Sort, Fold, Go! Arm & Hammer Visa Gift Card Giveaway

This giveaway is closed! The winner is Jamerican Spice who commented, “I have little ones, so at this time. They help out with putting their dirty in the laundry basket and after washing, they help folding and putting away. They love to help out now so it’s no fuss.” Congrats! I’ll be giving away two VISA gift cards every month this summer as part of the Arm & Hammer Switch & Save Challenge.

As I write this post I have set forth a decree that generations of moms have summoned to their children—CLEAN YOUR ROOM!

Unfortunately, the (literal) mighty load of laundering clothes typically falls on my shoulders.  I know I tend to be territorial about sorting and washing clothes, but I can encourage my girls to help put away their clean laundry. My girls are 6 and 9 and love sports, so I make it a competitive game of sorts by turning on a timer and seeing how fast they can race to put away their clothes. And yes, points are taken away if I find socks in the t-shirt drawer.

 

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It’s alive!

Do your kids help out with laundry chores? Leave a comment about how you encourage your kids to help out with the laundry at your house to be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card from Arm & Hammer. I’m one of 20 bloggers participating in their Switch & Save challenge this summer and twice monthly I’ll be giving away Visa gift cards! I’ll draw a winner from all eligible comments left on this post by midnight CST Friday, July  1!

For up to 2 additional entries total (please leave a separate comment for each of these that you do):

  • Like my main blog page on Facebook (BlondeMomBlog.com), where I post feeds from both my blogs
  • Leave a comment on another non-giveaway post here at Savvy Housewife (how about this Arm & Hammer post where you can learn more about their $25,000 sweepstakes)

Winners will be notified via e-mail and will have 72 hours to contact me or I will draw another name. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Church & Dwight Co., Inc, the maker of ARM & HAMMER branded products, who is compensating me to try different products. Save $1.00 on any 2 ARM & HAMMER Laundry Detergents. And be sure and head over to The Switch & Save Challenge for the chance to win $25,000.

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  1. I “encourage” the kids to help first by putting their own clothes away. Then I start with them folding and putting away towels, helping carry things from the clothesline, sort laundry, and eventually, doing loads themselves. We also have lots of laundry with a famiily of 5 sometimes 6, so having the kids help out lets them take part in some of the responsibility of family life, and also helps them get ready for doing their own later!

    Thanks!
    KellyH

  2. bribes work (allowance, or that toy they really want), and routinely instilling the idea that a clean house is better than one filled with dirty old junk
    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

  3. like you on fb
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  4. My daughter’s not quite 2, but she enjoys putting clothes in the laundry basket (and pulling them out!)
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  5. like you on fb
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  6. jennifer horn says:

    My daughters all help with laundry as part of their daily chores. Even the 2 yr old helps by putting up towels, socks, etc. They get an allowance for helping out.

  7. jennifer horn says:

    Like you on FB.

  8. Karen Reyes says:

    I have 3 boys, ages 17, 6 and 3. The 17 year old washes his own clothes now, but I’m pretty sure they don’t get folded. :) My 6 and 3 year old boys love to help me fold their clothes because they’re small enough for their hands and easier to fold than my clothes or my husbands. They also help me sort the socks and love to see who can sort the fastest.

  9. Karen Reyes says:

    I Like you on Facebook.

  10. My children are both pretty small, but they help me by always putting their clothes in the dirty hamper. Then when I hang the clothes out to dry they help me by handing me the next article of clothing to hang up and handing me the clothespins.

  11. I like you on Facebook
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  12. Christy says:

    I fold the laundry and put it outside their bedrooms in the hall for them to be responsible in putting it all away. During the summer, they help fold some loads of laundry during the week to help out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Julie L says:

    Yes my kids help out with laundry by doing their own which is a tremendous help
    tahnks

  14. Julie L says:

    like u on fb Julie Scott Laws

  15. My kids help a little with the laundry, but I need to get them to help more. They each have regular chores they do, but I do the laundry for the most part.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

  16. I follow you on fb (jody g h)
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  17. I commented on the arm and hammer post.
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  18. CherylS22 says:

    It’s just my husband & I and he does help with the laundry – up to a point! He’ll usually do his work clothes, but everything else is my responsibility.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. CherylS22 says:

    FB fan of BlondeMomBlog.com (Cheryl S)

  20. I have my 10 year old put away her own clothes.

  21. I liked your page on FB

  22. I have little ones, so at this time. They help out with putting their dirty in the laundry basket and after washing, they help folding and putting away. They love to help out now so it’s no fuss.
    JamericanSpice´s last blog post ..To Love And Be Loved As Annabel Lee

  23. I do the laundry during the week, but I expect my foster son to help once a week, on Saturday. I do not want him to end up like my male relatives, who weren’t taught how to do laundry, or cook or clean up after themselves!
    He is involved in activities during the week, so I don’t expect him to contribute during the week. When he came to live with us he was close to being held back for another year in school, so we focused on his academics rather than emphasizing chores. Now that he is caught up, we do expect him to do chores.
    What works for us is to with hold his computer games unless he helps with laundry. That usually does the trick!

  24. I’m a FB fan (Mari Doug)

  25. I commented on the Arm & Hammer post you suggested.

  26. After numerous times of finding my children’s just cleaned laundry in the dirty laundry hamper (without having been worn), I finally made them each responsible for doing their own laundry, and even assigned a specific day that they had to do their laundry on. Now if they have nothing clean it’s their own fault! Of course they are teenagers so are fully capable of doing their own.
    Theresa J´s last blog post ..Frugal Experiments from around the web (weekly roundup) – 7/1/2011

  27. Carmen Q. says:

    My 5 year old helps me fold the laundry

  28. Carmen Q. says:

    Like you on FB

  29. over the years I have learned the best way is to the cloths out of the dryer while they are still quite warm fold them up fast and later when you use them they always have that just out of the dryer smell,and no wrinkles thanks, arm & hammer has been a part of my like for 53yrs love their products

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