A few quick tips will help you learn how to love doing laundry.
There are two types of people in this world: people who hate doing the laundry and people who love doing the laundry.
I am one of those annoying people that actually enjoy, dare I say, love, the whole laundry process. There is something magical about freshly dried sheets.
I love to pile the fresh, warm laundry on the bed and snuggle into the warmth. This takes me back to childhood and brings back such fond memories. I am still a kid at heart 🙂
How to love doing laundry
1. Reduce the number
Reduce the number of items that need to be washed, dried, and put away. The less you have, then the less you need to wash on a daily basis.
But, I recommend about a week and a half worth of clothing. Each family is unique. Have the total amount that works for you.
I also recommend limiting the number of blankets, bedding, and towels too. We used to have twelve bath towels for only two people. Now we have eight towels as a family of four.
Reducing the number of items to wash helps me to continue to love doing the laundry.
2. Wash a small load every day
I used to wait and wash laundry only once every week or every other week. That usually resulted in a large laundry monster that I struggle to lift.
If you had to name your laundry monster, what would yours be called? I used to call mine Daisy the Messy Laundry Monster.
I have learned my lesson over the years. Wash a small load of laundry, five days of the week. I take two days off from laundry at some point in the week.
Now laundry is much more enjoyable and not such a chore.
3. Complete from start to finish
Complete the laundry process from start to finish is super helpful too.
There is nothing more defeating than seeing a pile of laundry that still needs to be put away at the end of a long day. Finish the whole laundry process and complete it from start to finish.
4. No folding laundry system
Setting up a no folding laundry system for children’s clothes.
Out of all the tips, this has been the best decision I have made about laundry to date. It might not be pretty but it is fast and functional.
What is a no folding laundry system? A no folding laundry system is when you don’t fold your clothes. They get tossed into the draw and off you go.
What, what?! I can’t leave clothes unfolded. They will get wrinkled! In the past three years since implementing this system our children’s clothes still remain wrinkle-free.
How is that possible? Limiting the number of clothes our children have, gives the clothes enough room in the drawers to “breath” so to speak.
I also love this system because the children can help me out with the laundry. This allows me to be able to fully complete the laundry process from start to finish.
If you have young children or older children, I recommend you try this system out.
5. Set up a schedule
The more automated you can make your laundry routine the better. Setting up a laundry routine can be easy. For example, our schedule looks like this:
Wednesday: Whatever is left or more children’s clothes. I swear, they go through at least five gazillion outfits a day 🙂
Create a schedule that works for you. But I strongly recommend that you create a simple schedule.
6. Earn a treat
The last idea I have is to give yourself a treat after you have completed the laundry for the day. I occasionally will do this.
Oh alright, I might as well come clean. I eat a yummy treat most days of the week because why not? Life is too short not to enjoy a delicious homemade treat.
What laundry products do I love to use?
I am super basic with my laundry. Nothing fancy for me. Just good ole basic unscented laundry detergent and stain remover.
How to love doing laundry when you have young children?
Encourage involvement from your children. I love how eager my children are to help me out. It is so sweet and one of my favorite parts of the day.
Here are a few ideas you and your children can do together:
1. Bringing the laundry basket to the washing machine
2. Putting the detergent and clothes in
3. Starting the washing machine
4. Switching laundry over to the dryer
5. Emptying the dryer
5. Sorting out the laundry
6. Putting the clothes away
My children absolutely love helping out with the laundry, especially starting the washing machine. Keeping their involvement light and fun helps too.
Want to speed up the laundry process? Check out 5 Tips to Speed Up Laundry Day from Clean My Space.
Do you love doing laundry or do you hate doing the laundry?
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