Hi everyone and welcome back to Tip Tuesday! Today’s tip isn’t exactly homeschooling related, it’s more homemaking related. Have you ever wondered how we keep on top of laundry with a large family? Well, this week’s Tip Tuesday is all about how we organize and handle our laundry!
With a family of six, laundry can get a little bit overwhelming! But today I’m going to show you how to say goodbye to piles of dirty and clean laundry cluttering your house. Here are a few of my tips to keep your laundry from piling up, so let’s get it washed, folded, and put away!
Check out my Large Family Laundry Tips video below!
My Laundry Tips:
- Do one load each day. I combine colors and whites if they aren’t too different in tone. If I have a lot of blacks/whites then I will separate them into two loads. Since our laundry is upstairs, I start a load in the evenings after everyone has put dirty clothes in the laundry room. But if your room is downstairs, start a load in the morning, then swap it to the dryer when done.
- Share the job! We rotate out the job of washing, drying, and folding laundry. My older kids prefer to fold on their own, but I usually have Miss Lady Bug fold with an older child. She doesn’t do a great job folding, but if it’s only sitting in their basket for a little bit then it really doesn’t matter. Plus, I’m not sure about your kids, but mine tend to shove it in their drawers without folding anyway.
- Give each person their own laundry basket/bin and have the designated folder place clean items in each bin. That makes it easier for them to get their clothes to their room, and keeps them separated as well.
- Put your laundry away each evening before bed. Each evening have everyone grab their bin and put it away. I find for kiddos, it’s a lot easier to put away 1-2 outfits each night, than to have a whole pile to put away at one time!
- Keep it accessible! If possible, make sure your child can reach the clothes in their closet. We have lower hanger bars for their shirts, and then they also have drawer units in their closet to store folded items. Our new house had built-in lower bars for the kids, but in our old house I just purchased a cheap hanger bar that hangs down from the normal height bar so they could reach their clothing.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s Tip Tuesday, and if you have any storage tips to share, make sure to leave a comment below!