Many of you have expressed to me that Laundry is your nemesis. It piles up and becomes a monster.
Is this case in your house?
Of course the secret is to stay on top of it. Not allow laundry to pile up.
In our house there are 2 laundry baskets in each room. When any basket is full laundry is done.
This works in two ways.
One – No sorting. It’s either white or colors. Also, no sorting whose clothes it is.
Two –When the laundry comes out of the dryer it is folded and placed back in the basket. Basket taken to the room it came from and the clothes are put away immediately.
Did you miss that key point; I’ll say it again.
Fold laundry as it comes out of the dryer. WHAT!!
Right – No wrinkles, No procrastination and PILES of clothes.
You put the FOLDED clothes back in the basket to take it back to the room it came out of. Absolutely, your kids can do help do this.
I have colorful laundry baskets that are just the right size for a load of laundry. I also keep my empty hangers in a specific spot so when I take the basket of dirty clothes I grab the hangers. I know that I will have the right amount of hangers for the clothes when they are dry. Remove from them from the dryer and place them on hangers. We have placed a hanging bar in our laundry room.
Another thing at our house is we keep a spot pre-treat in the closet. When you have a spot. I treat it went I take if off. I don’t have to remember or search for spots. (This works for adults and older kids but of course not for little’s.)
Do your towels smell even after you have washed them? What can you do? According to Good Housekeeping, saving your towels is as simple as running them through two hot loads. Skip the detergent on both loads. Run them through once with hot water and a cup of vinegar and then again with hot water and a half-cup of baking soda. Your goal, whether washing brand new towels or old towels, is to strip the softener and detergent reside from the fibers of the towel and get them as absorbent as possible. I do this and I can say it works.
Did you know bras, rayon fabrics, silk, wool sweaters, camis and lace items should never be put in the dryer?
Use a dry erase marker to write on the top of your dryer and list those special items to prevent accidental dryer mishaps.
So what are your laundry tips? How about your biggest laundry mishap?
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