Declare laundry independence!        

Get the kids lined up and ready to do laundry for themselves. 

Use simple show-and-tell. 

Show: how to read the machine dials and clothing care labels, sort clothes by color (lights, darks, brights), figure out how much goes into a small, medium or large load, and measure detergent and additives. 

Tell: it helps to say to kids how well they’re doing as you walk them through their first few loads. 

Next stop: laundry independence!