Hey mum, stuck under a mountain of unfolded laundry? Sure you are.
Time to put your progeny to good use and get ’em folding like lil’ laundromat pros; using nothing but a clever bit of cardboard…
Blogger Autumn – mother of five and thus coordinator of exponential amounts of dirty clothing – posted a video of this ingenious ‘laundry helper‘ to her blog.
The video, which shows her seven-year-old son folding a t-shirt, long sleeved top and trousers properly – and with ease – has since gone viral, viewed by more than two million people on Facebook.
“I am a firm believer in teaching kids to do chores around the house, even when it’s easier to just do them yourself,” says Autumn.
“However…the chore I never delegate to the kids is folding laundry, because little ones just seem to lack the co-ordination necessary to fold clothes tidily, ie. without so many extra wrinkles you’d be better off just stuffing them in a drawer.”
But thanks to a nifty flattened box nicknamed the ‘folding helper’, at least one mum’s chore load is a little lighter.
“Using the helper, my seven-year-old was able to get his clothes folded quite tidily on the first try, and I with a little practice he’ll get even faster at it. The key for shirts is to centre them on the board, face down, and then smooth them out before starting to fold,” explains Autumn.
“Even my 12-year-old (who knows how to fold laundry on his own) gave it a try and said the helper made it easier to keep things neat.”
These boys are gonna make brilliant husbands.
To find out how to get your own kids helping out with more, check out the amazingly simple tutorial: