Overwhelmed with Laundry?
Does the thought of laundry overwhelm you? How many piles of unfolded CLEAN laundry are staring at you from the couch?
Here are some tips to stay on task!
Does your city have a Facebook Moms group? If not join it! I've used it to request recommendations before, promoting my business and to meet new neighbors.
While I was scrolling this morning a moms post was about downing in laundry. She was seeking advice to keep up with laundry. She said it is never ending and doesn't ever feel like she can stay ahead.
I have never had this problem. I do feel overwhelmed with other things but never laundry. Here are some things I do to stay on top of the chore.
Tip #1 - Throw everything away
Not really......but maybe....
Less stuff = Less stress
It has been scientifically proven that less things is better for your mental health. More clutter means more stress. Decluttering your life will have you living a more intentional life. So how is this related to laundry? Purge. Go through your closet and drawers. You know the shirt that you always skip over thinking "I don't love this shirt but I should keep it just in case?" or the "Jeans that haven't fit since pre baby and that was several years ago." Wouldn't it be nice to walk into your closet and have all the pieces that you love and fit you right then sifting through the maybes everyday?
Once you go through the clothes you should have LESS. Which means LESS things to wear which means less laundry to do.
THIS INCLUDES YOUR LINEN CLOSET (you do not need 17 blankets and 40 towels. 2 towels for each person, 1 extra set of sheets for each bed) The rest needs to be donated to an animal shelter.
Tip #2 - Wear things more than once
Pajamas, outerwear and jeans can be worn more than up to 3 times but obvisouly use common sense on this one. If you had a night sweat, then switch to your other pj set, if you don't wear underwear with jeans- then these needs to be washed!
Towels, after 3 uses....do you do this? You are putting it on your clean body and then hanging it up right after to dry so honestly Id say longer but I do know some people like a fresh new towel after each shower and this can majorly cause a laundry overhaul.
"Sometimes I just feel like throwing in the towel but that would just mean more laundry for me"
Tip #3 - Sunday Reset Day
Sundays in our house are laundry day. I like to start the week off waking up in a fresh bed with clean clothes . Choose a day that works for you and do all your laundry in one day. Or split it up with linen one day and clothes another.
Tip #4 - Ask for help
Google says, "Once they reach age 10, kids can start being in charge of a full cycle of laundry with supervision. They'll be mature enough to understand how the appliances work and how to use them carefully without breaking the machines or hurting themselves." If you have children then have them help. Under age 10, have them sort, have them put away their own laundry.
There are also companies you can hire to help with laundry!
Life should be enjoyable. You shouldn't have to stress about washing clothes. Hopefully these tips can help you or somebody you know.