I try to do laundry every other day - usually one or two loads. I have a 3 bin vertical laundry sorter (like this one: http://www.shopzilla.com/8N--Triple_...oid--249387351 only not so big or expensive!) in my laundry room, and the kids and I *always* put our dirty clothes straight into it. No reason to mess around with different hampers - and this way I don't spend time searching around for clothes when I'm ready to wash. If the clothes aren't in the hamper - too bad, so sad! The top bin is for whites, middle for darks, bottom for lights. It helps that my laundry room is on the second floor, right by where the main bathroom and the bedrooms are. Kids get their PJ's on at night, dirty clothes get taken immediately to the laundry room. When each load comes out of the dryer, it immediately gets folded, and everything gets laid out on my bed. Every night, along with brushing teeth, putting on PJ's, going to the bathroom, etc. each child is responsible for taking their things out of my room and either putting their clothes in their drawers, or laying the things that need to be hung up on their bed, and I hang them up for them when we go to their room for prayers. When I do towels, they immediately get hung back on the towel rack, because everyone uses the same ones week after week (everyone has their own color). I hate to fold sheets, so as soon as I wash and dry sheets they go back onto the bed. Unless someone is sick at night and they need changed immediately, or someone wants a different set of sheets for a specific reason (like switching to flannel in winter) - we pretty much use the same set of sheets until they die. My friend teases me and says that I am obsessive/compulsive about my laundry, but in a home with four kids and only one adult (me!), if I didn't have it organized, I'd probably be insane!
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2/12/05 at 6:25pm