Laundry Tips for busy moms

I was reading Cathy Bates Newsletter this morning and I have to share one of her Laundry tips. Everyone knows I have an obsession with laundry. Likely due to the fact that I have an ongoing nightly affair with my washing machine. This tip is one of the TOP reasons why I am able to keep up on the laundry for eight people divided by TWO homes (yes we are blending our families over the next year :).

One of my must maintain issues discussed when we decided to work together and blend His family of four and mine is this Laundry RULE;

* Fold and put away ALL clean laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer. Folding it when it is still warm keeps you from having to iron as much. Also you don’t have unfolded laundry reminding you that your work is never done. Cathy Bates – Professional Organizer –  PSOrganizing.com

I have to add my laundry saving grace – My children’s clothing is not in their bedroom (with the exception of dress clothing in the closet and one drawer of PJ’s). I have a white pantry (slim) for each child in the laundry room. All of the clothes come out of the dryer, are folded, and put int heir pantry. Each evening I pick out an outfit for the younger kids and bring it to their room (prevents fighting and saves time in the morning) and the two oldest simply grab their clothes in the morning.

Happy organizing !

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