Tuesday, December 22, 2009

the laundry!!

This one will be quick, nevertheless... I will post. :) Working a split shift today, so while baby and I enjoy Jenny Craig meatloaf, I will blog. Hehe.

Today's plan is to get the house pretty decent for the homecoming of my brother, sister, and mother-in-law. I realized today when I walked into me & Caleb's bedroom that I need a better system for taking care of my laundry. Not just ensuring that I'm always doing it, but finding a place to place the hamper where the clothes will actually get into!! I find that my husband and I tend to just take our clothes off after work and then throw 'em wherever we are. Then, of course with my schedule it hardly ever gets picked up. Until I see the mess, I'm ready to do laundry and then the mess is still not cleaned up because I'm seperating clothes and I pile 'em up around the room. :l By that time, it's so much that I can never seem to have Caleb & my room be "an oasis of relaxation" like I want it to. I was thinking about purchasing two additional hampers and seperating our clothes as we take them off (e.g. whites, darks & jeans, brights & towels) To make this system effective, however, I have to make sure my husband cooperates.

Any ideas from any bright women out there?

Our very messy bedroom. :(

1 comment:

  1. I think having three separate hampers is the best system, though I have yet to employ it myself. I am stuck doing laundry at my in-laws' right now because our dryer doesn't work and it has been [literally] freezing out lately (so I just have to squeeze mine in whenever their busy family of 10 isn't occupying the washer!). But, if you have three hampers that hold about one load of laundry, you sort the clothes into them (and, if hubby won't put his in, you could make it a habit to do it for him) and when one gets full, you just do that load.

    And, one helpful thing is to just force yourself to fold & put them away when they're done. After all, wadded up clean laundry, though more useful, isn't a whole lot nicer looking than wadded up messy laundry. ;)