Um, hey y’all…can one of you tell me where last week went? Yeah…sorry about that unplanned break. I’ll be sharing with you the things we’ve been working on over here soon, but for now I wanted to share a quick and easy (and helpful! Dare I say hubby proof?) little project that will make laundry time go a little more smoothly.
I took some time last week to create a laundry care and instructions flip chart to hang in our laundry closet. If you’re the primary laundry-doer (clearly, not a word…ah right, laundress…got it) in your household you may have seen all those funny little symbols on the tags of your clothing and towels. I swear to you that clothing manufacturers are going away from using words on tags. It’s infuriating to me. I can’t keep all of those little symbols straight! It’s a little nuts. So here’s what I did.

You’ll need the following:
– Plastic page protectors
– PDF of laundry care symbols (link below)
– Cardstock
– Ribbon
– Stapler
– Small scissors
– Tape runner or glue
First, I went HERE and downloaded the PDF of all the laundry care symbols I might find on my clothing.
Then I grabbed some page protectors and cut off the white, reinforced, hole-punched part. Sorry for the picture, that’s as close as hubby could get that would work. Gently clip between the white part and the seal on the page protector.
Slide in your pages.
Measure and cut some cardstock to cover the open portion of the page protector. (I measured the width of the page protector and then made sure I had enough to fold over. My strips were 8.75″ x 1.5″.) Then, I folded the cardstock in half (about 3/4ths of an inch on each side of the fold) and stapled it to the top of my page protectors.
To make it a little more decorative, I covered the staples with some ribbon.

Surf? Tide? See what I did there? I’m so clever. 😉

Here’s the finished flip chart. It’s three page protectors worth of laundry symbols.

It was so easy, I made a second one for laundry instructions. Hubby really wants to help out with laundry (how lucky am I?), but um, his idea of laundry is throw it all in. All. Colors, whites, delicates…he’s sure it’ll be fine. 😉 And to be fair, I’m a control freak about laundry so this way, I can provide instructions on how I do it without nagging. 
Here’s the instructions one:
See? Easy! 🙂
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