There are many different methods and devices to sort dirty clothes. For our family and my laundry routine, it works best for me to sort dirty clothes as they go into the hamper. I would never survive if all clothes landed in one big hamper and I had to sort them every time we needed to do laundry. W-a-y too much work for me.
You can use standard laundry baskets if you have enough floor space. I really like this method, but we don’t quite have enough room for 4 of these:
There are also decorative baskets. But in my experience they do not hold up as well for a family that uses them constantly.
Laundry Sorters are another option. I need more than three compartments for my crowd, however. But for just two people they would probably work well. There are 4-compartment sorters out there, just not as easy to find.
And then there is the no-basket method: keeping clothes sorted by pile on the floor until it is time to wash them. So you have a pile of whites, a pile of jeans, a pile of darks, etc. that you keep sorted on the floor. I’m not a huge fan of this method because 1) dirty clothes are all over the floor = bleh 2) it’s hard to tell when you have a full load 3) it takes up a lot of floor space and 4) it just isn’t nice and neat!
What method do you use to sort dirty laundry in your family? Send me pictures if you’ve got them – I’d love to see how you sort!