Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Laundry Routine

Although it originally just happened more than me deciding to do it, I have been following a weekly laundry routine for several months now.

It is so helpful to #1 - not have to decide what to wash each morning, and #2 - know when the next load of X,Y ,or Z will be.

We separate the laundry into 2 hampers as it is dirtied: a white hamper for whites and a blue hamper for colors.  Most weeks my laundry routine looks like this:

Monday - Blue hamper.  This includes the majority of clothes and pjs, and takes 2 loads to get it all clean.
Tuesday - White hamper.  Socks, undies, etc.
Wednesday - Sheets & towels.
Thursday - Blue hamper.  Again on Thursdays this usually requires 2 loads.
Friday - Kitchen towels and dishcloths and any miscellaneous leftovers.

Brooklyn's things are still separate in her own laundry basket, and I wash hers as-needed.  Generally once a week.

Of course, this is a general guideline and not a rigid schedule, but I love the general predictability of it and (usually) not having to do laundry on weekends!  I estimate we wash 8-10 loads of laundry each week.

Do you have a laundry system?  How many loads do you do each week?


Kristin said...

Now you just need to add in a few loads of cloth diapers. ;)

Tiff said...

Monday is the 2 boys clothes, Tuesday is my daughter's laundry, Wednesday is my hubby and my laundry, Thursday is towels, Friday is usually catch up day.;) I do about 6 loads a week.

Michelle said...

It was wash everything on Satutday, but we started a new one just this week. Everyone will have their own hamper. When yours gets full, take it and wash/dry it yourself. Reminder that will be posted on washer: DON'T FORGET THE COLOR CATCHERS! Emi will get some help to start, just because she has really just joined the laundry helpers rotation. I will still do mine and Chad's. I am hoping this will cut down on the sorting of laundry!