Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dirty Laundry

 I remember when my mom decided to go on laundry strike.  One day, she had just had enough... and from that point on my brother and I did our own laundry.  It really wasn't that big of a deal for us to do it, but now I realize just how much it helped her out!

About 3 weeks ago, I totally changed our laundry plan. Up until then, the kids washed, dried, and then unloaded clothes each day. The problem was that it was my job to fold them, an the clothes then piled up on my end.  I could not manage the other domestic duties, driving my kids all over the planet, homeschooling, farming, teaching, etc AND get the laundry folded in a timely fashion. The pile became a Jabba the Hutt character, and it would take me forever to get it all put away.

Now, each kid has their own laundry basket (the girls share since they are in the same clothes), and their own laundry day. On their day, they wash, dry, fold, and put away their own clothes, leaving me with mine, Jeff's, towels, sheets, etc.

We wear a lot of clothes... and now, I think I might be able to more easily muddle through this part of motherhood.

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