If I Could Just Get The Laundry Done…

If I Could Just Get The Laundry Done…

5-Steps-to-Organizing-Your-LaundryStep One: Your Plan of Attack

Find a system that works that will keep you current with laundry. If you do not have one, here is what we use:

In our hall, we have four, 30 inch tall, plastic laundry hampers. Each one is a different type of laundry:

* Whites

*Colored underwear

*Everyday clothes

*Jeans, towels, sweats

This helps all of us to be able to sort the laundry quickly and easily.

Step Two: Sort It Out

Get your laundry room area cleaned out in order to be most efficient.  This might take an afternoon if your area is small.  If it is larger, I suggest taking fifteen minutes a day to get it in order. The best tip I have for this step is that we have a permanent “Give Away ” box in our laundry area for our clothes our kids have outgrown.  When the box gets full, I take it to Good Will.


 Getting rid of clutter can be a blessing to someone else as well. {click to tweet}

Step 3: Clean It Up

Before you start stocking up the shelves, give them and your washer and dryer a good wipe down. Deep cleaning makes any space a good one.

Step 4: Label It and Put It Away

This is the fun part!  Label everything in order to make it easy to find.  Some examples are stain  removers, dryer socks, and socks (Mismatched Socks might be a better title sometimes).

Step 5: Keep It Up

The best way to keep up with laundry is to do it every day. The other thing that will make your life a lot easier is to remember this rule: Until the clothes are put away your laundry isn’t done. Just because the clothes are clean, and dry does not mean the laundry is done.

These steps will change laundry from something you dread to something that you can get done quickly in order to bring blessing to your self and your family.