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I’m a firm believer that kids are meant to get dirty. There may have a brief moment I wanted to keep my son out of dirt and mud, but that would also keep him from being his true self. My child hasn’t met a mud puddle he doesn’t love.
Meanwhile, I’ve not met a laundry hamper that wasn’t full of laundry to be done. With just three people in my family, I find myself doing 5 to 6 loads of laundry each week. That number will increase in a couple of weeks when the baby arrives. I seem to have found a balance in keeping things laundered, though. It entails doing a load of laundry almost every day, but with all® free clear Mighty Pacs® it isn’t so bad.
The all® free clear Mighty Pacs® are the #1 recommended brand by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians and are 100% free of dyes and perfumes. While all® free clear detergent is not intended to treat or prevent allergies, it does remove 99% of top everyday and seasonal allergens such as dog and cat dander, and grass and weed pollen. (And if you’ve been reading long, you know we have an indoor cat. Cat dander is an issue.) I get the all® free clear Mighty Pacs® at my nearby Sam’s Club, and they’ll last me several months.
My boy has also been sensitive to fragrances and different products since he was born. One of the first things we did when we realized the sensitivity was cut fragrances and perfumes from our laundry detergent and anything that might touch his skin. It’s helped him tremendously. If you were to look at his newborn photos from the hospital, you can see the redness on his skin. His pediatrician always told us that he was just very sensitive and she had recommended changes in products.
As parents, we don’t have a lot of time to mess around with laundry. I made a laundry bag for my son around the time he was born, and we’re still using it now. It’s easy for him to put dirty clothes in it, and I don’t have to pick up after him. When the bag is full, everything goes into the washer. (99% of his clothes are colors, and I don’t separate them.) I needed something similar for our daughter. This laundry bag is great for kids – big or small. I could see a college student even using something like this! And it took less than an hour to create.
1 standard pillowcase
2 drawstrings (I used a thick yarn) around 60 inches long each (so 120 inches if you’re getting separate cord)
Ribbon the width of your pillowcase. I happened to grab a spool of ribbon and cut what I needed
Sewing machine and thread. (You could also hand stitch this if you don’t have a sewing machine.)
1. With your pillowcase laying flat, lay the ribbon across the top opening of the open end, and pin in place. To prevent unraveling of ribbon, fold the ends under.
2. Sew along the top edge of the ribbon, leaving the two end sides of the ribbon open (you’ll want to pull your string through those two openings.) Repeat with the bottom edge of the ribbon.
3. Turn your pillowcase over and repeat the ribbon on the other side of the open end. You should have 4 openings for drawstring.
4. Knot one end of your string/yarn, and pull through the opening of one side until it comes out the other opening. (I used a safety pin to help this process along.) Repeat this on the other side of the pillowcase.
5. Tie the left side strings together and tie the right side strings together.
6. If the drawstring is too long, cut one or both sides of the strings and re-tie until you get the desired length.
I have hooks on the closet doors in my son and daughter’s rooms, so their laundry bags are hanging from those. Now I don’t have a hamper in the floor, nor do I have clothing strewn about.
Using the all® free clear Mighty Pacs®, I can toss my son’s clothes into the washer, add one of the pacs and start the machine. It’s so simple and I have no worries that his clothes will be clean again in a couple of hours.
How do you save time with laundry each week?