As a Mom of a 3 1/2 year old girl and a newborn boy, it is an understatement to say that I do a lot of laundry. On average, there is one load done per day in our house.
I have become a laundry expert as far as I am concerned.
Do you constantly have laundry piled up in your house? Do you have a hard time staying on top of your laundry? Do you forget about stains and wash the items without pre-treating them?
Here are some tips in order to make laundry easier:
Use mesh lingerie bags to hold small items such as breast pads, infant socks, toys etc.
Put clothes pegs on stains prior to putting clothing into the laundry baskets so that you remember which items need attention
For really tough stains, soak them immediately in a bin with warm water and some regular laundry detergent, pre-treating the stain if necessary
You can also keep a spray bottle beside your laundry baskets in order to pre-treat stains immediately
Have different colored laundry baskets in order to help children sort their clothing into whites, darks etc. Or try a Triple Sorter Laundry basket!
To keep on top of your laundry situation, always fold a basket of laundry prior to bringing a new load to the wash
Put up hooks inside your closets to have a place to put half dirty laundry instead of throwing clothing in the laundry that isn’t soiled or dirty
hang a tree of cloth pegs from the curtain rod in your bathtub and clip damp/wet/soiled clothing to dry prior to placing them in a basket
Here are some Earth-friendly ways to do laundry as well.
I hope that these tips help you keep your laundry situation organized and more under control!
I’d love to hear some more tips in your comments.