It can be difficult to find a laundry routine that works well for your family. It takes awhile to evaluate your current way of doing things, figure out what you’d like to do better, implement your new plan and then tweak it if needed.
That can be a lot of work for some families. It’s very worth it in the end, but I don’t want to sugar coat the fact that it can be hard to figure out the whole laundry routine concept.
I always find it refreshingly helpful to read how other people do things. I love to see how other people store their favorite recipes or keep their floors clean or how they incorporate young children into their cleaning routines.
So I’ve been a busy bee creating a list of Laundry Routines for you to peruse. I’ve given each of them a little description so you can easily see right off the bat if it will work for your family. There is no need for you to read a laundry routine about a mom of 6 if you and your husband or wife are empty-nesters.
Read through the routines and see if there are some you think would work for your family. Then get you a routine in place, work it for awhile, and come back and tell me all about it!
Examples of Laundry Routines from Real Families
Welcome to Langan Land – This mom of 5 shares her best laundry secrets including not folding laundry and doing a load (or two) every day.
Malisa Price – Malisa shows a detailed look at the laundry routine of just two people.
Pretty Organized Palace – This mom of 6 shares tips on how she doesn’t sort clothes and how to kick anyone over the age of 10 out of her laundry regimen. It’s a beautiful system she’s got here.
Mother of Fashion – This mom has good tips like washing each room’s clothes on a specific day of the week and throwing away matchless socks. Yes, throwing away. It’s drastic, but I’m sure it works.
Gospel Homemaking – Diligently washing 1-2 loads of laundry per day
Household Management 101 – Taylor describes her simple laundry routine and has a whole round-up of reader-submitted laundry routines.
4 Kids or More – This blog’s name obviously implies it is geared towards larger families. Scroll through the comments for brilliant laundry routine ideas. Some are really well-thought out.
Black Flip Flops – Now this is so smart. This mama completely changes the way she thinks of laundry and uses it as a timer.
Homeschool Classroom – An example of a simple laundry routine where she eliminates unmatched socks. (I see a theme here with the refusal to manage the mate-less socks!)
If you’re on Pinterest, I created a Laundry Routines board that I’ll update frequently. If you need a Pinterest invitation, let me know and I’ll send you one!
So do you have a tried-and-true laundry routine that works for your family? Tell us all about it and why it works. If you’ve blogged about it, feel free to leave the permalink to your Laundry Routine Post.
Thank you do much for including me in this helpful list of laundry routines! What a great idea & now that all types of laundry are in one place, I really don’t have an excuse to get behind in our laundry :-).
We are a family of 4, my husband and I put all of our dirty laundry in 1 basket in our bathroom, my sons put all of their dirty laundry into 1 basket in their bathroom. Everyday I take the basket from our bathroom and add the boys’ laundry to it, put it ALL into the washing machine on cold water and wash. Never had a problem with colors transferring, lint or anything. It makes it easier on me, and I can keep our clothes clean.
MamaHen (Wendy Clark)
Thanks for these links! It was fun reading through everyone’s routines and ideas.
Meg @ Postcards from the Promised Land
Thanks for your post! It prompted me to right my own routine called “Conquering Mt.Laundry” ….
I just read it – love how detailed you are! Pinned it and your Family Closet post. Thanks for sharing them!
I’ve enjoyed reading through your site. I especially like the “how to fold” series. One thing I’ve done that has helped with the laundering of pants and slacks is to zip and button everything before it goes into the washing machine. Seldom does a pair of pants turn inside-out and it makes for a cleaner folding process once the pants are dry. An added bonus is when a pair of my son’s or daughters pants that are still buttoned and zipped make it into the dirty clothes hamper, it’s a sure sign that the pants are clean and were probably just scooped up off the “to be put away” pile in their room. I can confirm this with them and save myself from washing clean clothes again.
Melissa, I LOVE this tip! What a great easy indicator to see if kids’ pants are really dirty before washing. So smart.