I hate laundry. My washer and dryer are outside in the carport, so the inconvenience of that makes me hate it even more. Because of this, and being pregnant at the time, I started to let laundry get out of control. I’m talking PILES of dirty laundry. I knew it had gotten out of hand, so I created a routine that makes laundry as easy as possible, and I hope it will help you too!
To get started, you need a few hampers. I sort my clothing into a white hamper for light clothes, a dark hamper for dark clothes, and a pink one for towels. You can use whatever laundry baskets you have, this is just how mine turned out. Add or take away as many categories as you need to. I have my husband and my toddler, so if you have more kids or no kids, you may need to add or remove a laundry basket. When my husband worked a job where his clothes got extra dirty, I had a basket that was only for him. So take those kinds of things into account, too.
The routine is simple. Every day I put whatever basket has the most clothes into the washing machine. I put whatever is in the washing machine into the dryer and then put away what is in the dryer. I like to freshen up the clothes before I take them out of the dryer, but that’s up to you. The key is to go ahead and fold and put everything away. Things start piling up if that doesn’t happen.
There are seven days in a week, so I wash, fold, and put away seven loads of clothing. I wash sheets and random things, like stuffed animals, on days that I don’t have a load to wash. If you have more kids, then your schedule will be a little different. The idea is if you’re consistently doing at least one load of laundry a day then you won’t be behind. Paragraph
The great thing about this routine is that it can be adjusted to best suit your family. The world won’t end if you skip one day, and you can switch it up to best suit your family.
What’s your laundry routine? Please share it in the comments!