Having clean laundry is an important part of running your household. After all, no one wants to go out in public with dirty clothes. If you have a large family, having a laundry schedule is even more vital to keeping things clean and your family happy and clothed. With two boys and both my husband and myself working full-time, we go through a lot of clothing each week.
My son is in baseball, and with games twice a week, his laundry can pile up fast! And it stinks too. So keeping it clean and smelling nice takes a lot of work. But it is definitely worth it when you can grab your uniform and go. Youngest is a slop, so he goes through a lot of clothes as well. Keeping clean clothing is a lot easier during the summer because there is less to wash. It’s the winter that is the hardest, with long sleeves, undershirts, and various other items.
There are some weeks I am really good at keeping up, others are not so good. I freely admit there are weeks where there are at least 6 baskets of laundry that are waiting to be folded and put away. I really hope that I am not the only one that has those weeks, because I am going to be really embarrassed. We have vacation coming up soon, and I want to make sure I stay on top of things so I can just have a few items to wash before it’s time to get packed up.
The Importance Of Having A Laundry Schedule
So how does one go about making a laundry schedule? Start with a few questions: Do I want to do laundry on the weekend? Do I want to spread it out over a few does or do I want a single day to do it? Are there certain things that need to be washed more than once in a week?
In our house, towels need to be done twice a week because of baseball. So I generally make those a priority. Recently, my schedule changed, and I have the same day off during the week. That helps a lot. So I wanted to share what my laundry schedule looks like so it can help you plan your own.
Tuesday: The boys’ clothes
Wednesday: Sheets, darks, and whites
Thursday: Towels and jeans
Friday: Work clothes
I have Friday as the day in our laundry schedule when I wash our work clothes. We hang them up instead of putting them in the dryer, so it gives them all weekend to dry. We like it because there is less shrinkage on the clothes.
So this is just an example of what my laundry schedule looks like. Of course, every person has different needs. You may need to wash on the weekends or have to use a dryer because of space issues. Whatever is the case, having a laundry schedule can make it easier to get it all done.