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Laundry is inevitable. All parents, all households…it’s something we can count on to always be there. I remember when laundry used to be a 1 – 2x a week thing for our household. Now, that would be impossible. It seems the loads per week continue to grow in number and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. Finding a system for laundry, and all chores, is important. Finding what works for you is equally important. Maybe you prefer one big laundry day or you prefer to do a load or two a day.
Some tips are universal – and I’m sharing them below.
Use the Right Laundry Detergent
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Get it Clean the First Time
Going off the same notion of a good detergent, getting the load done right the first time is key in cutting down on laundry. By that, I mean that odors should be gone, stains out, and everything bright and white! all® laundry detergent helps me achieve this, so when you do it the first time, it’s done right.
Plan Your Laundry
As much as it may be tempting to put it off, try to stick to a laundry schedule. I’m an everyday laundry type of gal. Everyone has a hamper in their room and we have one for towels in the bathroom. For us that’s 3 kids + towels + our laundry + bedding. I literally just rotate in the same order and grab one hamper each day to wash. It works best for our family and keeps everyone’s hamper from overflowing. I take one day and do all the sheets/bedding. I work from home, so this seems to work best for me. A different schedule may work for you. Either way, plan it and don’t let the laundry get out of control.
Try this chore tracker for laundry and other chores! As you can see, laundry is a daily thing over here! GET MY PRINTABLE CHORE TRACKER HERE – DOWNLOAD FREE.
Cut Down on What Goes in the Hamper
I used to change my kids multiple times a day when they were little. Kids get dirty and get into SO much. It was easy to go through multiple outfits in a day! Now that they are older, I have tried to teach them that not everything has to go right into the hamper. For example, my son wears a lot of hoodies or jerseys with a t-shirt underneath. As long as he hadn’t gotten it dirty, he’ll wear it multiple times. Also, pajamas – since my kids bathe at night, I have them wear pajamas for several nights. Everyone has a towel hook and uses their towel at least twice. Little things like this definitely cut down on laundry! As I mentioned, laundry is a given. It’s not going anywhere, but finding a system and the right detergent can make it easier! I decided to create this fun sign for our laundry room!
Tips to Create Your Own Sign:
- Have a piece of wood cut to the size you want at the hardware store and stain. Craft stores will also have blank, pre-stained pieces if you want to go the quick route.
- Use a permanent marker paint pen to hand-letter your sign.
- Don’t have the best handwriting? Follow this method:
- Print out on your computer how you want your lettering to work.
- Print it out and flip it over to the blank side. Trace over the lettering from the back with a graphite pencil (graphite will transfer well).
- Once you have traced over the letting entirely, flip it over and place on your wood.
- Using a cloth, rub the paper to transfer the pencil onto the wood. You’ll have a light outline to trace with your paint pen. Best of all, it looks like it was hand-lettered!
- Get the text template I used to trace onto the wood HERE.
How do you tackle laundry in your household? What do you do make the task easier? Share YOUR tips below!