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Simplifying Laundry Day


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I went on my Instagram stories a couple of weeks ago asking for advice on how people handle laundry day, and for tips on not letting it be a constant source of stress.  I got so many amazing tips, and probably just as many people asking that I share my favorite pieces of advice.  I didn’t take one persons advice, but rather combined a few things that I loved, and really thought about what part of laundry day at our house was causing such a hold up.  For me I realized that the biggest issue wasn’t as much in getting laundry done, but sorting and putting it away.  That isn’t a step I can do while the kids are sleeping so it seemed to be why we constantly got backed up.  I decided to try a new plan I will tell you about below, and laundry has become so much less stressful in our home!

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Simplifying Laundry Day

Each of the kids have a laundry baskets now have a basket in their own room.  This has taught them responsibility in putting their laundry in their own spaces.  Once a week, or if the baskets are full before that, ONE persons laundry is washed, dried and put back in their basket, then immediately put away.  The smaller loads also made the drier go about twice as fast to speed things up.

Towels are done separately as well, and sheets are done in their own loads.  I know this sounds like a simple fix, but its been a complete game changer for our family.

Shop this post:  Laundry sorter // Laundry baskets // Kids Backpacks // Wall hooks //

laundry room with pottery barn backpacks and white bins | Simplifying Laundry Day

To check out another post on some things I do to cut down on stressful parts of our week check out this post, and be sure to pin the image below for later!

laundry room with pottery barn backpacks and white bins | Simplifying Laundry Day

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Shea
    February 26, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    What a great idea! I desperately need ideas for laundry.

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    Jenna
    February 27, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Needed this! I’m not bad with the sorting and washing. It just takes me forever to get motivated to fold it…. and then even longer to motivate myself to put it away! There are 5 of us and i sweat we go through SO many clothes!

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    Jessica
    February 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Great idea! Do you sort out each of the colors within the kids baskets?

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      Arin
      February 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      okay so I am probably nuts but have never seperated many colors. I do use color catchers in some loads, and I wash all on cold!

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        Jessica
        February 27, 2018 at 5:04 pm

        What are color catchers?! And what detergents do you use! I need to overhaul the way I do my laundry because it literally makes me go crazy

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          Arin
          February 27, 2018 at 9:30 pm

          they are like drier sheets for the wash!

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    Jehava
    February 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Laundry is never ending in my home so thanks for the tips!!

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    Cait
    March 1, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    This is kind of what I’ve been doing lately and I feel like it’s finally working! It’s just the putting away that is killing me-and my dining room table 😉

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    Chelsee Hood
    March 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Why do I feel like all I do is fold laundry ALL.DAY.LONG?!?!

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    Shana
    March 5, 2018 at 7:26 am

    We do this too!! Constant laundry but at least it doesn’t pile up!!! Love these tips!

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    Jenifer
    March 6, 2018 at 1:37 am

    What a great idea! And I love that you have a window in your laundry room!

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    Jessica
    March 28, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I dread doing laundry especially switching it. Thanks for these tips!

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