Thursday, May 27, 2010
Lots of people think I'm strange, but I have laundry days. I do regular laundry on Mondays and Thursdays. I try to wash sheets and other bedding on Tuesdays, about every other week or every third week. I wash towels and the bleach load (husband's white work clothes mostly as well as cleaning rags) on Fridays.
When I do laundry, I wash each load and then I fold the load when it's dry. I usually have my children put away their own laundry. I try to do all that in the same day, preferably by dinner, so it's out of the way. It doesn't always get done, I admit. That's the plan, but sometimes the unfolded laundry sits in the dryer or laundry basket until the next laundry day.
Oh, and my kids separate the loads for me. They do it when they put their dirty laundry in the hampers. Yes, hampers. Two of them. One for whites and one for colors. Makes loading the washing machine a piece of cake for me. My mother did this and I borrowed the trick from her. And when I do bedding, I change the sheets before the wash load. That way, all I have to do after the sheets are washed is put them away. The beds already have clean sheets on them. Then the next time, I take the folded sheets from the closet to put on the beds and wash the other ones. A little extra work right up front, but then I don't have to worry about it the rest of the day. I hate it when I don't do it that way because I'm feeling lazy and then it will be bedtime and I'll realize I have to put sheets on all the beds!
So, how do you approach laundry? Is there a method to the madness or not?