It’s ironic that I put the word “laundry” in my blog name. I love to go to the gym. I have a blast crafting. However, I utterly loathe folding laundry.
I abhor the task. If I could afford it I would hire someone just to fold laundry. And they would have to come here too…I hate laundry so much that I even detest driving to the cleaners. It’s a few blocks away from my house.
Maybe I simply love to hate it.
I always thought it was just one of my quirks. I hated doing laundry long before the kids were born. I hate doing it now. I thought everyone was like my mom. She LOVES folding laundry. Sometimes I think she looks for stuff just so she can wash and fold it. (Man, I wish she didn’t live on the other end of the state. ) I thought everyone else was more like her and less like me.
I was wrong. Nobody likes it.
I read memes on folding laundry on the daily. And I’ve run across many how to’s and laundry folding tips articles.
I figure that means we are all looking for a way to make folding laundry less time consuming.
So I rounded up a few tips because there is a ton of experience and different strategies out there. I especially like reading how women with many children handle their laundry. I am drowning in laundry and we are a family of four.
Laundry Folding Tips
Katelyn Fagan of What’s up Fagans has this great three day system for folding laundry.
Melissa Ringstaff of A Virtuous Woman reminds us to remember the importance of self discipline and offers tips in Washing the Laundry.
Cindy Howell breaks down How Long Chores Really take on Superheroes and Teacups. I always thought it took much longer to fold a load than that!
And if you haven’t seen the super easy tutorial I have for making a cheap kids folding board, you should consider it. It’s a life changer!
Sarah of The Early Bird Mom has all sorts of tips on organization. She even has a Simple System for Managing Laundry.
Susan from 5 Minutes for Mom tackled the part of laundry folding that I get stuck at–the stacks of folded laundry that stay in one place for days.
I asked a friend of mine with a family of six for laundry tips. I was curious how a large household keeps the laundry beast in check.
It looks like Successful Homemakers employ the same tactic that I do to lessen the laundry pain and tame the laundry beast.
It’s nice to know that I am not alone in my laundry struggles. Do you have a tip on speeding up the time you spend folding laundry? If so, tweet me at @gymcraftlaundry or leave me a comment. Help!
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