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TIPS FOR MOMS #2


DO ONE LOAD OF LAUNDRY EVERY DAY. This tip is brought to you by my mama. Trust me that she's had plenty of experience. She did laundry for a family of five for many, many years. Thanks, Mom! I have been doing laundry for a family of five while we're living with my dad and let me tell you... it's no joke! I haven't been abiding by my mom's golden rule and this week it got out of hand, piles everywhere! Clean piles, dirty piles you name it... there was a pile. I've realized that I'm not too bad at starting loads and drying them, but I don't love the folding and I really don't love the putting away. What's the big deal? If I can just stick to putting away what I've just washed and folded then it would be manageable. That's the goal for this week. I'll let you know.

Something that I do that helps is I fold by drawer (ex pant drawer) and person (ex Matilda) and then have mini piles so that I can just stick the whole pile exactly where it needs to go. I also like to sprinkle essential oils like lavender in with unscented detergent. Smells so good.

Do you have any tips for dealing with laundry?

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9 comments :

  1. I have no tips whatsoever. Over here it's just my husband and myself and we don't have a washer (let alone a dryer) in our studio apartment. So we do our laundry at the laundromat every 2 sometimes 3 weeks. It's annoying because it's not convenient but on the other hand we only have to do laundry every couple of weeks and that is awesome! :) I totally posted about this today too. Great minds think alike! :) Good luck doing laundry this week.

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  2. I too hate the folding & putting away process.. there are three loads of clean clothes waiting to be reunited to their drawers as I speak :)

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  3. YES. This is the ONLY way I can keep up with the laundry. If I don't do it, I'm screwed.

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  4. That is an excellent tip. I am the worst at laundry. It is my enemy. Loving this series!

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  5. I hate the putting away part, too... sigh. But great way to stay on top of it. We only did it once a week growing up, but it took the WHOLE day! :P

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  6. Goodness, I am the exact same way. Washing & drying clothes is a breeze, but putting them away?? I never do it on time! We have a HUGE pile of clothes in our closet that need to be put away. This is a terrible cycle b/c if they sit there long enough, I feel like I need to wash them again! Ugh. I hate putting away clothes.

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  7. I have been horrible about getting laundry done in a timely fashion lately. Usually the weekend rolls around and I have 5 loads of laundry to do! I, too, fold and sort the clean clothing by their "home" and by person. It makes putting things away so much easier! Also, I don't fold the clothes that will be hung. I just lay them out on the top of the folded clothes in the basket so I can hang them right up before putting everything else away.

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  8. YES YES YES YES. Otherwise it gets OVERWHELMING.

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  9. I wash about a load a day as well - I hate the folding and putting away so my husband and I have figured out one trick that works great for us. I wash and dry a load a day but then leave them clean in a laundry basket until a couple of day's worth has built up, then hubby and I watch a tv show/movie after kids are in bed and fold/put away everything. It seems to go so quickly when we do it together and have the tv as a distraction.

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