You’ve heard is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. If you do one great thing for your body each day you’ll reap the benefits in the long run. Well, the same is true for laundry. If you get in the habit of doing one load of laundry per day, gone will be the days of folding piles and piles of laundry for hours on the weekend.
What About the Time?
You may be thinking that you don’t have time to wash, dry and fold a load of laundry every single day. I completely understand. Really, I do. But, I’d like to suggest that you don’t have time to NOT do a load of laundry every day.
Let’s break it down:
1 minute – Start the washer, measure the detergent, put the clothes in.
1 minute – Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer.
5 minutes – Fold and put away clothes.
For a total of 7 minutes of work each day, you can keep your clothes clean and organized without having to step around the piles of laundry. You can get that done during a few commercial breaks!
What If I Don’t Have A Full Load?
If you don’t have enough dirty clothes for a full load of laundry, congratulations! Take the day off! Or, maybe throw in a load of towels or wash your sheets.
If you separate your laundry by color, try rotating whites and darks each day.
If you’re really adventurous, separate the clothes by person, not color. Wash your laundry on Monday, hubby’s on Tuesday, kid #1 on Wednesday…you get the idea.
Get the Entire Family Involved.
Kid’s are very capable of helping out around the house. If you’re the household manager, do just that…manage the household. Help your children learn responsibility by showing them the ropes and then let them take the reigns!
I realize washing one load of laundry each day may not work in every situation but, in most cases, it helps keep your home organized and reduces stress on the entire family. It’s worked for me anyway!
What’s your laundry method?