This week’s task in the Weekly Household Planner:
Do you do laundry everyday or do you have a specified ‘laundry’ day? For me, I do at least one load of laundry each day, that’s why there are 7 ‘tics’ on the planner. I am able to keep up with the ever mounting pile plus it gives me a sense of productivity. With 6 in our house, there is always laundry to be done!
My tip this week is to find a system that works for you. If you are struggling with laundry, then your system is not working. I shared on a past BlogTalk Radio show a few months back about finding a system that will allow you to do the laundry with less time and less thought. Take a listen to see if my tips will help you out!
If you have children in your home, try this tip:
My kids each have a laundry basket in the laundry room where clean clothes are placed. They are responsible for putting their own clothes away each day. Each of these baskets are a different color, “their” color. Also coordinating are the hangars which their clothes are hung on. When they come into the laundry room they don’t have to search through the hanging clothes, rather they look for their color hangers, take their basket and are on their way. In addition, for my younger son I have put blue painters tape around a few hangars which indicate those items are appropriate to wear to school or church, all other clothes are everyday items. This eliminates him coming down for school wearing a t-shirt that has a hole or stain in it and the extra drama that could ensue with me getting him to change.
My motto for managing your home – breaking up the big tasks into smaller bites. Don’t let piles of laundry overwhelm you and exhaust you!