Day 24 :: Staying on Top of the Laundry

Yesterday we talked laundry and I shared about my simple laundry management routine. Today we’re taking action and actually doing some laundry!

Day 24 Project : Do 1 load of laundry from start to finish.

I’ve found that a load a day really keeps the piles away so we’re going to tackle our load for the day.

Gather up a load of laundry (if you have one) and get it started washing! Once it comes out of the wash, throw it in the dryer or hang it to dry.

Another important part of staying on top of the laundry is folding the clean laundry. I’ve had times when I’ll let clean laundry pile up into a small mountain. Make folding fun, involve the kids, turn on some music or fold while watching a favorite show.

If you don’t have a laundry routine that is working for you already, I suggest that you commit to doing a load a day every day that you have enough laundry for a load and see if your laundry stress doesn’t go away. Who knows, maybe you’ll even begin to enjoy doing laundry!

 

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  1. Out of all the house hold chores, I do like laundry. There is a great sense of satisfaction to see a mound of dirty clothes turn into baskets of clean clothes by the end of the day. I have found that doing many loads of laundry 2x a week works best for my family. On Monday and Friday, I do laundry. This is usually 8+ loads each day, and sheets and towels may or may not be washed on those days. I try to do laundry on days that we will be home most or all of the day, but if we are gone, the laundry just sits in the washer or dryer and waits for us to return. As my kids got old enough to dress themselves, I decided they were old enough to manage their clothes. They each have a laundry basket and deposit dirty clothes in it. On laundry day they bring basket to laundry room and return in the after noon to pick up same basket loaded with clean clothes, which they then put away. Has worked well for about 20 years.

    1. Wow! 8+ loads…hard to imagine but I know as the boys clothes get larger and if/when we have more little ones, our laundry volume will increase! I love your system for getting your kids involved in the laundry routine too.

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