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Laundry is unavoidable. Especially in my home, where it’s done every day. And never did I aspired to seek the title of the Lady of the Laundry, but after working from home for the past five years I’ve become an aficionado of all things laundered. I am truly a self- proclaimed expert on this subject. And like with most other domestic divas ventures, I strive to tackle laundry on a daily basis as part of my daily cleaning routine. This is no easy task for a family of three with clothes ranging from mud-soaked gardening trousers to athletic clothes ripe with an Eau de perfume that only a post-workout stench could make. All of these items and more make daily cameos in my families laundry basket.
To say I’ve wadded deep within the laundry trenches since yesteryear would be the understatement of the week. Luckily, I’ve found a few tried and true household hacks that have been life-affirming in helping to keep the laundry monsters at bay. My biggest tip? Keeping a stock of detergent on hand that can handle whatever laundry disasters we as a family throw its way. Wisk Deep Clean® has been my go-to stain pre-treater, detergent, and even carpet cleaning solvent for as far back as I can remember. It has cleaned up countless grass-stained jeans, totes, musty workout clothes, filthy tennis gear, and even pet collars, sweaters, and leashes. I can honestly say without hesitation that I feel safe using Wisk Deep Clean® in my home as it was the detergent of choice for my grandmother too!
When you’re running a busy household, it’s super easy to fall behind on household chores. To stay on top of my laundry, I have a simple rule, a load a day keeps the chaos at bay. I make sure to wash 1 load of laundry while completing my daily 1-hour cleaning routine. To do this, I just put one load in to wash when I start cleaning each morning, pull my laundry out in a half hour at the end of my washer’s cycle, and when all my chores are done I put my laundry out to dry. This way, both my cleaning and laundry can be done in the course of one hour. For me, doing at least one load a day I never get behind on my laundry. Ever.
In the early days of my marriage the dread Mount St. Laundry was a regular occurrence in my home. This happened in our home because I didn’t have one final landing pad for laundry and the stages of laundry, from freshly pressed to a stinky mess, could be seen in various stages throughout the house. My simple solution? We do not use a three-bin canvas laundry sorter. Each member of our family has their own bin, so they just need to toss clothes into the appropriate bin each night and we’re go-to-go! While I purchased my unit, you can check out Pinterest to find hundreds of awesome, diy laundry sorting stations that may inspire you to make your own as well!
Another way I keep your laundry organized is to assign a different day of the week to each family member’s laundry. This includes their towels and bedding. This helps my family know to have their laundry in the sorter before their twice-weekly scheduled laundry day, or their laundry will have to wait until another person’s laundry is finished.
Yes, I know it’s hard. But tackling laundry-folding when the clothes are freshly dried is a must. I always make a habit of folding my laundry as soon as I take it off the line or it’s dry from the dryer. This is simply just a pause in my day at the end of my 1-hour daily cleaning routine. It’s all about getting it done as quickly as possible. But why should home management be a bore? Throw yourself a laundry folding party! Brew yourself a cup of coffee, head to the bedroom, turn on some music really loud and fold those clothes! When you think of folding laundry as a party- everyone including your hubby and kids may want to pitch in too!
The easiest way for me to finish getting the laundry folded? Start with the pretty projects first! I fold my bedsheets into stacks, much like towels are commonly folded, and then put my pillowcases in front of each stack. Think a ribbon on a holiday box. How do I keep my freshly washed sheets neat and orderly? Each person in my home gets both a stack and a coordinating tag to designate where their sheets belong. Seeing beautiful, neatly folded linens in one area gives me the momentum to move onto the next pile of laundry that needs folding!
As I’ve already said, my top-secret, crème de la crème laundry tip is using a detergent daily that can handle whatever stains my family can continuously delve out. For the past 60 years, Wisk has been a premium laundry detergent brand known for effectively, effortlessly, and affordably fight the toughest stains, including that famous laundry room cliche, the Ring Around the Collar®.
It goes without saying, be sure to follow the directions for use located on your detergent packaging. With Wisk Deep Clean®, even our grossest, grimiest clothing, bedding, and athletic wear receive the deepest level of cleaning power possible! Wisk Deep Clean® goes far and beyond simple surface stains, actively penetrating deep inside every fiber of your fabric to remove hidden body oils and sweat some other detergents can leave behind.*
*Compared to the leading variant of the top three liquid value brand.
Even though workout gear and gardening attire covered with moss and muck are gross, our clothes permeated with sweat and odors present bigger laundry challenges than stains themselves. Did you know, the average load of laundry contains 20 times the amount of body oils and sweat than visible stains themselves? And those entrenched oils can leave lasting, lingering smells. Wisk Deep Clean® cleans beyond visible stains, attacking trapped body oils and sweat– one of the today’s most difficult laundry soil problems.
Another awesome bonus? Each bottle of detergent formula can be used as a pre-treater, is safe to use with septic tanks, and each bottle contains 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic which can be recycled in most areas.
I often pick up my Wisk Deep Clean® when I’m at my local Winn-Dixie. It’s super simple to grab a bottle while doing my weekly shopping. Plus, there’s always an awesome selection of scents and formulas available. Be sure to look out for Wisk Deep Clean® in the detergent aisle of your local Winn-Dixie, or even online through Amazon. You can also shop for Wisk Deep Clean® Free & Pure online here. I encourage you all to try out Wisk the next time you are at your local retailers too!
So, savvy savers. What are your best tips for keeping the laundry monster at bay? Do you have a set laundry schedule or fantastic diy bin sorter? I’d love for you to share your laundry hacks in the comments below!