Make Laundry Day Great Again
It is a miracle to find someone who looks forward to doing laundry in a homestead. It is hard to find someone who loves carrying out all the steps that go into sorting, searching through the laundry, and carrying it to the machines. Coming back to carry it all back to the rooms for arranging is also not a fun time. But there are ways you can make this necessary yet spirit-crushing chore easier on yourself.
You can start by decorating the laundry room. You can stock up on the right supplies to make washing a less burdensome activity. You can, if possible get two washer-dryer machines in there to make your work lighter, and handle any load. You can also institute a sorting system for when you are collecting laundry from each room. It matters where you store all the gels, powders and pastes needed while washing. Keeping them neat and well organized makes work easy. A drying rack is a necessary inclusion in the laundry room since it might rain, or you might have items that cannot be dried in the machines. When you have such order in place, the disorganization that puts you off form doing laundry shall be done away with.
You need to invest in sweet smelling detergents. When the cleaned laundry smells great, you will feel great too. This is attained when there are fresh scents added to the wash liquids. There are many to choose from in the shops. Choose the ones your family is comfortable with and your laundry will smell great for everyone. You can also go for the scented fabric softener that people like. You can get those for cheap. You can use a coupon, or get them when they go on sale. Another way is to use the natural smelling and organic materials such as lemon and tea tree pieces. These have the added advantage of being antibacterial in nature. They are especially recommended for those times when the wash is with cold water.
You can also come up with a crate system. This helps in making the time for doing laundry as short as possible. This is a great way of sorting the laundry, which takes up most of the time. This keeps everything in the utility room ready for handling when the time comes. Once you have finished laundering them; each person can come for their loads. This is how you do away with the need to go to each person’s room delivering their laundry. They will come and see which load belongs to them. Another advantage with this step is the sense of responsibility young family members get to pick.