With six people in the house, staying on top of the laundry is an ongoing day-to-day task! When the twins were babies I used cloth nappies and Chook was still in nappies too, so I found myself washing everyday to keep up the supply of nappies. These days the nappies are a thing of the past, however, there are the inevitable accidents and lots of outside play, so the laundry is barely under control!
I have asked some of my blogging mummy friends for some tips for laundry organisation. So, if the laundry monster is threatening to take over your home, read on!
Tips for Laundry Organisation
2. “For cloth diapers, tea tree oil in the wash to keep them from stinking”. MaryAnne from Mama Smiles.
3. Tea tree or lavender oil in the dry pail bin too. Cold rinse, then a wash, dry in the sunshine to remove any stains, says Katherine from Creative Playhouse. Rainy Day Mum adds to this, “Tea tree oil on a panty liner stuck to the top of the bin keeps them smelling fresh”.
4. “I used baking soda with a vinegar rinse and then another rinse to get out the vinegar. But the most important part of cloth diapers was hanging them in the sunshine to dry.” Carrie.
5. “I used waterproof pillow cases instead of pricey wet bags to line my pail and carry the diapers up and down to the laundry.” Krissy from B.Inspired Mama.
7. Make your own liquid detergent to use in top loader or front loader machines. Save yourself hundreds of dollars! Jackie from Happy Hooligans shares how she makes her homemade liquid laundry detergent.
9. “My little Priscilla loves to help me by handing me item after item from the bottom of the hamper for me to fold.” Krissy from B.Inspired Mama.
10. Christie from Childhood 101 has several ideas on encouraging early mathematics whilst your child is involved in doing the laundry. Check out her post Learning Through Playing and Doing: Laundry Mathematics.
Do you have any laundry tips that save your sanity? Please share!