Laundry Do's and Don'ts
Do- Have a laundry schedule. It’s important to know how often you need to do laundry in order to stay on top of it.
Don’t- Let the laundry basket overflow-leaving everyone without essentials!
Do- Separate your loads. I like to do a kids load, baby load, color load, white load, and towel load.
Don’t- Mix your baby/child’s laundry with dark dyed garments that will run.
Do- Check the inside tag of every garment to see it’s care and handling instructions.
Don’t- Just throw everything in the machine.
Do- Spray stains and dirt with a stain remover such as shout or oxy clean. Sprays like these are extremely helpful in getting stains from spit up out (trust me I should know).
Don’t- Soak delicate garments in a stain remover for a long period of time (sometimes it can cause discoloration).
Do- Use Dreft detergent (it gives your stuff that classic heavenly baby smell). You can also opt to use a more organic/fragrant free detergent such as The Honest Company baby detergent.
Don’t- Use too much detergent in every load- especially if your doing a small load. As a general rule of thumb, you should only use about a tablespoon of laundry detergent per regular load size. (The measuring cup that comes with your liquid laundry detergent is about 10 times larger than the actual amount of laundry soap needed.)
Do- Do your baby/child’s laundry on a delicate cycle (cold).
Don’t- Put anything you care about in the dryer!!!!!!!!!!!! The dryer tends to cause shrinkage and when it comes to babies and kids that are always growing, that is the last thing you want! Drying clothes also tends to make temporary stains permanent. Stains that didn’t come out in the first wash- can be washed again and cleaned as long as they weren’t already dried in the dryer( tried and true).
Do- Use a drying rack for any laundry that cannot go n the dryer.
Don’t- Stress about folding that huge pile of laundry.
Do- Watch your favorite TV comedy-drama series while you fold. Folding laundry is probably the only private time you have- so make it count.