If you are overwhelmed with the laundry chores and tired of spending your leisure time washing, drying and folding, then this is for you! Get your laundry organized and keep it organized with these simple tips!
First things first… Dealing with dirty laundry can be simplified. The place to begin is to take a look at your current system for handling the laundry. Is your laundry system working or not working for you? If you never seem to have clean clothes when you need them or have piles of dirty clothes laying around, then you will want to continue reading.
Some important questions to consider:
- Are there piles of dirty clothes on the bedroom floors and laundry room?
- Do the clean clothes end up in piles on the couch or do clean clothes get put away?
- How often do you run out of clean clothes to wear in-between washings?
- How many people are in the household?
- Who does the laundry?
- Do you have laundry baskets or hampers?
- Are the baskets or hampers located in a convenient place?
- Do you do the laundry at home or at a laundromat?
After answering the above questions you might have some ideas of the changes you could make that would improve your laundry system and could save you a lot of time and effort. Continue reading for some great solutions and tips to make doing the laundry easier.
Solutions and Tips:
- Locate hampers and baskets where dirty clothes are removed.
- Have laundry bags, hampers or baskets for all members of the family.
- Get everyone, even the children, involved and teach them to do the laundry.
- Do the laundry frequently enough to keep from running out of clothes/towels, etc.
- Hang and fold clean laundry as soon as it is dry.
- Put clean laundry where it belongs right away.
- Sort dirty clothes into wash types as they are taken off. Have separate bags, baskets, hampers, or a tri-sort system. Some of the types of sort categories could be: delicates, whites, dark/multi-colored, linens. Choose the categories and recepticals that work best for you and your family.
- Share the laundry duties with others in the family, especially older children who will need to know how to do laundry when they go away to college or have a home of their own.
- Whether you wash weekly or bi-weekly, every member of the family should have enough socks, underwear, and other clothing to have clean clothes until the next wash day.
Super Tip: If you need to do laundry during the middle of the week to keep up with the volume of dirty clothes, put the laundry on to wash before starting to prepare dinner. Then after dinner you can put the washed clothing into the dryer and the clothes will be dry before bedtime.
Whether you are doing laundry for one or ten people, having a system in place and the right tools for the task will make life easier. These are just a few of the suggestions that clients of Reduce the Chaos get when we do phone or in home consultations. We are here to assist you with your organizing needs! To reach us by phone call 916-534-2048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Get started today!
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