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Friday, January 2, 2015

How to Tackle That Pile of Laundry- Tips and Tricks to Keeping it Under Control

How to Tackle That Pile of Laundry- Tips and Tricks to Keeping it Under Control

Hey there lovelies!! I am so excited for all of the feed back with the #NoSpednuary Challenge I shared yesterday. I can feel it already that January is going to be a really good month! I am so excited for everyone that is joining the challenge. It is going to epic I am sure:)

I was doing the laundry yesterday and a thought came to me......"Is the laundry ever really done?" I thought on this for a while...probably too long than I care to admit. I came to the realization that laundry is never done. We will feel like it is done. We will see all those clothes finally cleaned and put away, while we do a cheer for having an empty laundry basket and then something happens...you realize that the clothes you are currently wearing will have to be washed in just a few short hours. Because of this, we all know that the laundry is never truly done. Although it is a never ending chore, there are ways to keep it under control so that we don't feel like our home is being overrun by piles of dirty laundry to be cleaned and cleaned laundry waiting to be folded.  Since I know we all have a pile of laundry in our homes somewhere that seems to multiply with very little effort, I thought I would share a few quick tips and tricks that help my family keep Mount Laundry contained. So check out the video and let me know your tips and tricks for laundry day. We all have laundry to be cleaned and it never seems to ever be done, so let's share some ways we contain it and prevent ourselves from being buried in dirty clothes :)



XO Danielle

8 comments:

  1. I used to make my own concentrated laundry soap that I bottled and stored in Mason jars. It worked great, but I found working full time in addition to my do-it-yourself/frugal reinvention, it was difficult to find a free afternoon. I have found, however, that my local bottom dollar makes a wonderful generic liquid laundry soap (very inexpensive). I use half the recommended amount. This actually ends up costing even less per load than making the concentrated soap myself. I also make my own "softener sheets." I put fabric softener and some water in a plastic container and filled it with six or seven dollar store sponges. I throw one of these into the dryer with each load. (it's winter here.... laundry freezes on the line so the dryer is necessary). I have actually experimented with the dryer settings as well to make sure I don't "over dry" my wash strictly because I didn't take time to figure out exactly how long it takes to dry a load of towels. #nospenduary

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  2. I like to wash late at night. It conserves on energy. And I am not running lots of appliancestuff all at the same time in the middle of the day. I have a lg, family and find that to stay on top of things we need to do 3 loads a day.

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  3. I like to wash late at night. It conserves on energy. And I am not running lots of appliancestuff all at the same time in the middle of the day. I have a lg, family and find that to stay on top of things we need to do 3 loads a day.

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  4. I have just gone through all of my daughter's clothes in her cupboard and gotten rid of anything that's coming up to being too small. She could probably get a little more wear from them but actually she had way too much, how many tops does a 4year old need when 5days a week she wears a uniform at nursery school? I figure if she has less.clothes there will be less to wash otherwise it is far too easy to say 'I'll leave the washing today, we have plenty clean'. Now need to sort through my 1year old sons clothes as well as me and hubby. Then at least when my laundry is backed up, it will be for far less clothes! What tends to save me (and my sanity) is to do at least one wash a day, I wish I had a dryer as nothing will dry outside in the UK at the moment but I remind myself how much I'm saving on electric 😊 cant wait to read everyone else's tips and tricks! Frances X

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  5. I have absolutely no interest in making detergent. I take the middle ground and only buy it at Sam's Club. I get the house brand in a 200 use tub for under $15, and it lasts for months. but the name brands are also much cheaper than at the grocery store. Normally, I just do laundry one day a week, for the two of us. If for some reason I need to wash something on another day, I make sure to add everything that can be washed with it and get the full benefit of running the machines. Fortunately utilities are quite reasonable here. I don't notice the cost of using the dryer. I remember my years of living in a house that didn't have a place for a dryer and the endless changing of shoes at the back door to keep from tracking into the house. Been there, done that already.

    I have always bought the large size machines so that I could wash rugs and comforters at home instead of having to take them out.

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  6. I forgot to mention that we seem to save a lot on laundry since being retired. We no longer "have" to wear a different set of outer clothes each day. If we aren't working in the yard or something, we don't get dirty and sweaty. Lots of days we don't see anyone but each other. If our clothes aren't dirty, we don't "have" to change then just for public opinion. You'd be surprised how much laundry this saves. On weeks where we have appointments and have to wear our good clothes, or I have volunteer work two or three times in the same week, I really notice a difference in the amount of laundry.

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  7. I changed email and would like to know how to subscribe to your posts update? I can't find it on your site.

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  8. I use the clothesline, too, almost exclusively. Party to save money, but partly because I loooove the smell and feel of laundry dried outside! Where I live, it's nice enough outside to use the clothesline probably 80% of the time. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday!

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