Drowning in laundry? Find out how to create a laundry schedule that works for you. Whether you are a working mom or stay at home find an easier way than the endless laundry pile.
Laundry, the never-ending pile. When I first got married laundry gave me more problems than any other household task.
It seemed like every Sunday night I would suddenly remember that I had to do laundry for Monday morning. It didn't help that at the time I lived in an apartment and needed quarters for the machine. More than once my husband was running out to the store to try to exchange dollars for quarters.
As the years went by I got a little better at doing laundry, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago I finally found a laundry routine that works for me.
Although a laundry routine that works for you may not be life-changing it sure can make your life so much easier.
If you feel like you are constantly losing the never-ending laundry battle check out how to create a laundry schedule that works for you.
How To Create A Laundry Schedule That Works For You
One a Day Laundry Schedule
If you are just starting out and desperately trying to find something that works for you I recommend trying the one load a day method.
Every day in the morning toss in a load of laundry. Sometime during the day move it to the dryer and then put the laundry away before the end of the day.
If you have a large family, or lots of laundry this one a day system probably won't be perfect for you. However, it's a start in the right direction. With the one a day laundry schedule you may not always have the clean clothes you want to wear that day, but you will have some sort of clean clothes.
This system tends to work well even if you work out of the house. You can easily toss in a load before going to work and move it to the dryer when you get home. Before you go to bed, put the laundry away.
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Once a Week Laundry Schedule
Another popular method for doing laundry is the one day a week laundry schedule. You can choose one day a week and then do all of your loads of laundry on that one day.
Much like the one load a day method, it's not perfect. If you work outside the home this method probably won't work for you unless you spend a weekend doing laundry. It may make you feel more tied to the house than you would like to be. Also, if you have a large family you may not be able to get all of your laundry done in one day.
This system works great if you are a stay at home mom and spend at least one day a week at home for most of the day. It only takes a few minutes to toss in each load. Most of your time will be spent folding and putting away laundry. However, you will have plenty of time in between loads to get other things accomplished.
If you feel like you are constantly doing laundry this system may work great for you. You can work through all your laundry in one day and then be done until the next week.
Flexible Laundry Routine
My personal favorite and the routine I have settled on after years of trying different things is a more flexible laundry system. I have found that I didn't like the one a day laundry schedule. I just felt like I was constantly doing laundry.
I also didn't completely love the weekly laundry schedule either. I felt like I was doing laundry from sun up to sunset. I came up with a method for laundry based on my cleaning schedule.
An easy way to do this is to write down your normal cleaning routine. Don't have one? Check out my weekly cleaning schedule printable.
Try to match up laundry with your cleaning schedule. For instance, I deep clean my bathroom on Mondays so I also wash my towels and washcloths that day. On Wednesdays, I deep clean the bedrooms so I also wash sheets. Since I am almost always home all day on Friday I do the bulk of our laundry on Friday. I like going into the weekend knowing laundry is done!
Once you have your laundry days matched up with your cleaning and work schedule you can easily find the days of the week that work best for you. The laundry routine will follow you instead of creating chaos around you.
With these 3 laundry methods, you can hopefully create a laundry schedule that works for you. No more panic over a lack of clean clothes or never-ending laundry piles. You can create a routine for you and your family.
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