Let's face it.
Laundry is not at the top of MOST lazy moms list of things they love to do.
I guess I kind of go through spurts with it. I'll be on top of things for a while, say, when my sister comes and does all my laundry for me. Then, one busy weekend and BAM! I'm back to scaling Mt. Washmore.
Yesterday I received the bestest email from lazy mom Jen. It was all about how to overcome your laundry pile. And I would just be absolutely positively remiss if'n I didn't share her fabulouso ideas with all of you'ns.
Here's what Jen had to say....
Laundry is the bane of my existence. Kicking laundry's butt has become a favourite hobby of mine.Isn't that fabulousness? And isn't her last statement so true? "If you are a cheerful lazy mother most people don't mind at all."
Laundry the lazy way- I have eliminated all unnecessary folding, sorting, etc. Everyone at my house loves clean sheets and towels but that is a huge time sucker. Sheets get stripped, washed and tossed in their very own laundry basket - no folding, and stowed on the top shelf of the bedroom they belong in.
If I'm extra lazy I pile them one on top of the other in the corner til sheets are changed again. Basket of towels in, basket of towels out, the basket of towels fits perfectly on the linen closet shelf. If you need one, you grab it out of the basket. Its not folded but its clean. So now I don't whine about people dropping their towels and not hanging them, or refusing to reuse - if I don't have to fold them, it bothers me much less.
I do not fold dish towels, face cloths, rags, underwear, socks....the only thing that I fold is hubbies t-shirts cuz I haven't found a hanger that works for that.
Hanging everything else on hangers is much faster than folding. If anyone wants their laundry it is hanging on the rod in the laundry room. Some family members want their stuff in their rooms so they truck it back up the stairs. Other lazier family members just dress in the laundry room. There is a basket for each person with their underwear, socks, bras in it.
So, eliminating most of the folding in favour of the faster hanging and eliminating me putting away people's laundry has made me a much happier individual. If you are a cheerful lazy mother most people don't mind at all.
That should be a sign hanging in my house somewhere.
Thanks for sharing your great laundry tips with us Jen! I always love hearing how you lazy moms out there get things done. Or not.
Cause let's face it, the first one makes great tips and the second one makes great confessions. So either way I'm good.
What ways do you make laundry more bearable in your home? I'd love to know!