How To Consistently Keep On Top of The Laundry
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I hear women saying all the time that laundry is their least favourite chore. It just builds up and is never-ending.
The second point I can agree with, but it doesn’t have to build up. In all honesty, I’ve never had major issues trying to keep on top of it.
Today I’m sharing what I do in order to hopefully help those of you that might be struggling.
You might also like to check out this point where I share my secrets for keeping the house tidy despite having toddlers running around. –> How to Have a Clean Home When You Have Small Children
1) A Load A Day
This is something I was brought up with so it is just second nature to me. Put on at least one load a day.
Some days you may need to do more, but do at least one load. We are currently a family of four (two adults, two toddlers) and we can generally get away with just a load a day, except for Mondays and Fridays when I wash bed linens and then towels.
By doing a load a day it keeps the laundry pile down and is vastly less overwhelming.
2) Make It Easy For Yourself
Set up your laundry for ease of use. Make sure you have the equipment necessary.
What I mean by that is ensuring you have enough laundry baskets, pegs, and drying equipment. If the sun is out I try my best to hang the washing out on the line. However, on raining days (or just really busy ones) I’ll put it in the dryer.
3) Set A Routine
I’m a creature of habit and if you’ve read much of my blog at all, you will know how much I love a good routine. My laundry routine starts in the morning when I put a load on to wash around 7:30-8am.
If it is a sunny day I’ll hang it out between 9-10am while my children have their Independent Playtime. If I need to use the dryer I put it in there at 10 am because we get a free hour of power with our power company, so it costs us nothing!
I usually take the washing off the line/out the dryer and fold it immediately following the end of my children’s nap time.
They wake up at 3 pm and I set them up on the couch with a snack and something to watch so they can wake up slowly. That’s when I quickly sort, fold, and put away the washing for the day.
If you have older children, they can 100% be involved in the process. Depending on their age and ability, you can decide which part(s) of the process they can do for you.
4) Make It Enjoyable
There are often chores I don’t love, but there are ways to make them more enjoyable.
If you struggle with the sorting and folding, why not watch something while doing it? Turn on a podcast or listen to some music. Make it more enjoyable for yourself and it’ll be easier to make it a habit.
Those are my tips, what are yours? Having fresh, clean clothes is always a pleasure, so this is one chore I do my best to stay on top of.
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Hi! I’m Christine. I am a former registered nurse, turned stay-at-home mom, turned work-at-home mom!
Motherhood has always been my passion and blogging has only added to that and given me a creative outlet to share about the things I love.
As my blog has grown, my desire to share the knowledge of what makes my life less stressful, simplified, and more fulfilled has become one of my driving forces.
I have a heart for mothers that feel as though they are just existing from day to day and are longing for more. You can find out more about me and my family over on my ‘About Me‘ page.
As well as the abundance of posts you’ll find on my blog, you can also find me over at Today Parenting.