So, I have a HUGE confession to make… I truly and utterly dislike getting the laundry washed. Oh, dear! All that work only to start over again at the end of the week. Yes, I have my ways of getting it done timely and efficiently, but nothing seems to get me excited about laundry day. So, now it is the time to get serious about this laundry business and relegate some of these responsibilities to my Teen and Tween. Hey, like my mother-in-law says, in order to be responsible adults, they need to start with the dirty work. 🙂 So, how do you teach your children to do laundry?
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How to Teach Your Children to Do Laundry
First of all, need they need to start as soon as possible and the earlier the better. By starting them early, it will allow you and them to practice, practice, practice. Second, once you and your child(ren) make the decision to learn how to do laundry, teach them to sort through the laundry. Help your children to sort through the different types of laundry, from darks to colors to whites and from bedding to towels, delicates, etc. If you have older children, using a laundry chart might be necessary to remind them of these instructions.
Once you have done the above, it is time to learn to use the washer and dryer. Show them and teach them about the various controls, where to dispense the detergent and how much to use. Also show them how to load the washer properly and when to use cold, warm or hot water. And finally, hot to pre-soak and when to use fabric softer. Once you are done with the washer, move on to the dryer. Teach them to properly clean the lint catcher and the different settings on the dryer. Personally, I love the benefits of using front loading washers and dryers like the LG Front Load washers and dryers. Cleaning and Convenience are at the top of the list when it comes to front load. Benefits would be that cleaning performance within front load is better than top load; front loaders will typically use less water and also consume less electricity, the washer also spins faster to help keep clothes dryer to reduce overall drying time. Plus, front load washers are gentleness on clothes so your clothes last longer and that’s very important for us. And if that wasn’t enough convenience to using load front washers and dryers like the LG Front Load washers and dryers are now SideKick compatible, where you can add a washing drawer to the pedestal providing additional capacity to wash 2 loads at once. Isn’t that convenient? Plus, your kids won’t have excuses not to help.
Now that they have managed to get laundry washed and dried, it is time to teach them how to fold and put away the laundry. From matching and folding socks, folding shirts, pants, and sweaters, to hanging blouses and dress shirts, towels and bedding. So, what is your best tip to teach kids to do laundry? Share it with us via the comment sections below and then head over here and save $150 when you purchase an LG Front Load Washer and SideKick.