Getting laundry done can feel like a never-ending battle. Use these Laundry Room Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity and get the job done without feeling overwhelmed.
Laundry is enough to make anyone go insane. By the time you have the laundry done, the family has a new pile ready for you. That's why we are happy to share our favorite laundry tips for making this task easier to manage. Here are 6 Laundry Room Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity even when those piles of clothes seem never ending!
Laundry Room Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity
Have the kids help. When your child is old enough, there is nothing wrong with having them help with laundry. From putting their clothes in the basket to putting their laundry in the washer (and pressing start), laundry is really a simple task. In fact, helping your child learn how to do laundry will help you down the road. One of my favorite laundry room ideas is to set up each child with their own laundry baskets for sorting and later for folding.
Create a laundry schedule. This is the best of the laundry room ideas out there. Dana of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind recommends that you have a day (set in stone) in which you do laundry. If your kids do their own laundry, then assign a day for each person in the family to do their laundry. This simple tip will keep you sane and your family in clothes, especially if you have teenagers in the house. A chore chart with a schedule can help keep this in place.
Wash, dry, and fold the same day. This tips also comes from Dana's book and sweet mamas, this is one of those laundry room ideas I know will help keep your sanity. My laundry anxiety builds up when I see that my laundry pile is getting huge. Washing, drying, and folding on the same day is truly a life saver and sanity saver. It’s done and out of your way! You don't have to worry about laundry until your laundry day rolls around the next week.
Comb through the clothes. Once you start doing your laundry each week, you won't need so much clothing. It’s time to declutter the clothes and get rid of the extras. Remember the more clothes you have, then more laundry you have to wash. It makes more sense to get rid of the extras, keep what you need, and to stop doing loads of endless laundry.
Buy low maintenance clothes. Remember that the clothing you buy helps to determine the amount of work you have to put into your laundry. If you buy clothing that needs hand dried and hand washed, you’re asking for trouble. Skip the high maintenance laundry and go with the clothing that only needs your attention occasionally. You can also use a At-Home Dry Cleaner Kit to do those few delicates that don't do well in the regular wash.
Wear the clothing more the once. When I was a kid, you didn’t wear something once and throw it into the laundry pile. Make your whole family wear their clothing more than once. As long as there is no dirt or food on the clothing it is probably presentable. Do the smell check and if it’s good to go, hang it back up to wear again. Pajamas, jeans, and sweaters are all great examples of clothing that can be worn more than once.
Looking for more sanity saving tips for keeping your home clean and organized? Check out How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind.