Get Your Laundry Life in Order in 2012

When I first started this little laundry blog back in December 2010, I had no idea that so many people would want to read about laundry.  Over the course of that time, I have discovered there are three types of readers here at Mama’s.  The first of those are people who have a laundry routine and genuinely enjoy the art of laundry.  They see laundry as one of the more pleasurable of household tasks.

Second are the readers who have some type of problem: they washed and dried a pocketful of crayons or they want to know the best way to wash a stuffed animal or they need a tutorial on how to replace the elastic in their cloth diapers.

And then there is the third crowd of readers.  They are the ones who are struggling with getting the laundry washed, dried and then put away.  They have no routine in place and they have no idea how to establish a routine.  They are sick and tired of just haphazardly washing clothes here and there and never making any real progress.

Getting Your Laundry Life in Order

Honestly?  That third group of readers is precisely why I started this blog.

I like laundry.  Some days I would say that I even love it.  I know a decent amount of the science behind laundry and I know my way around the laundry room pretty well.  (Know that I don’t say this in a boasting way.  Believe me, my crummy floors will tell you I am no Superwoman when it comes to Home Management.)

From the many emails I’ve received this year, I know that many of you have worked hard to improved your Laundry Lives during 2011.  And many of the tools you used were straight from helpful posts here at Mama’s Laundry Talk.

So if you’re looking to work on your own Laundry Life in the coming year, read through a few of the most viewed posts in 2011.  You might find a few new-to-you ideas that could help you refine your laundry routine.  It could be just the idea to help you really put your laundry in maintenance mode.

How to Start a Laundry Routine – Don’t know where to start in establishing a laundry routine?  Start here with these questions.

Why a Laundry Routine is Important – Not convinced you need a laundry routine?  Read on.  Prepare to feel free once you get it in place.

Laundry Routine: Stay at Home Moms – Sample laundry routines for those who stay at home

Laundry Routine: Working Moms – Sample laundry routines for those moms who work outside of the home or who work at home.  There are several scenarios for you to think through.

Creating a Weekly Laundry Plan – This literally takes 5 minutes to think about and create.  But a weekly laundry plan?  Saves oodles of time.

Make a Laundry Date – This goes hand in hand with creating a weekly plan and helps you think through that process.

Changing Your Laundry Schedule – If your current laundry routine isn’t working, give some thought as to what you can change to make it more smooth.  I give my example in this post.


If you are currently drowning in laundry, start here:

10 Steps to Getting Your Laundry Pile Under Control – A must read for those of you completely overwhelmed with your laundry pile.  But this only works on crisis mode – you need to develop a routine to get into maintenance mode.


  1. “Have I told you lately that I love you?” You’re awesome! Your site is SO helpful!

  2. My laundry routine was great until 2 months ago. I gave birth in October and it seems like my hamper is ALWAYS full. I have a little guy who always wants to snuggle, which makes doing laundry tough. I’m trying to work on it, though!

  3. I love your blog! I’d love to re-read your older posts but I’m pretty busy with my laundry 😀 Please re-post one of those listed now and then!

    • mamalaundry says:

      Oh thank you! I often link to older posts on Facebook, but I’ll try to remember to do it here more often. 😉 Thanks for reading here at Mama’s.

  4. I quite honestly love doing laundry but also really enjoy your tips on how to be more efficient with my time. Loyal reader here :).

  5. I really DON’T love laundry–and believe me when I say we have mountains of it! (I am a mom of seven.) Thankfully, I’ve found that taking time to train children in helping with laundry pays huge dividends. Still, I’m planning on reading through some of the articles you’ve referenced here. 🙂

    • mamalaundry says:

      Judy, I’m sure you could run circles around me in the laundry department – or maybe your children could! ha!

      (I didn’t realize your blog was up and going! Yippee for you! I haven’t been on Twitter in awhile. I’ll go take a look around during naptime. 😉 )

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