Creating a healthy home means having a healthy person at the helm.
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Keeping your laundry clean and hygienic isn’t always easy. All it takes is a crisis—either large or small—to send all your systems and organizational hacks flying out of place. This is life. We do the best we can and know that if we stick to routines as much as possible, we can always return to them after a bout of the stomach flu passes.
Taking Care Of Mom
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Does thinking about the laundry your family produces cause you to break out in a cold sweat? It doesn’t matter how many times you hit the bottom of your laundry baskets, as soon as you turn around, they’re full again.
Some people talk about the virtues of having one major laundry day per week while others do a cycle per day. Some weeks, you may need to do both.
Wrangling the mountains of dirty laundry doesn’t have to send you over the edge. Follow these tips to make a customizable plan that will actually make you feel good about doing laundry.
Easy Ways To Take Control Of Your Laundry
- Capsule wardrobes – Capsule wardrobes are becoming popular because of their benefit to the environment. As a bonus, they will also eliminate your overgrowing laundry piles. Owning less clothing will make your laundry situation easier to handle. When you only have enough clothing to get through a week or two, it is easier to see what you have – whether it is clean or dirty.
- Buy wrinkle-free clothing – Once you’ve done your laundry, does it then move over to an ironing pile? Until a child is old enough to operate an iron, do not buy them iron-only clothing. Instead, save your iron-only items for the adults in the family.
- Know when to say goodbye – Is your single sock basket growing at an alarming rate? By the time you find those socks their mates, your children will have outgrown them. If your kids can play memory, they can look through the sock basket for matches. Anything left over can be upcycled or recycled.
- Pretreating stains – Unless you can wash super dirty items asap, pretreating is necessary if you want to get out tough stains. No need for a fancy stain stick, just using a bit of laundry detergent will do the trick.
- Don’t overload the washing machine – It can be tempting to stuff as many things as possible into your washing machine, but this can damage your machine as well as not give your clothing a proper clean.
- Sort by colors and type of fabric – Another great matching game for your children, is to sort whites and colors as well as heavy and light fabrics. If your kids have special uniforms for team practice or gymnastics, they will be extra motivated to make sure the laundry gets done!
Do you have some laundry hacks to share? We’d love to hear from you! Comment below.