How many of you are like me, and laundry is one of the LAST things you want to get done during the week. But unless you have an unlimited closet of clothes, it has to get done.
I have found that creating a Laundry Schedule works towards making this chore just a little bit easier to do. I have found that one of the best ways to get my laundry done is to not try to tackle it all in one day. Who has time for that?
I try to shoot for one or two loads a day in the hopes that doing a little each day will get me closer to my overall goal of clean clothes! If you are able to do laundry daily, or on most days of the week, I find it very helpful to put a schedule together of what will get done on each day. Then I don’t really have to stop and think about what needs to get done that day. I already know.
To start to pull your schedule together, think about a couple things like how many loads you do each week, as well as what types of loads you do. How many loads of bedding? Do you do a load of dedicates each week? Do you always have at least one dark and one white load? Once you have come up with all of your scenarios, you can determine what needs to get done and start to give each day a specific load or two of laundry.
You can use this Printable Laundry Schedule to keep you on track. After each day of the week on the schedule, write down which load or loads of laundry you want to get done.Monday: Bedding, Tuesday: Darks, etc. Don’t forget about any items that don’t get done weekly, but need to get done, like your rugs. Maybe those get stuck into the monthly bucket. Now that you know what day each group of laundry will be done, you can work during the rest of the week to prep for laundry day.
One key to making laundry day easier is to sort your clothing throughout the week. For example, if you do one load of whites each week, and it includes pieces from everyone in the house, have a basket in the laundry room where those get put during week so when “Whites” come up on your laundry schedule you just need to grab the basket and toss it in the washing machine. Laundry is a great chore to do while multitasking. You can multi-task with other chores. For example, you can throw a load in the washer and then go empty the dishwasher and mop the kitchen floor in time to throw it in the dryer. Or multi-task during your entertainment time. Sometimes I won’t get my laundry folded unless I’m sitting in front of the TV catching up on my favorite TV show.
Don’t forget one of the best tips to easing your laundry burden is to delegate. Kids starting as early as middle school can be responsible for their own laundry. They can have a hamper in their room and can be responsible for doing their own laundry each week. Either when the hamper gets full or they run out of clothes. Or they may like to pick one day each week when they do their clothes that fits in with your overall household laundry schedule.
Once you set up your own Laundry Schedule, you will find that getting your laundry schedule organized, will actually simply the chore and make it easier to do each week!
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