This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tide at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.
This post is sponsored by Tide at Walmart. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Now that we have three boys ages five and under, we have a serious laundry situation! I’ve never been a laundry-lover, but now that we are outnumbered by small children and small socks, I have no choice but to get the laundry done!
One of my goals for the New Year is to be more organized. I made a vision board recently, and the word “organization” is all over it. So, I’ve decided to start with the laundry situation! I’ve also decided to recruit help in the form of my little boy children…the ones that so lovingly leave a trail of dirty clothes wherever they go. That stops now!
A few months ago, I walked into a friend’s home and she had all four of her children sorting and folding laundry! I was amazed! I had literally never thought about what age would be appropriate for kids to help with the laundry process. My older two boys are in kindergarten and Pre-K 4. They’re old enough to write their names correctly at school, and old enough to get themselves something to drink from the fridge at our home, and so therefore they’re also old enough to help with the laundry! Am I right, or am I right?! The baby gets a free pass (for now), though!
Kids of various ages can help with the laundry in different ways, of course. But for beginners like my little dudes, they’re totally capable of age-appropriate tasks such as: putting their dirty clothes into their hamper instead of throwing them onto the bathroom floor, loading the washing machine, and (drumroll for their favorite part, please) pushing the START button on the washer! I’ve also started involving my 5-year-old in the folding process, and he’s starting to get the hang of it!
I’m the person in charge of the laundry detergent since the boys are still too short to reach the detergent dispenser on the washing machine. I love getting great deals at Walmart and recently picked up Tide at Walmart. My clothes have never looked brighter or smelled better! For a limited time, Tide HE 100 oz. Liquid is on Rollback at Walmart for $10.77 (regularly $11.97). Combine that with the $2 brandSAVER coupon available beginning 12/31 for a final price of only $8.77, or less than 9 cents per ounce! Woohoo! The brandSAVER coupon can be found in online at https://www.pgeveryday.com/. The coupon is only available for in-store purchases through 1/13/18.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your kids and grab your laundry, and get started on your laundry for 2018!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
The magical start button. My kids were freaks about it. They actually fought over who got to push it. But hey, the were excited about helping!
I need to go out and score some Tide. That is a FANTASTIC deal. Thank for that and the info on getting the kids to help!
Chelley Martinka says
Love this! My kids are 3 and 5 and help with laundry, from putting it away to separating and helping me fold and put it away.
I think it’s great that you are getting your kids to help out with laundry. I wish I would have done so when mine were younger. Now they are teens and I still do their laundry.
Dawn Lopez says
We always use Tide products at our house because it works amazingly well. I wish I had thought to have my son help with his laundry when he was younger. It’s a great idea!
Lisa Bristol says
I think it’s important to give the kids jobs to do around the house. Laundry is a great one to help with. Even when they’re really little they can still hand you some of the clothes.
Cyn Gagen says
I got my daughter helping with laundry at a really young age. Sure, I’d have to refold some of the washcloths she had folded but it was worth it to encourage her. And when she got a little bit older, she learned some great math skills by matching socks for me.
My kids (8, 6, and 4) totally help with laundry! Mostly it’s just the gathering of the laundry around the house to throw it in the machine and occasionally helping with folding blankets/towels, but I’m going to look into the magic start button. I think they’d love that!
Oh that’s so so true!! You never realize just how much your kids make messes until you have more than two.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
I like involving my kids in daily chores in our house. I want to teach them to help at an early age. I think laundry is one of the easiest chores they can help you with.
Allison Cooper says
Love this! I had my older son start to help me sort whenever he was really young and we sort of made a game out of it.
I’ve always found that our kids can help with more chores than we think, sooner than we think. Sometimes as moms, we think they are just too little to help. My kids do laundry and a lot of other chores, they actually like it.