Friday, January 28, 2011
What am I doing today?
This looks like a mess, or that I've let things go, or that I have a major problem on my hands.
But I don't.
I only wash clothes once a week. On purpose. I used to do a load every day. But, I soon realized that walking up and down the stairs and emptying laundry baskets everyday was just not my cup of tea.
This works much better. One day a week I sort the laundry (today it was in the dining room). The boys help me gather laundry baskets and sort clothes, and as soon as my coffee is done the first load goes in. I usually end up with six loads.
The laundry gets folded on my bed, and then sorted into baskets (a sight to see--I will post once I'm done). Luke empties his own laundry basket (Hallelujah for Fours!), Mark puts his clothes from the bed into their respective places, which means all I'm left with are Paul's and my clothes to put away.
This is a system that I have near perfected in the last year and half, and it frees up the washer during the week for non-clothing items such as towels, blankets, and sheets. I don't buy paper towels, and with two messy dogs and two messy kids, there are a lot of extra wash rags during the week.
There is a blizzard here today (something I'll post later), and laundry is about as exciting as it's going today in the Great White North.