Laundry is a fact of life for everyone so it’s a good idea to get kids involved in the process as early as possible. Sure, they’ll make some mistakes – we all do – but you’ll be teaching a life skill and getting some help for yourself.
Place laundry baskets or hampers in every bedroom and bathroom. Divided hampers are useful for sorting colors and whites.
Show children how to hang up clothes and install closet rods low enough so kids can reach them.
Explain the difference between dirty clothes and those that have been worn but are wearable again. This will cut down on your loads and kids will appreciate knowing the difference when they are on their own.
Clip clothespins to the side of every hamper. Teach family members to use them to mark stains.
Ask each family member to be responsible for returning clean clothes back to his drawers.
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