Jessa Duggar's Laundry Hack Is Perfect For Moms With More Than One Kid

Jessa recently shared a video on her Instagram page that showed how she keeps her 3-year-old son Spurgeon busy while she's with her 2-year-old son Henry and 4-month-old daughter Ivy, but how she encourages him to help out around the house as well. If there's one thing the Duggar family knows, it's how to effectively delegate chores. After all, growing up in such a large family means there is no end to the cooking and cleaning and laundry that needs to be done, so teaching each family member at a young age how to pull their weight is important.

As the Duggar children are growing up and starting their own families it seems they also know the importance of delegating and teaching children how to help around the house as soon as possible.

Jessa Duggar, the fifth oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's children, is a married mother of three young children who knows how overwhelming it can be to try to do everything around the house by herself. But she did something different this time and it's a great hack for busy moms.

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Jessa explained in the video that while she was busy putting her two younger children down for naps, Spurgeon alerted her that her washing machine cycle had finished. "Spurgeon shouted from the hallway (which is also our laundry room), “Hey Mommy, it just beeped!”— meaning, the washer‘s cycle was finished," she wrote. "He LOVES to help me move clothes from the washer to the dryer."

Taking advantage of her toddler's love of helping with the laundry, Jessa decided to let Spurgeon transfer the clothes all on his own since she was still busy feeding little Ivy. "I told him he could go ahead and transfer the laundry while I watched from the bedroom," she said before adding, "He opened the washer door, and worked item-by-item until it was all switched over."

Despite dropping a few items on the floor, Jessa wrote that Spurgeon was "So proud of his accomplishment! This was his first time to do it all by himself, and he was super excited."

Jessa couldn't help but feel pride that her son wanted to help out and explained the value of accepting that help as well. "I know as a parent, it’s easy to rush around, doing a bulk of the work by myself because it’s way faster. But little kids love to take part in meaningful tasks with mom and dad. It’s good for us to slow down, let them come alongside us and feel the satisfaction of being our big helper."

Spurgeon is definitely at an age where he is eager to help around the house, and Jessa seems happy to let him. She recently shared a video of her eldest child vacuuming writing, "There’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help. It’s so sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend “helping”, but really doing something that helps out the whole family." She added that "there’s a sense of importance and belonging and being needed."

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There’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help. It’s so sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend “helping”, but really doing something that helps out the whole family. Playing together is fun, but even the cleanup can be fun if we do it together. 👦🏻💙 There’s a sense of importance and belonging and being needed. Sometimes as a mom I have to pause and remember this. Yes, it may take 5x longer than if I did it myself, but they find it exciting to help out and lend a hand. We definitely need to encourage this and not squelch the excitement. Spurgeon wanted to vacuum the rug this morning, so I showed him how to get started, and then he took over. I stood there in awe watching this determined little guy. After 10 min of going in circles and stopping to inspect for any missed spots, he had the whole thing spotless! Wiping down the table, putting away toys, dumping ingredients and mixing in a bowl, grabbing a diaper for the baby, loading spoons and cups into the dishwasher— they’re eager to take part. As they show interest in household tasks, there needs to be less of sending them off to play, and more of bringing them alongside us and involving them in what we’re doing. At first, tasks will be joint or may require our full supervision, but before we know it they will be older, competent, and be able do these tasks on their own— and do them well. My mom modeled this beautifully. “There’s a window of time where they’re eager to help. Capture it. Don’t squelch it.” ☺️❤️

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Her fans couldn't agree more and applauded the mother of three for encouraging her son to help out and applauding the toddler for being so eager.

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