We have six people here at home and even with minimizing our wardrobes, it’s really never-ending. Because clothes get dirty and we have to clean. them. Ya know? Laundry used to just be a bit stressful for me because there were piles here. Piles there. If you are stressed out from laundry, today’s blog is for you. I’m going to be sharing how to reduce the stress of laundry with these four simple rules (obviously if one rule doesn’t work for your situation, scrap it or redo for what works for you and your family!).
Have less clothes
Smaller wardrobes really means less clothes in the house. We have way less stray, lonely clothes hanging out around the house because there is less to keep track of.
Letting go of the expectation that it must be put away has helped our family so much. We often live out of organized laundry baskets and it works for us right now.
Simplify organizing the laundry
We don’t separate the dirty clothes aside from cloth diapers, which saves a lot of time there too for our family. We also don’t have white clothes, so I might reconsider that if we did. Ha!
Find simpler laundry products
I like to use natural and multipurpose items in our laundry room and years back, I remembered hearing about magical laundry washing balls, so when Smart Klean laundry reached out to me on Instagram and gifted me one, I couldn’t resist. I really wanted to try one! Since I started using it about a month ago, it has been saving mess and money in our laundry room.
**I also have a coupon code for you to enjoy to apply to your laundry ball order. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for that code.
My review: 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒉 𝒏𝒐𝒘. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒎 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅! 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒚 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒅𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆. 𝑨𝒏𝒅. 𝑰𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒏𝒐 𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒆, 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒖𝒈𝒆 𝒕𝒖𝒃 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒅𝒆𝒓. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒐 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅. 𝑾𝒊𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒏. 𝑨𝒍𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒊𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒚, 𝒊𝒕 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔 (I use this detergent instead) 𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒑𝒊𝒕 𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒚, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒊𝒕’𝒅 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒉 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆.
Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!