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Summer is here and one of the big changes I’m planning to tackle is getting my kids more involved in household chores. As most moms know, managing laundry takes a lot of time so I want to teach my girls to start doing their own laundry. I’ve created a fun and free printable that you can use if you too are trying to teach your kids to do laundry. And thanks to the new Purex® No Sort™ laundry detergent, they can do a load with no sorting!
Even as an adult I sometimes still wonder how to sort certain clothes. How do you teach a kid to sort a dark blue and white pair of shorts, or a hot pink and white shirt? Well, “The Rules Have Changed” and now we don’t need to worry about teaching our kids to sort their loads into light, dark, and who knows what. Purex® No Sort™ has Anti-Color-Transfer Technology which traps loose dyes in the wash and does not let them settle onto other fabrics. They do tell you to take note and “wash strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothing, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex® No Sort™ detergent”.
I love it that my girls can do a load of laundry when the basket gets full. They don’t have to worry about sorting colors properly and that will mean less loads of laundry. I think this will also help encourage them to keep up on their chore, as they won’t get overwhelmed with multiple loads. Many of us have heard that doing a load of laundry a day helps keep the task manageable. For kids it could be a load a week, with each child having a special laundry day assigned.
If you use my free printable you can write the washer and dryer settings you’d like your kids to use underneath the steps where it says to set the dials. Then if you laminate it and put it in the laundry room your kids can follow the steps. You could also note the amount of detergent for them to add to the washer.
I can’t wait to get the girls started on their new #LaundrySimplified routine! I picked up my Purex® No Sort™ at my local Walmart in the laundry detergent aisle. If you’d like to learn more about Purex® No Sort™, follow the company on Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Free Laundry Printable for Kids (pdf)
What about your kids, are they doing their own laundry? Any chores you’ve taught them that have helped keep your home in order?
Tuesday 24th of June 2014
My son turns 5 next month, he's been responsible for putting away his toys since he could walk, he also feeds the cat, makes his bed each morning, and puts his laundry away. #client
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014
Emily, sounds like you've done a much better job of teaching him than I have with my girls! :) I'm still amazed at how my youngest can trash her room in less than a day!
Thursday 12th of June 2014
My daughter gave me a list of clothes to get cleaned for her. While she was at school, I dug out an old LL Bean hamper (folding wooden legs, removable canvas bag), put it in her room, and congratulated her on her permanent job promotion. When my oldest son gave me a list of clothes I needed to get cleaned, I gave him a basket and congratulated him on his job promotion. The youngest one is keeping his mouth shut.
Thursday 12th of June 2014
Love it Kim! It always seems that my girls would wear an outfit for half the day, change, then change again. I was so tired of seeing clothes in the laundry that I knew they wore for 2 hours! That's why I decided they needed to learn how much work laundry is. I started making them fold their own clothes a few months back after I was appalled to see all the clothes I had nicely folded shoved in a big chaotic mess in their dresser drawers.