It’s unlikely that you absolutely love doing laundry and dishes (although I do know a few questionable characters that find it “therapeutic”, the nutters), but it’s something we all have to do a few times a week, or even daily depending on the size of your brood! You may as well make sure know how to get the job done in a timely and environmentally friendly way. The quicker it’s done, the quicker you can get back to the fun stuff!
Tip 1: Create less laundry
I’m not saying have bad hygiene. But being a little less fussy can seriously cut down that laundry pile. Towels can be re-used, jeans and PJs can be re-worn, a dribble bib will dramatically reduce how many times you have to change your baby’s tops. And if it’s just water and nothing too gross, just hang it out to dry rather than doing a full wash.
Tip 2: Be more simplistic in the kitchen
Simple foods are healthier and generally fewer pots are required to make them. The fewer you get dirty, the fewer you have to clean. Bake your fish in the oven, steam your veg on the hob, plus use those really handy microwavable rice pouches. Two dirty pots – max! Cook a stir fry with noodles in a wok. One dirty pot! Being Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen is all fine and dandy as long as you have the staff to clean up after you!