Back in 2012, I asked about how others did their laundry and heard several different responses. In December 2013, I asked my friends on Facebook how they handle all of their laundry and the responses got me on a mission. I had to figure out a new system for my family.
Step 1: I got everyone in my family a laundry hamper that fits ONLY 1 X-large load of laundry. This is key! If the hamper is too big then the loads get overwhelming. If they are too small then it just seems like a waste of water and time. The Jall hampers from IKEA work great and the price is right currently $4.99 each.
Step 2. I also created a hamper system for towels and delicates. Towels are the easiest items to clean in my opinion so whenever I get a load of towels I can throw them in the laundry and put them away easily. I love this picture by the way because my 2 year old took it.
Step 3. Everyday I do at least 1 load of laundry. I find that it isn’t as overwhelming as it may sound. Whoever has a full hamper that is the load for the day. I don’t sort by colors and whites. I throw it all in. Since the laundry is only that person’s laundry the sorting is super easy at the end. My daughter’s laundry will be taken to her room and the boy’s laundry will be taken to their room.
Step 4. Label each of the hampers. I used Vinyl with my new Silhouette Cameo.
Step 5. When I put the laundry away for items that need to be hung up I do it as I take them out of the dryer. I have a shower curtain rod hanging in my laundry room and I put hangers on it. Then all I need to do is put away the rest. That is it!
How do you do your laundry? Do you have a system? What do you think?