Monday, April 23, 2012

Make Your Last Day of Vacation Laundry Day!

As a follow up from my post last week about organizing baby/toddler laundry while traveling, here's a quick little tip to further tame the laundry beast.

Make your last day/night of vacation laundry day.

We did this for the first time during our trip to Madeira Beach in March. We had already decided we were going to order takeout and stay in on our last night, hopefully putting the Arrows to bed early so that we'd all be well rested for our flight home the next day. Our rental property had a small washer and dryer (another benefit of renting!), and as we began to sort through clothes to pack up, I suggested to my husband that we do a load of laundry.

In full disclosure, my husband was the one who actually carried out this great idea and washed and dryed all of our laundry that evening. (He's a keeper, folks.) This meant that when we arrived home the next day, there was NO laundry to sort through. We just unpacked the contents of our suitcase directly back into our closets.

Big Arrow helping with laundry at the ripe old age of 1. Start 'em young!
It was so nice not to face the mountainous pile that usually awaits us, and doing laundry while on vacation didn't really involve much sacrifice. We were sticking around that night anyway, and it was just a couple of small loads.

This post is a part of Travel Tips Tuesday at Suitcases and Sippy CupsWalkingon TravelsOne more laundry-inspired post next week!


  1. I love this idea! I have always been so happy when I take the time to do laundry before I go home. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Great idea! Having a washer and dryer is definitely a big advantage of renting instead of staying in a hotel - I've never been this organized though. :)

  3. Yep! We do too!! It makes it so much easier to unpack clothes back into drawers!