Do you struggle to stay on top of your laundry? If so, let me help you learn how to keep up with laundry the easy way.
Did you know that the average American family washes 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week? That’s more laundry than there are days in the week. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of laundry and how quickly it piles up. Believe me, I have 4 kids, I know.
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Easiest Way to Stay on Top of Laundry
Working, homeschooling, and being a mother to 4 children has taught me a thing or two about laundry. The easiest way to stay on top of your laundry is to not get behind. Easier said than done? Not at all! With a game plan in place, you too can stay caught up on your family’s laundry.
Keep Your Laundry Basket Empty
Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all method to keep your laundry basket empty. I can’t tell you to ‘do the thing’ and never get behind on your washing again. I wish I could because I would be rich several times over. Sadly, what works for one won’t work for all, but these ideas along with the ones on this post are sure to help you out!
Create Your Own Laundry System
You must have your own laundry system to fit your lifestyle and family. To create your own laundry system, you need to think about what your life looks like. Do you work? Do you homeschool? Do you work and homeschool? How large is your family? Do you have anyone to help you? What about your personality? Do you like to take a slow and steady approach or do you prefer to work on something until it’s done?
Once you have figured out what type of laundry system you think fits into your lifestyle, it’s time for you to implement it! Put it in your planner, if you have to. Give yourself at least a month. If you find something not working, it’s time to evaluate your system and make tweaks. If your laundry method is working for you, great! Stick with it!
Want to know how to keep up with laundry? Old habits are easier to break if you replace them with new habits. Build your new habits. No more laundry left in the dryer or clothes basket. It may be nice to not deal with folding clothes at that moment in time, but you will have to fold them eventually…along with more laundry. Put your clothes away after you fold them. Don’t leave them folded in the basket. This will take work on your part, but in the end, it will be worth it.
Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits. “Robert Puller
Quick Laundry Tips: Use Timers
A quick tip to help you on your mission to stay on top of your washing is to use your washing machine’s timer. Most washers come equipped with them. Throw in a load of laundry and have it set to finish when you wake up. After you are up, throw the load in the dryer. If you will be home, you can fold and put it away once it is done. If you aren’t home, ask a family member who will be home to do it. No family? No problem. Get the wrinkles out of your laundry once you get home by tossing a damp cloth in the dryer and running it for a few more minutes. Once done, fold and put away your clothes.
If you struggle to catch your clothes as the dryer finishes, set the dryer alarm to buzz. If your dryer does not have an alarm, or if you cannot hear your alarm from the laundry room, then set your phone alarm or use a kitchen timer. When it goes off, head straight to the laundry room. You know what comes next. Fold and put your clothes away.
Speed Up Your Drying Time
Speed up your drying time by using wool dryer balls, also known as laundry balls. The wool dryer balls work by helping air circulate between the individual pieces. The dryer balls separate your clothes instead of them all tumbling together while they go round and round. Another bonus is they work to reduce static.
With so much of our lives dedicated to washing clothes, is it any wonder everyone wants to know how to keep up with laundry? These easy laundry tips can help you manage your laundry if you implement the tips and stick to your plan. Need more help to keep your laundry under control? Check out this post.
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