"Help! The laundry is piled up to the ceiling and I don't have a housekeeper." How many times have you wished for help with laundry? It's too bad fairy godmothers and chore-performing mice only exist in story books.
Here's some practical laundry help for you. Instead of letting the dirty clothes accumulate all week long, consider doing laundry on a rolling basis.
- First, organize laundry hampers into darks, lights and delicates.
- Before leaving for work, put a load in the washer.
- As soon as you get home, transfer wet clothes to the dryer.
- After the kids are in bed, fold the laundry while doing something fun, like watching TV or chatting with your spouse about your days.
This system works best when you train your family members to put their dirty clothes into hampers according to the loads you intend to wash. Also, ask them to set aside clothes that need to be treated for stains, so you don't have to spend 10 frantic minutes before work spot cleaning shirts.