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If you are overwhelmed by laundry, then this post is for you. Here you will learn what you must do daily in order to stay on top of laundry and prevent it from piling up.
How to Keep Up with Laundry
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I used to hate doing laundry.
It seemed as if no matter what I did, it would always pile up during the week and I would be left washing and folding clothes for hours at a time.
Looking at the overflowing laundry basket of clothes, I would think to myself, “It’s only 3 people in this household! How is this even possible!?”
Laundry day was the absolute worst.
Spending an entire day to do laundry would make me so exhausted that I wouldn’t have time or energy to enjoy my family when I was done so I had to find a way to make things easier.
In my quest to tackle this laundry problem, I stumbled upon a post by The Frugal Homemaker who came up with a method for doing laundry that I absolutely love and still follow to this day.
Doing laundry is no longer a problem for me because I have shaved some serious hours from my normal cleaning routine and I want to share this life-changing method with you.
Her method is incredibly simple and logical:
Instead of washing clothes once a week you’ll need to wash them everyday.
Now before you exit this website, shut your computer down and leave the house, please hear me out.
This method works because you will never have to deal with piles of clothes or lost socks and you will be able to spend your day off doing whatever you please.
Washing a load of clothes daily saves you so much time because you’re only washing and replacing things that you and your family wear or use throughout the day. As an added bonus of following this method, you’ll never have to answer another, ” Honey/Mom, Where’s my…?” question again because what is worn for the day is immediately available at the end of the night or whenever you finish your load.
I know you’re probably thinking that you don’t have time to wash clothes everyday but would you rather wash one quick load a day or wait until the end of the week to wash 10 or more?
This method does require a small amount of discipline but I’ve been doing it for a while now and it has become second nature almost like brushing my teeth.
So, the very first thing that I do when my husband comes home form work is collect his, the Little One and my clothes (which should be enough for one load) and set them for a quick cycle in the washer while I finish dinner. When the cycle is over, I place the laundry in the dryer and I fold and return the very small bundle of clothes to each room.
Then I get to enjoy the rest of the evening doing what I enjoy the most: spending time with my family.
For more helpful cleaning tips, you might enjoy: 5 Realistic Tips on Creating a Cleaning Schedule for the Working Mom
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