How I get my laundry under control + free printable!

Posted in Homemaking
on August 22, 2017

Here’s a post about homemaking. I’ve had doubts about writing on this topic, but here I am now! I love to have my home in order. The reason behind this is that if my home is neat and organized, I can make better and healthier choices for myself and my family. Is this considered living healthily? It sure is! So let’s talk about laundry today.

Yes, laundry

This part of homemaking can make or break your day. There, I said it. If I have laundry lying around or my laundry baskets are overflowing with clothes (either dirty or clean), well, that’s not helping me be a cheerful mommy and wife. On the contrary, having my laundry sorted out and under control makes me way more happy and positive. This sounds kinda strange, but every housewife will agree with me on this.

So, if you like to read my tips on how to keep your laundry basket as empty as possible, read on!

Have a laundry sorter in your laundry room/space

This way you can have one for your whites, your blacks, and your colors. That’s how I sort my laundry though. If you have other categories, you can adapt this one to your needs. The reason why I love this is that I don’t always have the time to dive in my laundry basket and do the sorting just before I throw a load in the washer. I have a double laundry hamper, but check this page out. They even have triple laundry hampers! If it’s time to throw mine away, I will definitely buy one of those. That’s so nifty!

Put a laundry basket in every room

Or let me say, in every room you collect the most laundry, like the bed- and bathrooms. This prevents from clothes lying around everywhere because nobody’s bothered to take it allll the way to your laundry space. Just collect the dirty clothes in the evening (or morning) and put them in the main spot for your laundry.

Hold on to a schedule

Have set times where you wash, dry, fold and iron. This way you won’t get too overwhelmed by the thought of doing laundry. To make this part a bit easier for you, I have made a one-page laundry schedule for you to print out. Click the image to download your copy!

Make it fun for yourself

When you dread the folding part, put a podcast on or something else you enjoy listening. Or you could ask your spouse and/or your children to help you. Nobody ever thought that folding clothes would be a reason for bonding!

These tips have helped me a ton! Do you have other tips for us? Share them below!

Be happy,

 

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4 Comments

  • Helene

    The way I got it under control was to assign each person a laundry day. Once the kids turned 9 they were taught to sort and wash, I helped with the folding until they got it. I handle household linens such as tablecloths and rugs, and my own wash, that’s it and it’s been a lifesaver. And for those who wonder, if someone forgets to finish, who do you blame? My kids each have color coded baskets and different colored towels. Nobody can hide!

    August 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply
    • Envelle

      Hi Helene, that’s amazing! I think it’s great for your kids to learn to do laundry this way. Keep it up!

      August 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Leanne Brookes

    You’re so organised! I tend to do most of my laundry on a Sunday. It’s only my husband and me so I think I get away with it a little bit. Would you be horrified to know that I don’t really iron much? Thanks for the tips. I have often thought about having more than one laundry basket around. Maybe one directly on my husbands side of the bed because this seems to be where most of his socks end up! Thanks for sharing, x

    August 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm Reply
    • Envelle

      Leanne, that’s such a compliment thank you! No, not at all, I like your approach! That way you’ll have all socks gathered in one place, no way that they’ll get lost haha!

      August 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm Reply

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