If someone asked you to name one of the biggest household chores you hate doing, what would it be? For a lot of people the answer is laundry. It’s a pain in the neck and it never seems to end. If you have kids, you’re constantly turning socks right-side out and extracting underwear from jeans just so you can sort it all. Then, after washing, drying, and carefully folding it all, you hand your teenage son his neatly stacked clean clothes just to see him:
a. Throw it all together in an overcrowded drawer,
The whole thing is an exercise in frustration. We’ve been working to resolve this through desperate attempts to get the kids to help with the laundry. It’s sort of working, so I thought I’d share my suggestions here. I came up with 10 Steps to work your way to laundry freedom.
Step 1: Get them to help gather laundry
Step 2: Have them put away their own laundry
Step 3: Ask them to move laundry from the washer to the dryer
Step 4: Fold towels and put them away
Step 5: Teach them to fold their own clothes
Step 6: Teach them to use the washing machine
Step 7: Teach them to sort the laundry
Step 8: Have them do the entire process by themselves
Step 9: Make corrections
Step 10: Bonus - Teach them to iron
This went on longer than planned so if you actually read this far then I thank you. If you are looking for some laundry tips, I found some good ones at TheSpruce.com.
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