What is it like at your house? Everyone’s strategy is different. Mine has changed as our family grows bigger. I’m sure it will keep changing as my children grow older. I can’t wait for the day that they can help and not make a mess in the process! I used to put away their clothes. Their drawers were so nicely organized. I decided earlier this year that they’re old enough to put their clothes away themselves. Now their drawers are a huge mess. They have to spend time digging around to find anything, but you know what? I’m ok with that now. I need to learn to let those things go. And I am.
I try to keep my laundry schedule the same each week, but it differs by what is going on each day. I usually can stay pretty close to the schedule I have set up. This is what it looks like:
Monday- Boys clothes & bedding
Tuesday- Mine and Mark’s bedding
Wednesday- Boys clothes
Thursday- Towels (This is actually a free day. If I need to wash towels I do. If I need to wash other stuff I do that.)
Friday- Boys clothes
Saturday- M&M’s clothes, towels, whites, blankets
So that’s my wonderful week in Laundry. It doesn’t always go smoothly and I NEVER fold it the same day I wash it, usually. Let’s take yesterday for example. I washed the boys clothes, but then I had to run Tinners to the doctor so I didn’t start the boys’ bedding. I knew I’d forget to finish it if I started it. Then it wouldn’t get dry by bed time and I’d be in BIG trouble!! I made one smart decision yesterday:)
This morning I washed the boys’ bedding
and some towels because Tini (my 14 month old) threw up his milk last night. Yuck! I did that in it’s own load. I planned on doing 4 loads today. The boys have a lot of light weight blankets so I usually do a load for those separate, which you can see above in the picture. Very exciting stuff! lol
I was going to wash my bedding, but I got it all together and took a picture and it is still sitting upstairs on my bed waiting to be washed. After dinner I will most likely just end up remaking my bed and putting it on my to do list for tomorrow. See what I mean about every day is different? No matter what I do to keep it the same and get everything done my plans don’t always work out. I wish my husband understood that more!!
I recently went to my in-laws NEW home, which is not entirely new, but it’s new to them and I think built in the last 5 years. It’s GORGEOUS!!! I’m totally in love with it! My favorite part? Was seeing how she had everything set up. I loved admiring her laundry room whice was all finished and she had just painted the walls a pretty light blue. She has 2 cupboards and then some shelves that she had Dad put up. And of course there were bins to organize everything. I NEED to get my laundry room organized!! I was going to focus on other aspects of my home in my new found desire to organize my home, but I think I want to get my laundry room under control. I’ve been saying this for the past 2 and a half years that we’ve lived here and I’ve done bits of it here and there, but I never FINISH it all the way.
SO my goal for the month of October is to organize my laundry room. Here are some pictures of the before:
This is the entry. The furnace is off to the left there and then I have my shelves with food and cleaning supplies etc. Like I said it’s not very organized so they’re all mixed together.
Shelves with food storage and boxes and cleaning supplies and who knows what else is in here!!
I absolutely LOVE the built in shelves!! I just need to organize them better! I want to get bins and some of those can consolidator things. We’ll see. I imagine I will have to give plasma a bunch before I have enough play money to do anything with!:P
And here is the wonderful area where my washing and drying goes on. It’s ugly. I know. I’m working on it.