My household tip of the week…
Do you get overwhelmed by piles and piles of laundry? Does it feel never-ending?
Here’s how I’ve been able to control our laundry:
Create A Daily Laundry Schedule
A schedule is how I am able to get my families laundry done without feeling overwhelmed.
I do at least one load a day during the weekdays.
I try to plan it so I am able to take the weekend off from laundry.
Here’s an example of a Laundry Schedule:
- Monday: Easy care shirts & delicates 1-2 loads
- Tuesday: Sheets 1 load
- Wednesday: Grownup clothes 1-2 loads
- Thursday: Twins clothes – 1 load
- Friday: Oldest daughter’s clothes – 1 load
There is some flexibility in this schedule. Some weeks I may have an extra load to add onto a day. Some weeks I skip a day and add that load to another day. The point is to stick as close as possible to a schedule.
Other helpful tips:
I load the washing machine first thing in the morning. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to get a load washed, dried and folded by 9am. I am done with my day’s laundry before my second cup of coffee. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does…boy do I feel like I can conquer the rest of the day!
I also do my best to fold the clothes right away, sometimes right from the dryer. Literally, the dryer door is open and I take a shirt out, fold it, put in the basket, and repeat.
How about you? How do you tackle your laundry pile? Do you spread it out during the week? Do you do it all in one day? Wait until you have a big pile? What works for you?
(This is linked up to the Works for Me Wednesday on We Are That Family)
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