Love it or hate it, we all have to deal with it. Laundry. Where does your laundry ‘land’? My laundry lands in a clothes basket and then is folded (either the same day it’s washed, or Thursdays, which I have deemed clothes folding day ‘catch up’) and put away in the closet or drawers. Oftentimes I fold on the bed or couch and then distribute throughout the house as needed. If it’s on the couch, I’m often catching up on DVR’d shows, and if it’s in my room it’s in silence or listening to music turned down low on my laptop at around 5 a.m. Either way, mine gets put away fairly quickly. My husband’s ends up in a basket, folded, and he digs through it. His dresser has been jammed with t-shirts he never wears, etc. and so going through the basket has been a good system for him since he has favorites. I’ve been purging my own stuff over the last couple of years, and encouraging him to, as well. So far he hasn’t been motivated. Well we finally ended up with the motivation the other day–and he put his clothes away and emptied what he didn’t want out to donate!
Recently my husband dug through the giant basket of clean clothes for himself and came up empty of undies. I may or may not have laughed at him. I had just done everyone’s laundry the week before, so I’m not sure how he went through all of them, but I do know that it took a full day to end up with any for him, because we were busy. I’m guessing he may need a few more changes before the baby arrives and lengthens our time between loads further. 🙂 Right now is a good time to snag some deals on undies and the white tees he wears under his work shirts, anyway, so we may have to add that to our shopping list.
We do (let’s face it, I do) sheets about twice a month. As it is, that wears me out 😛 and I wash towels every 2-3 days, and when I was doing diapers full time, they were every 2 days basically, so sometimes we ended up with quite a bit at once, just depending on the time of the week/month–and of course seasonally we rotate through more clothes (mud season, snow season, play in the dirt/mowing season)… so I am really quite liking the ‘folding catch up day’ that I read about at some point in time online. I don’t feel pressured to do a lot of other things that day– because I’m folding laundry that day.
Recently I started having my 4 year old sort her laundry from her sister’s and fold her own. She does NOT like it– and she whines about it, but it gets done, which is the important thing. It’s an important life skill, don’t you think? I’ll have to get little sister onto folding wash cloths, soon, too! She’ll have to start pulling her weight 😉
What about you? Do you have a system or day you do certain laundry? Some people move piles from room to room, others seem to never un-pile after a vacation or when seasons change, still others do so much (like changing sheets ALL THE TIME) that I wonder how they EVER unbury…. so what’s your laundry style, and where does it land?