So I was having a nice ole’ time just reading through some of my favorite blogs this past weekend…. and hanging out on the Internet… when I came across this post by Angie called “Revolutionize Your Laundry” over on Echoes of Laughter that literally stopped me in my tracks! Because little did I know…..I’VE BEEN DOING LAUNDRY ALL WRONG! Say… what?
How I do it….
See- this is how the whole laundry-thing goes down in my house….
Step 1: Assign some “lucky” child the task of gathering all of the laundry, and assign second “lucky” child the task of sorting it into piles based on whites-lights-darks-jeans. (You can base this on whomever was the most poorly behaved at dinner!)
Step 2: Wash and dry the damn laundry. (Mom’s job) Haul clean laundry in baskets to my bed for sorting.
Step 3: Fold and sort the damn laundry (Mom’s job). Put away Mom and Dad’s clothes as you go… ‘cuz hey- that leaves you with 2 less baskets to put away when you’re done!
Step 4: Haul laundry to bedroom. Put it away on closet shelves… and while there, lay out the clothes for the rest of the week (Again, Mom’s job). Yes, I do lay out their clothes for them…. don’t judge. It makes my mornings go a heck of a lot smoother.
Step 5: Stack newly-styled-wardrobe-for-the-week in a bin near each child’s closet door. (MOM! Who else?)
Now….How does Angie do it?
Now to me… this was revolutionary (just like the title says)…. I mean it. Are you ready?
Each child has their own basket in their room. Once a week, Angie goes into the room, takes each child’s laundry separately and washes it, one child’s laundry at a time. If there is enough of an individual child’s clothing- then she might sort it into lights vs darks… but if not… she washes it ALL AT ONCE!
Then she dries it, folds it and puts it right back into that child’s laundry basket and takes it to his or her room for the child to put away.
Am I The Only One Stricken By This Revelation?
You mean if you wash it all together it won’t come out as one bland shade of greige? Can whites ever really and truly be white if they aren’t washed in hot water or with bleach? And are you really telling me that if I return a bin of clean laundry to a kid’s room that they will actually put it away rather than just wearing stuff out of the clean laundry bin all week while simultaneously adding dirty laundry to the same basket? (Because I am fairly certain that if left to their own devices, my kids would wear the same pair of underwear for an entire seven days without thinking twice about it!)
These are BIG questions here people…. and I need to know….. how do you do your laundry?
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