Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Wash, Fold, Repeat
Laundry, like sanctification, is a continual process.
It's true. Especially if you have little people around. Their laundry seems like the most difficult to me. Not that their's is all that hard to clean it just seems like there is just SO much of it no matter how small the load. It probably doesn't help that I let it pile up because they both have SO many clothes they could go awhile without washing. It's a vicious cycle that I am trying to break!
Before we moved the chore of laundry was the easiest for me to keep up. It also helped that I loved my new washer and dryer (I still do.) However, since we moved and especially since Miss A arrived on the scene laundry has been hit and miss. It's sad really. This week has been the beginning of new habits and getting laundry back on track has been one of those things. Granted we are only on Tuesday but it looks good so far. We will see how I am doing come Friday. HA!
There are times that I end up doing laundry all day. Not really my cup of tea. Although, if that is the place that I have worked myself into then I need to suck it up and press on to get the job done. FlyLady has recommended that if you do a load a day you will keep Mount Washmore away. I tried it before and it worked really well for me. For us, it can be more than one load a day but it beats five, six, seven... or more all in one day.
Here is what our schedule looks like:
Monday - Shirts, Diapers*
Tuesday - Whites
Wednesday - Gentle, Diapers
Thursday - Kids
Friday - Sheets, Towels, Diapers
Saturday - Pants, Any Catch Up Laundry
* These are the days we wash diapers when using cloth. It may or may not require more washings depending on how old baby is and how many diapers we have in our stash for that particular stage, etc. But this is usually what it looks like. Is it weird that I was WAY better at keeping up with laundry when the cloth diapers were in play?
The whole routine may look different for each person. Shirts are usually sorted in lights and darks. However, these mostly comprise of Husband's work shirts and generally can fit into one load. There will come a time when I sort by color the girl's clothes but right now they go in together and only sorted by if the belong to Miss L or Miss A. Sometimes it gets mixed but that's not a big deal at this point in time. Obviously Friday is a big day but I would rather have the extra family time on Saturday.
What does your laundry routine look like?