Here are two things that I have found help:
- Have two piles for laundry - one that needs to be stain treated and one that doesn't. Usually the 'stain treated' pile is ALL of the boys clothes, but it still saves me from having to sort through them later (or worse, not realizing that something needed to be treated before washing it and ruining the article of clothing!)
- Put the kids in the tub IN their clothes! After dinner, if the boys got especially messy, I'll throw their shirts in the tub with them to rinse out many stains immediately. Just hang them over the shower rod to dry. Rinsing them out while they are still fresh eliminates some of the need for stain treating chemicals.
I'm looking for tricks to get out set in stains. I washed one of Owen's shirts and realized that the stain didn't come out before I put it in the dryer - what can I do now?
Do you have any tricks to make laundry day more successful? Share your strategies!