I think my mom did a great job of teaching us household work.
From as young as Grade 1, I remember my mom making me handwash my own socks when I came back from school. And mind you, I was 5 turning 6 in Grade 1!
Dishes as well, I remember washing dishes from a young age, even when we had a helper. To this day, my brother automatically washes the dishes when he’s at my place.
I would love to pass this on to our kids, my kids are definitely overdue by my Mom’s standards! 😀🙈
LEARNING HOW TO DO LAUNDRY IN 4 EASY STEPS
So, yesterday we learnt how to do laundry!
And we actually made it a part of our homeschooling day. (Click here to read our post on “Why We Homeschool”)
They’re lucky enough to live in the washing machine era. And the OMO Auto Liquid made things even easier.
Firstly, I created a poster for them, explaining the different steps of doing laundry:
STEP 1: SORT
- First, I taught them how to sort the laundry: into whites, light colours & dark colours. Not before they threw the entire pile of laundry on the small ones 😀
- The process was easy and understandable enough to everyone but Inala (3 yr old), who was there sorting either way 😀
STEP 2: WASH
- We then learnt how to wash – I taught them how to load the laundry into the washing machine & add the detergent & softener.
- We used the OMO Liquid with added softener, which is one less step in the process, so that made it easy enough even for the boys. And it makes my life easier too, cos I have 1 less thing to buy 🙌🏾
- I also explained the water temperatures for the different colours – that we use hot water for whites, warm/cold water for light colours & cold water for dark colours.
STEP 3: DRY
- Next up was drying the clothes. Some of you might have dryers but we don’t so we hang our laundry outside.
- That was Kumi’s department, the only one tall enough to reach the washing line at the moment 😀 but Inala helped 😀❤️
STEP 4: IRON & FOLD
- And the last step was packing the clothes away. Aunty usually does the ironing but she’s already done a great job of teaching them how to fold, so that was easy.
Ok, that’s pretty much it. If you’d like to use to the poster I created for the kids, you may download it here.
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