my disclaimer on this one: i am NOT an organized person,, getting organized is on my new years resolution list every year...organization does not come easy or naturally to me, but i have found a few tricks that make some of the messy things easier...especially with so many twerps 'round here.
notice i don't say that i love doing laundry :) but i have finally found a way that laundry doesn't plague my existence as a mom to such a large crew. i was
complaining talking to my hubby about how the most frustrating part of my "job" is that it is never done, there is no payoff of completion. i have even been known to beg to mow the lawn so i could see a job from beginning to end, and see it stay that way for more than a day. anyone out there know where i'm coming from.... the house is never all clean at the same time, my kitchen feels like a short order diner, dishes always dirty, mopped floors are just begging for a spill... i know,,, preachin' to the choir, right?
anyhow so here is my little trick and i love it...
if it's monday....it's laundry day... so as soon as i wake up on monday i gather all the dirty clothes and linens and start a load. and just keep poppin' in the laundry room every hour to start a new one and fold the first.... everyone gets a folded pile of pants, jammies (which i don't actually fold) , and sock & undies ( i don't fold these either). i hang all the shirts. So on Monday evening everyone gets a basket and spends 7 minutes putting their own stuff away and and I am off the laundry clock for 6 more days!
i used to try to do a load a day and it just seemed like I always was doing laundry, feeling guilty about the piles in the hamper, or forgetting that i had a load in the dryer, or worse in the washer.. i just could not keep up. now seriously, i don't fret the laundry process. i am just starting this morning, and i am not cringing at the thought of my obscene piles, because i know they will be DONE today!
I would love for y'all to share your easy tips if you would...anything to make things go a little smoother :)