If you are finding it hard to keep up with the constant stream of washing in a house with children, don't fret. You are not the only parent to struggle with this task. Here is how to make it less stressful for the whole family.
Train the troops
Rather than having to separate the washing into light, dark and delicates, why not train the kids to take the washing to the laundry and separate out the clothing themselves. This helps you to keep an eye on the building levels of washing rather than having to collect and separate the washing from each bathroom or bedroom (or bedroom floor if you have teenagers!). It can also help the kids to understand the job better so they'll be equally able to do the job when they leave home one day. Giving the kids some insight into how much work is involved in keeping them in clean underwear and socks, and they may suddenly pay a little more attention to ensuring they don't leave socks under their bed!
Split the job
Make a point of throwing on a load of the fullest washing basket each night before you go to bed. That way you can hang it out in the morning before you go to work, or throw it in the dryer if you find yourself short on part of a school uniform or a shirt for work.
Put away the clothes once they come. You can split all of the clothes on the kitchen table, where you'll need to clear them off before you eat dinner. Encourage the children to put away their own clothes. It can be worth linking their allowance or clothing budget to the clothes heading back in their drawers, as clothes left out are more likely to get damaged.
Bring in extra resources
If you don't seem to be able to get over the hump of your mountain of washing, or just want to start your regime from a fresh start it can make sense to bring in a mobile wash and fold service like Get It Done. It can often be easier to turn over a new leaf and do your washing on time if you aren't staring at a pile of dirty washing.
Good luck with getting on top of your washing dilemma. Splitting the task into smaller portions and getting others to help is the key to feeling more control over the constant stream of washing to be done.Share