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Teaching Your Child to Handle the Laundry

Laundry is one of those things most women hate to do, but it must be done so we can stay clothed each day. Very few people would be able to afford to purchase an outfit for every single day of the year. While laundry is not hard to do, it’s time consuming and tedious to say the least.

If you’re able to get help, it would be the best thing in the world. While it’s nearly impossible to hire a maid, you’re family can and should help you with certain tasks around the house including laundry.

This task is very easy to do so a tween or teenager should be able to remember the steps and perform this task regularly. You can have your child wash his own clothes only or you can take turns washing all of the clothes in your family. That part will be completely up to you and how you want to handle the situation.

If you have your children take turns doing the laundry, it’s a good idea to create a task list to help them through it during the beginning. You’ll need to show your children how to hang clothes on a hanger and fold clothes and put them away. The tasks list will only be needed for a short time and when your child is used to each task, the list can go away.

It’s also important you show your children the proper measurements for the amount of clothes they’re going to wash. It’s also important you show your children how to sort the clothes as you don’t want to have a red sock washed with white clothes and have everything turn pink. When you do this you’ll be protecting your clothes all the time.

If your child will be doing the entire process, it’s important to show them where to put the clothes once they’re clean and folded. You’ll need to show them dressers and closets and explain where everything goes. If you don’t want it to go that far you can have your child fold clothes or hang them up and place them on the bed. This will give the owner the ability to work a little at home.

Laundry is very important and it’s a good idea to have everyone in your family trained on this task. You never know when you may need them to take over this task for a short amount of time. If they’re ready whenever you need them, you’ll both be at easy when the time comes to get them.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business and she’s the owner of She enjoys working her business, but she loves spending time with her husband and very athletic boys. See what they are up to when you visit her mommy blog at

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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