Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quick Tip for Busy Moms - Laundry!

If there is one thing that I hate to do, it's the laundry - especially with 3 kids under 5!  I'm already running 2 majorly large loads each week but that's not the part I hate.  I hate to fold the laundry and put it way.  All too often I end up either pulling clothes out of the basket as we need them or my husband and I fold the clothes but they never get put away.  For me, I just feel too overwhelmed having to fold and/or puttng the clothes in 4 different dressers or hanging them in all of the different closets.  But the one tip that I can offer that I received from another busy working mom is to do a small load of laundry every other day and as you pull the clothes out of the dryer, fold them and then put them away.  It's far less overwhelming to fold and put away a small load of clothes versus a large, overloaded basket of clothes.  I know that you must think that doing a load of laundry is wasteful in terms of electricity and water - make sure you set your washer to a small or mini load and select a cold water wash.  And yes, it is still somewhat wasteful but I feel that doing the laundry every other day can truly make your life easier and allow you to feel like you have some control over something when all else seems out of control.  I hope that this tip helps you busy moms out there.