I wanted to chime in today with a little update about the laundry soap recipe I tried!!! To say that we LOVE this stuff is a complete understatement, not only has it lasted forever I have been using it for almost a whole month now (remember we’re a family of 6 so we have a TON of laundry) and you can hardly tell it’s even been used, I still have a huge 5 gallon bucket almost completely full of it!! But, it also smells so amazing matter of fact, I had some **clean** laundry that stayed in the basket all week (Don’t judge you know you’ve done that before too) but my hubby grabbed a shirt of his from the basket and it still smelled like it had just come out of the wash, it kept that incredible smell he said he couldn’t quit smelling it :-D!! All of it was like that, there is nothing quite like wearing clothes that smell like that aaahhhhh so refreshing!!
But, now to answer the question I’m sure you’re wondering…… Does it get the clothes clean? Well, I’ll just say this yesterday Justin put on some of his shorts these shorts are some he has had for a couple years, they are the one’s he wears when he’s doing the “dirty work” they have gotten muddy and greasy and any other messy that you can think of, and looked really stained and dingy no matter how many times I washed them. Well, yesterday he said, look at what the detergent did to these shorts, they look so good. These shorts had no stains and didn’t look dingy anymore, I think I’d say that’s a win!! We also have tons of red clay in our yard which is horrible to get out of clothes but this laundry soap gets them out.
Can you tell how excited I am!!! Welcome to adulthood I’m so excited about clean laundry haha!! So, I definitely encourage you to try this out!!
Well, the challenge posts have been done now for a few days, are you finding that they really help you out? Are you still doing them?
I actually got a little bit behind with them just because Isabelle had to be hospitalized for two days 😦 which by the way having a 15 month old stuck in a hospital room is absolutely no fun at all. But, with us being there taking care of her of course everything is going to get behind but I am still slowly but surely catching up on everything and can’t wait till the house runs as usual which will hopefully be within the next day or two.
If you did take me up on the challenges, which one has been your favorite? Which one helps you out the most?
For me, I think that they all kind of go together and when they are all done together it just makes everything fall into place, but for sure the house would fall apart without the sink being emptied daily, and without one load of laundry getting done per day.
How has challenge 4 been going? Are your children getting into picking up after themselves or are they putting up a fuss? If it has been tough and they don’t want to cooperate, just persevere it will be worth it, I know it will take time but you can do it!!
Do you have a plan for getting your laundry done? I used to never have a “plan” I just did laundry when I felt up to it which was a horrible plan because let’s face it, I hate doing laundry and very rarely felt up to it and laundry would get piled up and once I did get to it, it was much harder to get through than if I would have kept up with it.
CHALLENGE #5: DO ONE LOAD OF LAUNDRY A DAY. I started implementing a new plan, to do laundry every single day. Even if it was only a very small amount, laundry got washed, dried, and folded once every single day and before I knew it I started enjoying doing my laundry……………. ok that is completely un-true, I still can’t stand doing laundry, but I can truthfully say that doing it only one time every day makes it so much easier and makes laundry seem not so bad and I can get through the laundry for the day (not counting the time it is washing and drying) in about 30 minutes or less and that’s including everything being folded/hung, and put away! Go get started on this challenge! An additional tip I have for this is to start a load washing early in the morning and then switch it over as soon as it’s finished that way you can fold/hang it and have everything put away earlier in the day instead of saving this for the night. That will help you feel more accomplished just to have it done earlier and you will have plenty of time to do the other things you need to do at night.
*If you are at the place where you have put off laundry for a while and have a ton to get through don’t just totally skip this part of our challenge because you feel like you can’t get it done, I encourage you to just at least start with one load of laundry a day and try to add in a couple extra loads here and there and before you know it you WILL be caught up, I promise, if I can do it you can too!!