As of this moment, I have the perfect laundry routine. Seriously, it's perfect. Well . . . . as long as I totally keep up with it everyday! Before the Christmas Crazies attacked our house I started handling laundry this way, and after they took over I lost control!
This week I've gotten back on track and I am loving it. (Are you begging to hear the plan now? And no, I didn't hire a personal laundress, although that would make me very happy!) Here's our fabulous laundry routine:
- Every night, as I'm getting the kids ready for bed, I throw one load of laundry into the washing machine.
- Before I go to bed, I move it to the dryer.
- The minute I wake up, I fluff it for a few minutes.
- Before we head out the door each morning (every single morning, this is key!), I fold it and place on the kids beds to put away after school.
The trick to this is you cannot get behind. (Which is so difficult at our house!) For our family one load of laundry every day seems to work, but I've tried tons of other methods! (At one point I did laundry every single Tuesday all day long, but I hated that!)
So what's your laundry routine? Any tips on how to handle this overwhelming task that works for you? And if you'd love to try your hand at homemade laundry detergent, learn how to over here. (Unless you're like me and planning to grab Wisk for $1 at CVS this week!)
On a quick side note, a few people have commented they're missing our daily five minute challenges. I was afraid I was boring you all (and you'd rather see the deals!) so I stopped them over the holidays. If you liked them (or didn't like them!) would you mind taking a second to leave a comment and let me know? I promise I don't care either way, I just wanted to get some feedback if you have a minute. If you're a new PPP reader, you can see a few examples HERE, HERE, HERE or the crazy fifteen minute challenge HERE. Thanks everyone!!!