I love it when an idea (finally) works.
Assigning bath towels.
I had tried it in the past with no success. I would take the towels we already had in the house and try to divvy them up. It never worked. Even I couldn't remember which towel was whose. And instead of towels being hung up so they could be used again, they would congregate in a pile of mildew in teenagers rooms. Which meant a lot of laundry and a lack of towels. And an unhappy laundress.
This time I bought each child 2 towels in their own designated color. The towels were inexpensive and quick drying.
I also hung hooks from the back of their bedroom doors.
It's been working for well over a year now. Shazam! Less laundry is awesome!
And the best part is, if I see a towel around the house, I know who left it there!