Dealing with the laundry can take a good portion of the day if you do not have a strategy. A laundry routine can prove to be a genuine time-saver. At the same time, it can help simplify things and get everyone on a schedule when it comes to laundry.
The first step in establishing a laundry routine is to set the wash and dry days. You do not want to do anything else on those days except washing and drying. The goal is to do some laundry every single day but to split the tasks. You can choose 3 or 4 days out of the week when you just load the washing machine. Have ready some baskets for the cleaned and dried clothes which will serve as storage until you get to the folding and hanging them.
The second part of your laundry routine should be about folding/hanging the clothes. Pick a day in which everything that has been washed and dried will get folded and sorted. Start sorting and placing everything where it belongs. You can even ask family members to assist and everyone should know when it is the folding and hanging day.
Lastly, get a dedicated day for towels, bedsheets, and linens. These should be washed and dried separately from your regular clothes. Just designate a day for these.
With everything broken down into tasks for each day, your laundry routine should be fairly simple. There should be 3 or 4 weekdays when you wash regular clothes then store them into baskets. Pick the 5th day that you will use to sort everything, fold clothes, iron them, and put them in their designated drawer. The last day should be a day dedicated to towels and linens. As these are larger, they can be sorted and folded on the same day since they should not take all that much time.