done drying, I hand them back to their owner and tell them to put their socks and underwear away in their dressers and to return their bags to their hooks.
We’ve only been doing this for a little over a month and it’s going pretty well!