Of all the complaints that you can have concerning your home environment, laundry has got to be one of the absolute worst. It can seem like you and your family members never have anything to wear, while at the same time it looking like a mountain of dirty laundry appears within minutes of you waking up in the morning.
If it’s time to slay the laundry monster for good, you have to pick your weapons, have a plan, get everyone involved in the cleaning process, and focus on minimizing so that you don’t have so many clothes to worry about in the first place.
Pick Your Weapons
Picking your weapons when it comes to laundry means choosing the right laundry detergent, buying a washer and dryer that is the appropriate size and power, and having things on hand like hangers and laundry baskets. If you don’t have the right weapons to fight the battle against laundry, no matter what your intentions are, you are always going to fall a little bit behind that finish line. There may be an initial investment when it comes to getting your materials gathered, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Have a Plan
You have to have an actionable idea for laundry. It’s as simple as that. A lot of times, you can find a house cleaning method that includes laundry as a huge part of the process. In many cases, you’ll see that putting in a load of laundry is one of the first things that you should do in the morning every single day. If you skip even one day, things can quickly get out of control, and then it’s hard to play catch-up because there aren’t enough hours in the day.
Get Everyone Involved
Everyone in your family needs to participate in making sure laundry is taken care of. Even kids can do their part when they are very young, by learning how to put their dirty laundry in a basket, but their laundry in the washing machine with your help, and then potentially even sorting it and folding it later. The more sense of responsibility everyone has, the less of a burden it will be for a single person.
And sometimes the problem with laundry is just that you have too many clothes. If you go through and minimize every season, and only have the close available that you need, you’ll find that you probably wash clothes more regularly, but you also don’t end up with huge mounds of dirty stuff that becomes overwhelming. Having everyone in your house only where close that are set up for a specific season is a big step in the right direction organizationally.