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Yahoo for summer! I don’t know about your house, but when the warm weather appears, all my kids are outside. We’re either at the pool, they’re jumping on the trampoline, or they are out running around with their neighborhood friends. Summer also means more laundry. Pool = bathing suits and towels galore. Here are some summer laundry tips to help keep those bathing suits looking splashtastic!
Rinse Your Bathing Suits Out
Chlorine and salt water are no bueno on your bathing suits, so if you want to keep them looking their best, I recommend rinsing them with fresh water when you get home or when you take them off. It’s usually easiest for the kids to rinse off at the pool in the shower and then dry off on the walk home. They also like to dry off on the trampoline. Another easy and quick way to rinse off bathing suits is in the shower at home, squeeze out the water, and then throw them in the washing machine right away.
Have a Separate Basket for Pool Clothes
I have a separate basket for wet clothes. This includes bathing suits, cover-ups, towels, anything that has gotten wet. I don’t like the kids to put those clothes in their laundry hampers just in case it’s a few days before we get to their regular laundry. Then all the clothes become wet and stinky. Add in the possibility of mildew and it’s just better to keep them separated. Plus the smell of chlorine is a little bothersome to some family members.
Use a Good Laundry Detergent
You need a good laundry detergent to keep your clothes smelling fresh but that will also do the job. We have busy kids! Because Tide PODS® Plus Downy* 4-in-1 laundry pacs clean, brighten, fight stains and protect our clothes every time we do laundry, it’s our go-to laundry detergent for several reasons. They haven’t let us down yet (well there was that one chocolate stain on a white dress incident), the pods are so simple to use (just place it in your washing machine before you add clothes), and they dissolve in any temperature of water including cold water! They’re really great for the worst laundry stains my girls come home with from playing outside like dirt and grass.
*Keep out of reach of children.
My kids’ swimsuits need to last all summer long and then some, so using a good detergent that won’t ruin my youngest’s Elena of Avalor swimsuit is vital to the happiness of this family. Hell hath no fury like a 4-year-old whose Elena swimsuit is fading.
Give Everyone Their Own Basket For Summer Laundry
After clothes are washed, they go in a basket for each family member. Then each family member is responsible for putting away and folding their own clothes. It makes it easier to keep track of and it’s less work for me! This is another way kids can help with the laundry. With the added summer laundry, I need all the help I can get!
Now go out there and play, kids! Mama has this summer laundry thing under control.