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My laundry situation can quickly get way out of hand. Our dryer recently decided to have electric problems, which forced me to really think about how I was organizing and managing my laundry situation. It wasn’t great. So, I decided to focus on ways I could simplify all the laundry for three, wild and dirty little boys, plus myself and husband. I have to admit, my own laundry is a lot because I run almost every day, which means I’ve got some smelly clothes to deal with every day. I came up with these 5 steps, which really help me keep things simple, and less intimidating. The laundry pile used to intimidate me, and I would shove the clothes back in the washer, rather than put them away. Here’s what I came up with that’s really helped me.
Do A Load and Put is Away Every Day:
This actually really helps me! I can’t stand putting the clothes away. Especially when the pile is too high. So, if I keep it smaller (and organized, which I will get to soon!), I can manage getting it all put away. If I do a load every day, we don’t run out of clean clothes, I don’t see such a big pile, and it takes me less time to handle the laundry load. Putting away small loads is also rewarding, so it will be positive reinforcement to keep going. I wash our clothes with all® free clear which is perfume-free, dye-free and hypoallergenic. all® free clear is the #1 Recommended Detergent by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. We’ve been struggling this spring with allergies, and we just got a puppy, so . all® free clear is a great choice because it removes 99% of everyday and seasonal allergens. Washing with all® free clear helps remove three of the top everyday allergens dust mite matter, cat and dog dander, as well as certain fragrances. all® free clear is not intended to treat or prevent allergies, but it definitely helps wash the allergens away!
Get Baskets and Baskets:
I fold and put away clothes in designated baskets to help me get them put away. I can carry one basket to each room and quickly get the clean clothes in their spot. It makes things way easier. AND, if I get interrupted (which is inevitable), I can quickly put the clothes, sans-folded, into the boxes, so I don’t leave the pile thrown all over the place. I can always put the box in the room the clothes belong, then come back and fold and put away. Simple and easy.
Socks and Underwear Get Their Own Bucket:
I just can’t seem to keep socks and underwear straight for my boys. I find them everywhere, particularly socks. As I clean them up, and they aren’t dirty, I put them in the bin. I always just have clean socks ready to go in the bin. One spot that is easy to access for on-the-go moments. Underwear is the same. It just keeps the messiness at bay, and helps me find some when I need them.
Always Have Hangers Ready:
There are many shirts I put in a pile to hang…then somehow they get put on a bed and end up on the floor. I found that if I have hangers ready to go, as I am folding I get the hanging items on the hangers right there. Convenience is key to my simple tricks. It is absolutely necessary with three little helpers around at all times.
Have A Laundry Station:
I have a simple station with everything I need. This works well even if you don’t have a laundry room. Our laundry is in a small area with a water heater, so I created a station to bring the laundry to and from. All my boxes and organizers are there, so I can quickly get things in the right place.
These are my quick, 5 tips that have helped me transform my laundry situation and make it much more maneagable with three little ones. Not to mention our T-ball practices and games, swimming and beach clothes that literally fill my dirty baskets every day. I have baskets for dirty clothes, clean clothes, socks, underwear, my clothes, husbands clothes…shoes….you get the idea. If I have a place to put everything right away, it doesn’t clutter and pile up, and I can always find what I need in a desperate moment when we are running late!
Of course, Target is where I get everything for organizing, so naturally, that’s where I grab my all® free clear too.
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A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
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Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
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Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!