But one mum has come up with an ingenious trick to keep her laundry nice and tidy – and it's perfect for Christmas.
Jessi – a blogger also known as Modern Day Mumma – shared a funny photo of her festive hack on Instagram.
The snap shows blankets and clothes layered on top of each other, with larger items at the bottom and smaller pieces higher up.
Nestled in a metal washing basket and with a star placed on top, the pile looks just like a colourful Christmas tree.
The mother-of-three captioned her image: "The best way to avoid doing the washing – turn it into a Christmas tree. It's free. I'll wash this after Christmas or maybe the 'Elf on the Shelf' can help me."
Other mums were quick to compliment Jessi on her clever thinking – and it seems as though laundry trees may be about to take off.
One comment read: "I'm going to do this with the kids' laundry! Hahah! Thanks for the idea."
Others wrote: "What a fab idea!! That's so pretty," and: "Great idea! Wish my ceilings were higher."
All it needs is a bit of tinsel wrapped around it and Christmas decorating is done. Time for a mince pie, anyone?
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