One of my best friends had what he called a “clothes tree” when we were in high school. I thought that was brilliant. So I adopted it. The concept is that it provides a place to put clothes that have been worn but aren’t dirty. Because, let’s be honest, I’m not hanging that stuff up at the end of the day or folding it and putting it back in a drawer. Instead of a free-standing coat rack, like my friend used, I screw a straight coat rack to my wall above my hamper. Both clothes tree and hamper are between the door and the bed and right next to the PJ’s. This way I don’t have to fold or use hangers. I just plop the clothes on the clothes tree and they stay clean to be worn again and don’t end up cluttering the room. Everybody wins! Then, if the tree gets full, or once a week, or on laundry day, I’ll spend 5 minutes and put everything away. But that is 5 minutes not at the end of the day, not when my meds are worn off, and not when I’m already tired and worn out.
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