Oh the laundry

It is inevitable. Laundry will always be in my future. I have four kids and a husband so there always is laundry. My tweets and facebook updates usually include “trying to catch up on laundry”. I have tried to come up with a few plans to make it work better for me. Only wash on certain days. Doesn’t work. Have kids help. Works sometimes but not enough. I fear they will break my 10 year old washer and dryer. Have different baskets to help with sorting.  I do have a towel basket on top of the dryer. That kinds of works. At least all the dirty towels are in one place.  A few weeks ago I bought each of the kids their own hamper. So see, I am attempting to becoming a little more organized. It does make it easier to wash and dry all the clothes of each child seperately and return them. Getting them put away is a different story.

I can remember a few years ago when I convinced my husband to build me a laundry room on the main floor of our house. It sounds funny to even think about it now. My reason for getting behind on laundry was because it was a lot of work running up and down the basement stairs. If  he built me a new laundry room, laundry would always be done. Ha! That is so funny. So glad I can laugh at myself.

I have a new plan now. You know to help keep my sanity. A week before school starts I am going to the laundry mat. Yep, I am going to pack up all the clothes, blankets, sheets and curtains. And washing them all at once. Then get them all dried at once. It will be so worth the peace of mind. I am going to do this every few months.  I can see it now. Everything washed, everything clean. It is going to be so nice, lol.

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  • Reply Leigh

    I can’t imagine the laundry four kids can produce! My two keep me busy enough with it, my goal lately has been one load a day. Good luck!

    August 6, 2010 at 9:40 am
    • Reply Tricia

      A load a day is a good goal. At least you are always putting a dent in it! I never would have imagined it would be this much laundry!

      August 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Joanna @ FeedingThePrices

    That’s not a bad idea!

    August 7, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      It just makes so much sense!

      August 8, 2010 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Anjanette/MommaYoung

    Oh I feel for you. I call it my laundry monster. The only things that have helped me has been for me to admit I will never vanquish this beast, but have to learn to live with it. Also, I do at least two loads a day, even on weekends, yuck I know…

    Good luck with your new plan. 🙂

    August 11, 2010 at 9:39 am
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