Each morning after breakfast for Mister and Sister, coffee for me, and a bottle for Little Miss, I get Mister and Sister started on their homeschool lessons. Mister reads his devotions out loud to Sister and Little Miss while I get started on laundry. If I need extra time, he chooses another book and reads it to them, as well.
This is the typical laundry story in my house…
I couldn’t manage to get the top of the washer in the picture, but you can imagine it with me… there is usually one in the wash, one in the dryer, and one ready to be folded, sorted, and put away. Sometimes I feel like the laundry monster is going to get me.
After having to strip cloth diapers several times because I forgot to remove the dryer bar of fabric softener—gasp, yes, I am one of THOSE cloth diaperers! While I’d love to be able to line dry my diapers, I just haven’t found a way to make it work for us, so I dry my diapers on gentle low. Cloth diapers and fabric softener do not mix well, so, I invested in some Nellie’s Dryerballs (I bought mine on Amazon). I keep two in the dryer at all times. I also keep a ball of aluminum foil in the dryer. It’s enough to cause the static electricity to discharge inside the dryer, and our clothes come out virtually cling free.
With our crazy busy schedule, I don’t always manage to do the load a day to keep the laundry monster away.
I also don’t always manage to fold and put away as soon as the buzzer goes off. I have been guilty of throwing a wet towel in the dryer to refresh a load. :/
I do, however, manage to keep our clothes clean, soft, static free, and keep the cloth diapers in good shape without chemicals thanks to my Nellie’s Dryerballs and a ball of aluminum foil.
How do you keep the laundry monster at bay?