Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How We Handle Laundry

I' m not sharing this because I think everyone else will need to follow our schedule, but because this type of organization does not come naturally for me. My natural tendency is to let things get to emergency status. "Who needs socks and underwear today?" Well, in an effort to stay ahead of "mount laundry" I have posted this daily laundry schedule on the refrigerator. What would we do without a refrigerator to stick everything on?!

When we follow it, we all have clean clothes and we feel in control of the laundry. When we don't, it gets away from us quickly!

Everyone keeps a basket or two in their room to collect dirty clothes. It is easier to wash, dry, and put away clothes from each bedroom than mix everything together.

EVERYONE helps with laundry. There is no other way to keep up. Tommy (Daddy) is a huge help with laundry. Our kids learn at a young age to run all appliances;)

Monday-Mom, Dad, and Rose

Tuesday-Abby and Anna

Wednesday-Wendy and Lily

Thursday-Jacob and Samuel

Friday-catch up day, sheets and towels

Towels and cloth diapers are done as needed. A load of towels are done almost everyday. The number of loads done daily varies. Yesterday five loads went through. We have two washers and dryers, one set upstairs and one set in the basement. We are trying to hang dry as much as possible to cut drying cost.

I hope this is helpful to someone else. It is so simple, but not for someone as organizationally challenged as I am!


Mother Hen said...

Your laundry schedule looks a lot like mine. I'm like you, this doesn't come naturally, but only after years of letting it slip and being unhappy about it. So, to stay happy, I do more laundry on schedule. I have only recently learned to not freak out if I get a day behind. I know I'll catch up. Breathe in, breathe out, gotta go get a load outta the dryer now, bye.

Sarah said...

I wish we had a laundry schedule but it's mighty difficult to have one when we don't have a washer or dryer in our apt.

That means I wait until Joseph is home to do any laundry so I don't have to carry down laundry down 3 flights of stairs with my 2 year old!

But we are hoping to start looking into buying a home so maybe that will change soon.

Beth said...

I am impressed! I am so not organized. I suppose I would be if I had 7 children though! Thanks for visiting my blog. I will be back to yours for sure :)