I don’t think there is any chore harder for a mom to keep up with than laundry. Even if the hamper is empty, there are dirty clothes on the children’s backs! I’m the oldest of 8 and was always in charge of a lot of laundry growing up. Now that I’m married and have two boys of my own, the piles of laundry are small in comparison, but so are the number of hands to help with the job. Our dirt clothes hamper quickly becomes a laundry monster to be reckoned with.
You see, I do have a schedule set for myself. I do laundry on Tuesday and Friday. I don’t like having it piled up over the weekend and making me feel like I should be conquering it instead of
playing outside gardening. I also like to make sure my husband’s work pants from Friday are clean by Monday, so jeans are my last load on Friday evening. I do about three loads each of those days. My 6 year old helps fold his own laundry and small things like dish towels and washcloths. But, I wondered, how do other people tackle the laundry monster?
Angi gives several really good methods and schedules that have worked for her over time. Why several? Cause as your family grows, your kids mature, and then some leave the nest, the best way to do laundry changes. Right now Angi’s in the stage where her kids can do their own laundry, so she schedules days when they can use the washer and drier. We did this when I was growing up and I can tell you, it really really helps!
In a story format, Angi tells about the girl who learned to overcome the laundry monster.
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