Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A load a day keeps the piles away / Persil Proclean

Shortly after I had Sloan I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saw a quote that said, "A load a day keeps the piles away."  I remember laughing because Sloan had such severe acid reflux that I was literally doing a load of her laundry everyday!  I lived by that rule for about the first six months of her life (when her spit up finally slowed down!).  Since having Phayre, I've gone back to doing about a load of laundry every day to every other day.

I know that seems like a lot of laundry right!  But hear me out!  Two things... Sloan and Phayre change their clothes so many times a day I can easily do a load of their laundry everyday!  And secondly, when I do a load of laundry every day or every other day it is so much easier to fold and put away.  I hate spending hours sorting, folding, and putting clothes away.

I throw all of our dirty laundry into two laundry baskets, one for whites/lights and one for colors/darks.  This saves me time sorting laundry.  Between four people (ahhh soon to be five), it's easy to fill one of those baskets in only a few days.  Mix in sheets and towels and you can easily spread four loads of laundry across one week.  And let's be honest, Phayre is one of the messiest children I have ever met.  If I didn't do her laundry often all of her clothes would have stains on them!

Now, how do I find time each day?  If I have enough dirty laundry for a load, I throw it in the washing machine first thing in the morning.  I try to run back up to the laundry room sometime between breakfast and lunch and throw the load into the dryer.  Since the load isn't huge, I quickly fold it during nap.  I put away mine and Eric's clothes and leave the girls folded clothes outside of their bedroom doors.  As soon as they wake up, I pick the piles up and put them away as soon as I walk into the girls rooms.

It sounds like a lot, but for me it's so much easier than doing several loads of laundry in one day!  Sloan is also at school two mornings a week so I always make sure to get caught up on laundry on those days.  Now not all weeks go according to plan and I've had my fair share of "six loads Sunday's".  I just hate spending that much time on laundry in one day so I really try to avoid it.

Now I mentioned my little Phayre Bear is one of the messiest children on the planet and I'm not joking.  She is constantly covering herself in food or anything else she can get her hands on.  The girl requires a decent amount of clothing in one day!  AND stain removal is key when it comes to washing P's clothes.  My go to laundry detergent is Persil Proclean.  Persil is tough on stains and doesn't require me to pretreat everyday stains like food and art supplies.

And the best part is, Persil is now available at Target!  When I was there last week, the entire end-cap was full of Persil and Sloan and P both ran up to it.  "Mama Mama look!  They have the clothes washer stuff here!"

I love a product that is first: affordable (check) and second: works for me and my family (check).  Persil really fits the bill for my family.  If you have a busy family, I highly recommend Persil Proclean.  I also visit their website from time to time because they have great laundry tips (think stain removal!).  If you have a messy child like Phayre you should definitely check it out!

Happy washing, fluffing, and folding mamas!  May your laundry baskets be empty each day!



I partnered with Persil Proclean on this post, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!

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