8 Life Hacks to Make Laundry Day a Breeze

Photo by: Mindy McKnight
Have the Kids Sort…
Begin by buying several laundry bins, which you can find at your local Walmart or Target. Label them: Darks, Whites, Lights, Stained, and keep them in ... more 
Photo by: Mindy McKnight
Have the Kids Sort…
Begin by buying several laundry bins, which you can find at your local Walmart or Target. Label them: Darks, Whites, Lights, Stained, and keep them in your laundry room. Begin teaching your children while they are young the difference between lights and darks. At the end of the week, as they bring in their dirty laundry, have your kids sort it into the appropriate bin. Hey, this makes your job a little easier and gives them responsibility!
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Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:02 PM EDT
With six kids underfoot, sometimes I feel like I am wading in a never-ending sea of laundry piles. Flailing my arms, as if I am treading water, pushing and pulling over my head, reaching through socks, underwear, and dirty towels to quickly suck in a breath of somewhat fresh air. I swear, there has to be a shark in here somewhere! Almost always, without fail, after the children have brought in their own laundry on Friday mornings, I end up finding half as much still hidden in nooks and crannies throughout their rooms. I have not found a solution for this. Every mother knows that it can oftentimes feel like our lives were created to laundry surf, spot stains, bleach whites, and match socks. And yet, as we do this, the mound of musty textile neglect never seems to get smaller! Therefore, in order to make this endless chore a tiny bit easier, here are eight ideas I came up with to help save you time and make your laundry day easier. -By Mindy McKnight



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