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I’m a busy mom! This morning I got up, got two of my kiddos and my man off to school and work, had my coffee, protein bar, and quiet time, got the other two kids up and moving on school, went to workout, babysat my niece, and nephew, made two phone calls, answered two phone calls, edited some photos, and did two loads of laundry. The funny (or not) thing is…it’s not even noon! So today, I’m #FreeToBe a Busy Mom thanks to all free clear and I’m gonna tell you how with some laundry tips that I’ve found to help manage the never-ending laundry pile at my house.
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2. Set a timer for your washer.
My dryer has a buzzer that goes off to tell me that my clothes are dry, but once my clothes are dry, they can sit in the dryer indefinitely and will be fine (just a little wrinkled) when I get around to getting them out. But, my washer doesn’t have a buzzer that goes off when they finish washing and you and I both know what happens to laundry that stays in the washer too long…GROSS! So, my solution to this is to set a timer for the washer and when it goes off, it reminds me to switch the laundry from the washer to the dryer. This helps me avoid having to wash the laundry again. You know what I mean, right?
3. Have a folding party.
I don’t often fold a load of laundry right after it comes out of the dryer…I just don’t. Often I will have two, three, or like last night, four loads of laundry that need to be folded. When this happens, I gather the gang and we fold together. We can add music or a movie to help the process move along, but sometimes just being able to chat with one another helps us get the job done.
4. Keep a mismatched sock bucket nearby.
If our mismatched socks don’t get put in the bucket, I often end up washing them again. And who needs MORE laundry?? When my bucket of socks gets full, I add sock-matching to my folding party.
5. Install a hanging rod above the dryer.
This is nice when the neighbor or your pastor stops by…all your drying delicates are hanging in your laundry room and not strewn across your dining room chairs.
6. Keep plenty of hangers close by.
On the rare occasion that I get to the clothes as soon as the dryer stops, it’s so nice to have hangers there waiting for me instead of having to go looking through the closets to find enough.
7. Make ironing less painful.
Ironing is one of my least favorite things to do…it just is!! So, if I have to go and pull the iron and ironing board out of a closet and set it up somewhere in my already super full house…it’s going to happen less than what it already does. So, my solution is to have my ironing board attached to the wall in my laundry space, right next to my iron. This saves me space and time and is super convenient.
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