laundry advice

i've had a few people ask me how i do my laundry. in conversations with other moms, we talk about how laundry day feels so laborious. one of the worst things about laundry day is how you have to stop whatever you're doing at least 3 or 4 times a day to fold the clothes that just came out of the drier.

so i have a tip for those of you who are overwhelmed. i started this about 6 months ago and it has made laundry day 100% more enjoyable.

i wash and dry a load and throw it on the bed. as i bring the loads into my bedroom throughout the day, i make a pile for each person in the house and a 6th pile for towels. then i close the door and ignore it until i bring more clean clothes to the pile.

at the end of the day, i have 6 neat piles of clothes to fold. i turn on the tv after the kids are in bed and start folding. i put the piles away after they are folded one by one. (for example, after i fold all of luke's clothes, i set them by his door so i can put them away when he wakes in the morning). most days, ron folds his clothes and the towels alongside me. so we get to catch up from the day and accomplish a task.

happy folding! ☺


BKicklighter said...

I LOVE that you have a laundry DAY. Seriously? One day????

Penny said...

No, not one day only. But I don't do a load every day like some people do. I wait 3 or 4 days until it starts piling up then do it all at once.