August 12, 2014
3 Ways to Make Laundry Easier
I’m always looking for ways to make homekeeping easier, simpler, and a little more enjoyable. Laundry seems to be everyone’s homekeeping nemesis, so today I’m sharing a few ideas for making it easier to “take a load off”.
- GET OTHERS INVOLVED.
- Much easier said than done, getting others involved is critical to making laundry easier. Even little ones can help by pairing up socks and putting socks and undies in drawers. As kids get older, they can put away folded clothes and then they can fold and put away their own clothes.
- Only buy one type of sock and put them in a basket instead of pairing up and folding. Choose a brand and stock up when they’re on sale. If all the socks are identical (my favorite is just white sport socks) then they can be tossed in a basket or drawer without folding and sorting.
- Use a shared closet for kids to keep folding and putting away clothes easier. If there’s only one place to put clothes away it’ll keep it easier for folding and returning clothing. This is a great idea for families with children close in age that might share clothing anyway and/or if closet space is at a minimum.
- MINIMIZE THE LAUNDRY PROCESS.
- Wash every day clothes on cold to keep sorting and separating at a minimum.
- Have less clothing – less clothing is less washing. Before school starts is a great time to sort and purge extra clothing, especially for the little ones.
- Only wash clothing when it’s dirty – a sweater, sweatshirt or jeans can most likely be worn more than once before it’s put in the wash.
- SPREAD IT OUT.
- My favorite laundry tip of all time – do at least one load of laundry from start to finish, (washed, dried, folded, and put away) every single day. I know that this might sound daunting at first, but doing a little bit every day is easier (for me) than doing all the laundry on one day. I get easily overwhelmed and if I do all the laundry on one day it will just end up in baskets, unfolded and not put away.
Have a favorite laundry tip? Share in the comments!
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