Updated: Jun 4, 2020
8 Steps to Cut Laundry Chaos and add HAPPY to Your Have-to's, from a mom of 7. Plus listeners' laundry tips, Episode 21.
Teaching your kids how to help with the laundry in a way that increases their character development and decreases mom's workload sounds like a winning combination to me! That's what you find in my 8 Step plan to cut laundry chaos! I tell all about it on my podcast, episode 21. In this episode I also share several other mom's tips about laundry AND let you know how I bring some HAPPY to my HAVE-TO's.
Here's some pictures of my laundry room that I hope will inspire you to bring some sunshine to your dol-drum tasks as well!
I love decorating with the things I actually USE. To me it's simplifying life to make decor useful. PLUS, it makes my "work" so much more enjoyable when the items have a pleasant appearance! The only item in this picture of my laundry room that is an item that I don't USE is my grandsons' framed painting. That's just pure sunshine that's worth gold to this grandma!
Want to hear how I learned to do laundry for nine people in a way that kept chaos to a minimum? Listen to episode 21 of my podcast, The Practically Speaking MOM: 8 Steps to Cut Laundry Chaos and Add Happy to Your Have-to's
This is a shelf that my husband built over my washer and dryer. It's just a narrow ledge for placing my jar of laundry detergent and a small vintage white basket for my specialty dirty clothes. Technically, that white basket is for my Norwex towels and clothes because I have grown to love them and it is best to wash them separately. The brown basket is a laundry basket that is soft and flexible which tends to be easier for a child to carry.
The clear jar is available for many uses. I always keep my eye out for cute jars as I can use them to store beans or beads or to take some lemonade to a friend as a little pick-me-up to let her know I was thinking of her. The coffee mug was one my son gave to me and it makes me happy when I see it, so I decided it needed to hold a small plant that would bring me joy in my laundry room.
Resources: Val's Podcast Episodes on Household Management Topics Episode 1: The Six Rooms of the Intentional Mom's Home. (Also, go to my website to see all the ways to help intentional moms to get their six rooms to be, well, more intentional!)
Episode 2,5, 10 make up the series on Time Saving Strategies for busy moms. Those episodes are: Episode 2: Mom is Master Gardener & "Manager of the Monkeys (and I don't mean your kids)" Episode 5: Getting Kids to Listen the First Time & Following Up After a Chore Episode 10: Overwhelmed? Reduce Chaos One System at a Time
Want to listen to Val's complete workshop on Time Saving Strategies for Busy Homes? Get the download here: Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM's Audio Download LIVE workshop Time Saving Strategies.
CONNECT with Val: Val's website: www.PracticallySpeakingMOM.com Val's Facebook community: Intentional Mom, Strong Family with Val Harrison, the Practically Speaking MOM
I'd love to know how you add HAPPY to the HAVE-TO's in Your Days. I hope you'll share with me!