My Sanity Saving Laundry Hacks
Laundry is one of those things that nobody really loves doing, but it has to be done. After years of being the laundry technician (go ahead and giggle) in our home I've learned some laundry hacks that help us get the job done quicker and easier. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.
1. Make Space To Get The Job Done. I used to do the laundry here and there. Sometimes folding it in the laundry room and other times on my bed. That was okay when the girls were all littler since I needed to be close by… but I've since started only keeping it all in the laundry room, and that has made all the difference. Knowing that there is one spot for everything I need, and need to do, makes getting it done so much easier.
2. Get Help. Laundry doesn't have to be a single person job. If your kids are old enough have them help. Little ones can collect the dirty laundry from all the baskets and bring it to the laundry room. The older kids can spot treat and more. My middle daughter learned a long time ago to separate the dirty of dirtiest clothes and how much of a difference a little extra TLC can make on getting those clothes clean. My oldest is now capable of doing the laundry from start to finish. The little one is the best sorter you will ever meet. It takes a team to get it all done, but all of our stress levels are way lower when we all pitch in and help!
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4. Never Let The Job Get Too Big. But also group it together. The worst thing about laundry is when you have a huge mound of it to do. The job looks too daunting. I've learned the best time to get it done is once you have 2 loads to do. For us, that's everyday. I start the laundry as soon as we have all taken our morning showers. That way we are not taking water away from showers and it will all get finished by the end of the day (hopefully sooner).
5. Figure out what works for you. Create your own system. Maybe you want all your clothes hung up, or not hung up? Either way is okay. Decide what you like and stick with it. If I had my way we would live out of laundry baskets… but I know that's not okay, so I do the next best thing. I only hang up Pete's clothes and my dresses. Everything else is folded and put away. I do what is best for us because it makes it easier to get the job done… and that's all that really matters!
What are your best sanity saving laundry hacks?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.