We wear clothing everyday, obviously…which means there’s always laundry to wash, dry, fold and put away. Most people complain about what is considered a thankless task, but one that has to be accomplished. Here are my suggestions for simplifying the Laundry chore:
2. Choose a day once a week or every two weeks to wash sheets.This is a chore in itself, so best not to combine it with ALL the washing. Remove the sheets in the morning and get them started, that way you’re not ready to hit the hay and discover that you still have to make the bed. As children grow, you can have them remove the sheets and bring them to the laundry room. And as they get even a little older, they can put them back on the bed too! It’s worth the training!
5. Put it away Now that you’ve accomplished the washing and folding, make sure it gets into the closets and drawers. This is key for two reasons: You’ve completely accomplished the task and you and your family know where to find clean, sorted laundry.
As with any other container, be sure that your closets and drawers aren’t stuffed with clothing that isn’t worn regularly that might make it difficult to put clean clothing away. Rule of thumb is to leave at least 20% room in a container for growth. If you buy something new, go through your containers (closets and drawers) and see what you can eliminate by donating or consigning to be sure you’re able to clearly “see” all that you have.