Here are a few of the things we do to help keep washing dishes and laundry under control. Everyone has a cute towel on a hook in their room that they use after bathes and then hang it back up. It really cuts down on towel washing. After doing laundry we put them on a shelf in the laundry room under the child's name then they all have to put them away (usually about 1 to 2 times a week.) For the little ones they all have a water bottle on a shelf in the frig with their name on it. It cuts down on dirty cups and if they are thirsty they just help themselves. (We do lots of water at our house).