Climbing the Laundry Mountain
Laundry, everybody's favorite chore to love to hate!
#1) Put the baskets where the laundry piles live
My family is constantly changing their clothes...all over the house. I have no idea why- but if you were to ring my doorbell unexpectedly, there's a good chance that someone in this house would be in a state of semi-undress. So- I keep laundry baskets upstairs near where the kiddos get undressed at night, and several baskets in the main floor laundry closet, near where people randomly change their clothes throughout the day. Having the laundry actually end up in a basket helps me to see how often the laundry needs to be done. Which leads me to #2...
#2) Start the day out right- with a load of laundry
I do laundry almost every single day. I've found the way to keep it from becoming a mountain is to attack it while it's still a molehill. So almost every morning while the kids are watching their morning cartoons I grab one of the laundry baskets and throw a load of wash in. It's usually ready to be moved to the dryer before we leave the house for preschool, and then it's ready to be folded by the time we return later for lunch.
#3) Multi-task for fun
I hate ironing. But I do love me some trashy reality TV and quiet alone time. So- when I get a chance to steal some quiet moments away (in my room, TV on, door shut), I don't even mind that I need to multi-task by ironing a few shirts. I tell my husband that the kids need to leave me alone because I'm ironing and I don't want anyone tripping over the cord, bashing into the board, and burning themselves...but really it's because I need to be able to hear what Tyra thinks about that photo on ANTM.