You know the saying “boys get really messy?”
I’m not sure I believed that was true. Maybe I even rolled my eyes a few times when people said it. Then, my son started eating solids and he’s the messiest eater ever, to the point that he enjoys spreading food around in his hair. When he gets up from his high chair, even when wearing a bib, his food is somehow everywhere.
Though I’m told he eats a little better at daycare, he often has shirts that come home looking a little something like this (and worse…literally all.of.the.things are stained). Let’s just say we keep a selection of clean shirts there for him to change into.
Persil reached out to me to try their Pro Clean detergent and I remembered that my friend Bethanie said it’s the only thing that gets the stains out from her son’s blowouts out, so I decided to try it for myself. I picked some up at Walmart hoping it would help with the tough stains we’re dealing with.
It turns out my friend was right— it really does get rid of the stains on my son’s clothes and they come out looking like there had never been food splattered all over them at all. In fact, I accidentally left a light blue t-shirt in my car for an entire week that daycare sent home and I was sure the stains wouldn’t come out after that long of a time— but this weekend I pre-treated with a little Persil right on the stained areas— and they’re gone!
The original version I purchased is scented, which is one con as I prefer free and clear detergents— but I’ve since learned that there’s also a perfume-free version of Persil so I’ll be picking up that one up as soon as we run out!
If you’d like to try Persil’s Pro Clean detergent for the stains in your never-ending laundry basket (#toddlers), you can click here to get a $2 off coupon!
If you watch my Snapchat or Instastories, you know that I often spend Friday and weekends tackling our laundry situation. So, now that we’ve dealt with stains, I thought I would share a few of my favorite “laundry hacks.” If you’re a mom —- you know it’s especially overwhelming washing and putting away laundry for so many humans.
So if your week feels like one never-ending cycle of laundry, check out my top three hacks that help me stay on top of things:
C L E A N B A S K E T S
Have a “clean clothes” basket for each child (I like to buy medium-sized wicker or rattan-style ones at Homegoods). Once I divide up each child’s clean laundry, I put it into their basket and place it in front of their bedroom door (I usually organize clean laundry while they’re sleeping). Then, the next morning, it’s easy to put it all away once they’re awake. It’s also a visual reminder that it needs to be put away.
We also keep a small basket downstairs on our stair landing— our house has multiple stories, so we can toss any laundry from downstairs into it (like the kid’s PJ’s that they change out of before school or kitchen towels). This allows us to keep the laundry contained (ie: not on the floor or somewhere random) and transfer it to our second-floor laundry basket every night.
H A N G E R S
Keep an extra supply of clothing hangers in your laundry room at all times! I hang dry most of my clothes and this way I can just hang them right out of the washer to reduce wrinkles. Once they’re dry, I just transfer them to my closet and bring new hangers to the laundry room.
E X T R A L A U N D R Y B I N S
Similar to the kid’s small “clean laundry” baskets, we have multiple dirty laundry baskets. It’s so much easier to have a few so that laundry isn’t absent mindedly thrown on the floor. We keep one in our master bathroom and one in our hallway near our laundry room.I hope this post helps make laundry just a little more tolerable!
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Persil Pro Clean. All thoughts and product opinions are my own.
Elizabeth Sanders says
I do one load of laundry per night. So, at night after everyone has bathed or changed into pj’s I throw all of our clothes from the day and any towels into the washer. In the morning when I wake up the first thing I do is go put those clothes into the dryer. When I get home from work in the evening I fold and put away. For the most part, we all wear casual clothing that can be washed together, so that is very helpful.
Doing one small load every day really keeps the weekend laundry marathons to a minimum.
I am going to give the Persil detergent a shot, especially since it worked well on set in stains.
Hi Elizabeth! I never thought about doing a load daily- do you find that makes your water bill go up at all? I do sometimes do laundry one night during the week if I have some extra time.
I think you will like persil! I will say I would recommend you try the unscented version if you don’t like stronger scents!
Hi! I was wondering where you purchased your laundry basket it’s beyond cute!