Fall is a busy time of year and there is nothing more time consuming or boring then doing the never-ending piles of dirty clothes and linens that pile up each and every day.
One way to save time and prevent the laundry from piling up into an overwhelming chore is to do just one load a day. That way you don't end up wasting an entire day off doing laundry; you can take a nice walk in the park or go for a workout session at the gym instead. If you make it your goal to does just one load a day you will be much better off?
Another approach is to devote each day to doing the wash of one family member. This can prevent you from being overloaded with huge heaps of laundry to do all on one day as well. Be sure to include their towels and bedding. By the way, it does not have to be you who are doing the laundry. You simply assign one day to each child and on that day he or she must do his or her own laundry separately from the others. Each child should also be responsible for folding it all and putting it in the right room.
Another way of going about this is to assign categories of clothing to each day. For instance, on Monday you wash all of the socks and underwear, on Tuesday you wash all of the pants, on Wednesday you wash all of the tops and so on.
You can also categorize the laundry to be done by color. For instance, you can do all the whites on a Monday, all the darks on a Tuesday, and all the reds on a Wednesday and so on.
Yet another big tip is to fold your laundry the minute you take it out of the dryer. Do not wait for it heap up and get wrinkled. This is a time-saving measure that can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Another time saving measure is to put all of your socks in lingerie back. That way they do not get split up in the washing machine or the dryer.
Do not be afraid to involve the kids when folding clothing. In fact you can get several family members together and make it into a family event. Another good idea is to make sure that every kid has a laundry basket in his or her room and that each takes responsibility for making sure the basket makes it way down into the laundry room at the end of the day.