Laundry strategies for a big family?
A big family faces a mountain of laundry everyday. And this seems to be a never-ending chore. Because we need to wear clothes regularly, it’s no surprise that a day means tons of laundry to deal with. Such good investment is an automatic washing machine to help the queen bee of the house lessen her household chores.
She will just ask her kids to sort out the dirty clothes according to color, load the sorted clothes inside the washing machine, set the machine to her preferred time and water level, put the soap and fabric conditioner, and viola! Semi-dried clean clothes are ready to air dry.
Yes, hang. Unfortunately, the washing machine is only meant to wash, soak, rinse, and dry clothes (80% dry) and no extra mechanism to completely dry them. So one needs to do it manually.
And more often than not, it is still the queen bee’s task or the husband when he volunteered to hang the clothes. The three boys will sometimes help, too. However, very clear on their faces are the not so encouraging and happy smiles.
After the washing machine signalled the clothes are all semi-dry and clean, this mother will sort out the clothes according to the owner. And one by one, the boys will hang their own clothes on their designated clothesline. They, too, will be in charge of getting their own dried clothes, fold them, and put inside their cabinets.
The technique is pretty much effective to unload the parents of some chores. The sad thing, though, is that even if I mentioned to the boys that a reward is readily available to those who would also fold mama’s and papa’s clothes, ours are still left untouched.
Yes, it is true. Having a big family means the laundry basket is always full. But it also means there will always be extra hands to help the parents make the laundry not a heavy chore but a happy family bonding.
And for those with a big family like ours, happy washing!
Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.