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  1. amydeanne
    Mar 17 - 7:19 pm

    great article! I have 3 babies myself a 4 yr, 2 yr, 1 yr old and another one the way.. less is more is a big thing in our house.. we have too many clothes, and I am working on cutting it down!
    Monday is the only day I wash, otherwise I will be worrying all week about getting it done… I have sorter baskets so I’ve got them sorted by colors and than I can just dump the basket in the wash and be done with it… I also make a game for my kids when they take off their bibs or clothes on who can get it in the laundry the fastest! It works so far!
    God Bless!
    Amy

  2. Faerylandmom
    Mar 18 - 2:03 am

    I do not have a laundry room, sad to say — just a closet right next to my dining room table. Yes, that’s right. So, my motivation to get laundry done comes from 2 things: 1) No place to “stash” it except my bedroom, which I hate doing, so that forces me to put it away, and 2) I hate rumbling while I eat (the machines shake the floor), so I am motivated to get it done between mealtimes!

    I also have given up on having a “laundry day.” Too much. So, now I do whatever load we need whatever day. Ex: I’m low on socks, so I do whites that day.

  3. Linda
    Mar 18 - 11:39 am

    Great tips!

    Linda

  4. Kara
    Mar 18 - 3:15 pm

    Great article! I also hate doing laundry. I know it’s really not that hard, but because I despise it so much it becomes a horrible chore lol. I love reading any tips on making it less of a hassle.

  5. jen
    Mar 18 - 6:34 pm

    interesting post thanks
    Billy 11 has just started washing his own clothes
    eases the workload on me a little :)
    and I taught him the way you wrote about

  6. Jeanette
    Mar 18 - 6:51 pm

    Doing the laundry is my pet hate too. Thanks for the tips in making it a little less of a chore. Ironing the clothes after they are washed now that is the part I most dislike! :)

  7. Adventures In Babywearing
    Mar 18 - 8:41 pm

    I had heard that about blue Monday before… we’ve had such a good Sunday that I just hate for the day to end… and oh so much laundry awaits!!

    Come on over & check out my Photo Tag going on! Hope you’d like to play along and post about the shoes you can’t live without!

    Steph

  8. Mich
    Mar 18 - 9:10 pm
  9. Kelli
    Mar 19 - 12:21 am

    I love these ideas, and thank! We have a 7 person family, and my husband and I have modified the “daily” list to fit our family. I’m anxious to give it a try. Thanks so much!

  10. Lindsay
    Mar 19 - 12:54 am

    Thank you for your great article :-). I also have three little ones, ages 4, 2 and 9mos. I find that doing a few loads every other day helps me stay on top of the laundry monster. My usual wash days are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

  11. earthchick
    Mar 19 - 10:30 am

    Great tips! Thanks. Though my laundry situation isn’t what I’d like it to be, it is much better than it used to be, thanks to following FlyLady’s advice to put on a load of laundry first thing in the morning every day (I don’t do it every day, but almost). I don’t have a set schedule of which laundry gets done which day – I just look to see which is the fullest basket. We have a laundry shoot that goes straight into a main basket in the basement. Every time I go down to the basement for something throughout the day, I make sure to take whatever is in the main basket and sort it into its appropriate basket (I have 4 – one for the kids, one for my and dh’s light, one for my and dh’s darks, and one for linens). So each morning, I just see which is the most full and I put that one on to wash.

    Now if I could just get my sons to quit putting other things down the laundry shoot….

  12. Laura
    Mar 19 - 11:57 am

    Great article Jessica!!!

    Laura

  13. Kathy Gillen
    Mar 20 - 5:34 pm

    I loathe laundry so much I wrote a book about it! Comparing a task I hate to my daughter’s degenerative disease led me to find that even in the most difficult situations, we can find some peace. Now I go to my laundry room to pray and sort through life’s issues. I still don’t like the process though – and I’m still not that great at it! Thanks for the tips.
    Kathy
    http://www.lessonsfromthelaundry.com

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