This weeks Sanity Tip is about organising the laundry. This is an area of my home which is barely under control at the moment! I desperately need some laundry tips.
I use cloth nappies most of the time and with 3-under-3 all using them I have to put a load of laundry on every day. I don't own a dryer but I am fortunate that Triple T Dad has rigged up some line on pulleys under our patio.
I have asked some of my blogging mummy friends for some laundry tips. So, if the laundry monster is threatening to take over your home, read on!
Laundry Organisation Tips
1. MaryAnne from Mama Smiles suggests using a mesh bag to keep all those little socks in. She suggests lots of other great laundry tips here.
2. "For cloth diapers, tea tree oil in the wash to keep them from stinking". MaryAnne from Mama Smiles.
3. Tea tree or lavender oil in the dry pail bin too. Cold rinse, then a wash, dry in the sunshine to remove any stains. Katherine from Creative Playhouse. Rainy Day Mum adds to this, "Tea tree oil on a panty liner stuck to the top of the bin keeps them smelling fresh".
4. "I used baking soda with a vinegar rinse and then another rinse to get out the vinegar. But the most important part of cloth diapers was hanging them in the sunshine to dry." Carrie.
5. "I used waterproof pillow cases instead of pricey wet bags to line my pail and carry the diapers up and down to the laundry." Krissy from B.Inspired Mama.
6. Jode over at Mummy Musings and Mayhem has six great tips on washing cloth nappies.
7. Make your own liquid detergent to use in top loader or front loader machines. Save yourself hundreds of dollars! Jackie from Happy Hooligans.
8. Jode from Mummy Musings and Mayhem shares a homemade laundry detergent recipe that she makes for her family.
9. "My little Priscilla loves to help me by handing me item after item from the bottom of the hamper for me to fold." Krissy from B.Inspired Mama.
10. Christie from Childhood 101 has several ideas on encouraging early mathematics whilst your child is involved in doing the laundry. Check out her post Learning Through Playing and Doing: Laundry Mathematics.
Do you have any laundry tips that save your sanity? Please share!