I don’t know about you but some days it can seem like you are over run by laundry everywhere and there is still some more to be done in the basket. Those days always come and will probably still be there sometimes but don’t worry. As a busy parent, life gets crazy busy and your kids need you to be there for them too. Here are a couple of ways to help you stay ahead of that mounting pile of laundry:
The Best Way To Finally Have Your Laundry Done With Kids
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The Best Way To Finally Have Your Laundry Done With Kids :
Set Laundry Day(s)
Everyone’s needs for how often they do their laundry changes but having a set day or days of when you do laundry helps to not let your dirty clothes sit in the hamper and pile up. Having a set day really makes you more aware of when you need to do it and if you are a person that always feels like they are doing laundry then, having a set day or days gives you some peace about not doing laundry as frequently. Experiment with how many days and what days work for you and your family the best.
Get A Great Washer And Dryer
Lets face it, if you have an old washer and dryer, then it may take a lot longer to get your clothes clean and end up making you spend more money on energy and water costs. A lot of times, the older ones don’t wash as well either and end up making you go through your clothes faster. There is always new washer and dryers coming out with the latest and greatest technology like LG Front Load laundry paired with LG’s SideKick Pedestal Washer from Best Buy. Having mega capacity, it helps with less time doing larger loads of laundry. Also, I love the fact that the washer comes with a SideKick Pedestal Washer for clothes that need to be done right away like an item that your little ones dirtied but you don’t need to start a whole load of laundry for. As a mom that has toddlers and a baby on the way I definitely love this feature. Get an energy efficient washer like this one will also help save your family money in the long run.
Organize Your Laundry Room
A clean and organized laundry room makes you feel better about actually doing your laundry. Shelves, cabinets, and rods are always handy to keep things right where they should be. Give everything their place and it will feel less chaotic. If you have shelves, maybe buy some nice heavy duty baskets to hold you detergent and cleaners. This way it will look less cluttered and give you a better idea of where everything is. If you have a front loading washing machine like LG’s Front Load laundry paired with LG’s SideKick Pedestal Washer , you can use the drawer pedestal for holding all of your laundry detergent.
If you have kiddos that still love getting into drawers it may be better to keep the laundry supplies out of reach.
Let Your Little Ones Help
Toddlers– Toddlers love helping you, if you give them the patience to learn to do it correctly. A toddler can help you, by putting the clothes in the washing machine, switching them to the dryer, unloading them and putting them where you fold clothes. My little people love taking the clothes from the dryer and rushing it to my room to toss up the clothes onto my bed. Also don’t forget the favorite part of pushing or pulling the start button at the end. If you use dryer sheets or wool dryer balls, those are also fun for them to put in the dryer.
(Yes… I do end up with some clothes on the floor sometimes because my little guy loves to also throw the clothes off the bed, after they throw it onto the bed.)
3 years old and up–
Can put away their own stack of folded clothes. By showing them how to hold their clothes to their room and placing in the correct drawer or shelf, will help them understand how to do it correctly.(without folded clothes all over the hallway floor to their room)
They are also old enough to help fold dish cloths, towels, and pillow cases.
5 years old and up-
Sorting the clothes from lights and colors is a great job at this age.
They are also able to help you fold their own clothes now. Try to keep it fun and a time you can talk together while doing some chores.
Don’t Dread Laundry Day!
Get your clothes, make it simple, and just get it done.