Children’s Laundry Tips
Make it clear where dirty linen goes.
Children’s Laundry is unarguably the most difficult to deal with because they leave it where they drop it, and it’s your job to hunt it out. Make it their job, but make it fun for them and they are more inclined to stick with it. If only it were that simple eh? But what about a small basket in the bathroom or in their bedroom? It will take a few reminders at first, but once it clicks it really clicks and becomes part of their routine!
Wash & Dry Only £2.75 Per Kg
Sort their clothes out, and maybe even throw some out!
We’ve all been there, too many clothes to fit in the drawers and just feeling like you’re drowning in tiny t-shirts, bibs and odd socks! Try to dedicate an hour or two a month to sort through their cupboards and sort as you go; if it’s been washed twice and that baked bean stain is still there, it’s time for that tiny t-shirt to either become a duster or bin fodder! This tip for children’s laundry has saved me so much time since I implemented it in my own home. Anything that you don’t want to keep can be donated, sold on or thrown away if it’s no good anymore. Once you’ve decided to let go, get rid of it as soon as possible so that it’s not in your way.
Keeping clothes for your next child.
They have to go somewhere, bag them, label them and then get them up in the attic out of your way. Seeing bags waiting to go up will make you feel like there’s more to do than their actually is, and it inevitably gives the kids time to notice that Mammy is getting rid of their FAVOURITE t-shirt (that hasn’t fit them in a good 6 months!). It soon stacks up and you’ll have a nicely organised system for rotating the children’s laundry when the next one comes along!
Children’s Ironing Only £4.50 Per Kg
Ask for help!
At 2-3 years your little one can follow you around (they inevitably will anyway) and pick up any bits that you drop and then hunt out any dirties that still remain. Make it a game if you like; a kind of hide and seek for odd and smelly socks!
From 3 years on, you may be lucky enough to have a little folding enthusiast on your hands, don’t go passing them the bed sheets just yet though, start small; pairing socks, folding flannels etc. They may also be really into colours so what better way to teach them than to have them sort the laundry into darks and lights? You’re welcome!
Once they reach 6 or 7 years old they are ready for the big stuff… PUTTING AWAY! Yep, it’s almost time to retire in the sun, your kiddos are able to put their own laundry away! They might even move laundry from the washing machine to the tumble drier if you ask nicely enough.
At 10 years old, you have put in the effort to teach them the ways of the laundry and now they can be trusted to load the washing machine (with supervision), sort the detergent and even turn it on! You’ve made it, home free!
With children’s laundry you need to keep on top of it!
Right, so you’ve put all of these children’s laundry tips to good use, you’re cool as a cucumber because you’ve got empty washing baskets and things are going well…
Then you go on holiday and come home with what feels like twice as many clothes than you took in the first place!
What now? How will you catch up?! Here’s where we come in, we will Wash, Dry and even Iron your clothes for you and return them on hangers, crease free or folded and ready to be put away. Sorry, we can’t do the putting away!
Need To Talk? Get In Touch…
Contact us using the enquiry form at the top right of this page.
Call: 01792 813444