I am behind again! Our school days are taking me much longer this year than in years past. Plus we have cross country practice three afternoons a week and piano lessons once a week. Thankfully, Jimmy has been off once a week since we began school, and he will continue this schedule for the next few weeks. I am going to have to use that day to play laundry catch up each week.
To make it easier, I am sorting the clean clothes as I take them out of the dryer into 8 separate baskets: one basket for each member of our family, and one basket for those miscellaneous kitchen and cleaning towels. I know it seems like I should just fold each load as it dries, but I really cannot make the time for that during a school day right now. I run to the laundry room for a couple of minutes 2 or 3 times a day to switch out the loads and sort the dry clothes. Then I run back to do school with the children. Having the clothes sorted by family member makes it so much easier when I have the time to fold them. Plus, when I ask the older children to help me fold, each person can fold their own clothes.
Someone asked me why I don't just let the girls do the laundry for me. Well, for one, they already have about 1 hour of chores each day (more on the weekends when we clean house). Also, they are doing school, practicing piano, and running. They are always willing to help me when I get way behind, but I am reluctant to add folding clothes to their daily chore list. Actually, I like folding clothes. I really don't mind doing this chore. When I do get the clothes folded, I put them into each person's laundry bucket, and then they all put away their own clothes.
The system works, I just have to do my part!
I'm off to fold clothes right now.....
how about you? Do you have any laundry tips that you want to share?