When I was expecting my third baby, I had so many people tell me that having a third child seems to make the laundry explode.
They were right.
Somehow our tiny baby girl seemed to double our laundry load and laundry was getting harder to manage.
I wasn’t sorting laundry into whites, colors or delicates. Instead, I was using the time saving method of unsorted loads. (And, I have had great results with unsorted washing!)
I was washing a mixed load (everybody’s clothes, linens and towels) almost every day and was managing to get it dried and folded but then it would just sit where I folded it or in the basket.
I knew I had to revise my system and figure out a way to make putting laundry away easier.
Instead of having a mixed load every day, I decided to wash by room. I placed a hamper in each bedroom and wash a load when the hamper is full.
Here are my loads:
1. Master (my clothes and my husbands clothes)
2. Boy’s Room (the boys clothes)
3. Cecilia’s Room (Cecilia’s clothes, towels, napkins and cleaning cloths)
Once I get the clothes out of the dryer, I go to the room they belong in and fold the laundry in that room.This makes putting laundry away so much easier!
I regularly wash our sheets but I don’t consider them part of my daily laundry. They’re either washed when a diaper leaks, a child wets the bed, throws up, spits up, gets snot everywhere, etc. or on Tuesdays which is my bedroom cleaning day.
I also wash cloth diapers every other day but they’re easy to put away because they all go to Cecilia’s room.
Room by room laundry makes laundry manageable for our family of 5.