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8 Tips For a Quick and Easy Laundry Routine

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company    for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

8 Tips For a Quick and Easy Laundry Routine

8 Tips For a Quick and Easy Laundry Routine

  1. Wash clothing daily. Some people use hampers and wash the dirty clothes once each person’s hamper is full, but I find it easiest to take dirty clothing to the washer daily. My kids know that every night they need to bring their clothes to the laundry room.
  2. Don’t let clothes sit in the washing machine. I used to be guilty of this. I would wash clothes at night and then forget to move them over to the dryer. When clothes sit in the washing machine they get smelly and then you need to re-wash it. You can save a lot of time and money by setting a reminder that you have clothes in the wash!
  3. Fold clothes right out of the dryer. Don’t let your clothes sit in the dryer or leave clean, unfolded clothes sitting in a laundry basket waiting to be folded.
  4. Separate folded clothes into each person’s laundry basket right away! This goes with #3. In one step, I fold the clothes right out of the dryer and separate them into a laundry basket designated to each family member.
  5. Teach kids from an early age to put away their own clothing. My kids have learned to put away their own clothes. Putting away clothes is my least favorite thing to do.
  6. Have kids put away clothes frequently. There’s nothing worse than a big pile of clothes to put away. My kids put their clothes away several times a week so it isn’t overwhelming.
  7. Use towels and sweatshirts more than once. I was doing a ton of laundry and I realized most of it was towels. I installed a hook in each child’s closet so they can reuse their bath towels a few times before we wash them. This cuts down the laundry so much!
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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Suave Professionals®

I’m always looking for quick and easy hairstyles I can do in under ten minutes. My daily routine, especially when the kids are home for the summer, is limited. I don’t want to fall in a rut of doing the same hairstyle over and over, so I like to try new things once in awhile. The catch is, it’s got to be a easy hairstyle (and beginner).

First, I use the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. This is my daily go-to product and style when I don’t straighten my hair.

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The Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray helps create a loose, textured look with full bodied waves.

Once that dries, I can add a quick side french braid. This hairstyle is easy for beginners. Those of you that do different hairstyles on yourself probably have french braiding down pat, but there are many like me who need a little instruction.

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Figure out how big you want your braid and separate the hair from your part line down to your ear. I just wanted a small side braid to frame my face. In actuality, I chose this type of braid because it is the easiest to do on myself. If I can do it, you can do it!

From there, you take a small section by your part line and separate that into three equal parts, just like a regular braid.

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Start a normal braid for about three sections. Keep going with this traditional braid, but start to add in small sections of hair before crossing the section over to the center. I found that if I go a little faster and not worry too much about having the perfect amount of hair in each section, it is easier.

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I use a bobby pin to pin the braid by my ear and voila! My usual hairstyle with a little flair, but it literally takes no time at all.

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Be sure to use the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo and Conditioner system which provides hair with 24-hour body and moisture that is easy to style.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave Professionals® . The opinions and text are all mine.