Monday, April 26, 2010

A Load a Day

Have you ever heard of the Flylady? She's a Southern lady who developed systems over time to help her keep her housekeeping from becoming overwhelming. She breaks down what could be all day chores into manageable daily tasks that usually only take between 2-15 minutes to complete. I subscribe to all of her emails, but hardly ever read or follow them...but when I do, they are inspirational and helpful. And her website is wonderful...a real lifesaver (if one would follow its tenants...which I typically don't).

One thing she says is, "A load a day keeps Mt. Washmore away!" Now, if this isn't a Mt. Washmore, I don't know what is?

(notice the pile is taller than the dryer!)

These aren't dirty...they're all clean. I may do a load a day, but I RARELY fold and put them away. This is a learned habit from childhood. We did laundry this way at our house (I think I've mentioned this before). And on school days, still half asleep, we would go rummaging through the clean clothes pile looking for something to wear...usually the clothes were all wadded up and wrinkled. But, that's what we did. And I still do it this to this day, and I hate it. I love going to the closet and pulling out a shirt or a pair of pants neatly hanging on a hanger.

I even have them waiting here to hang up clothes as they come out of the dryer.

Or go to a drawer to find neatly folded socks and underwear a plenty! I know it takes a little bit of work to actually reap the benefits, but I'm just not in the habit of doing a load and folding and putting it away right out of the dryer. Another SAHMBIE habit that needs to be dealt with!

So, tonight, I'm going to haul all of the clothes out of the laundry room and spend a good 2-3 hours folding them while watching TV...another old family habit. At least Dancing With the Stars is on tonight (Kate free thank goodness)!

I'll let you know how it goes!


Darcie said...

A day later...and I am confident that you are so proud of your effort and now have all your laundry folded all nicely. Great feeling, huh?

momstheword said...

So how did it go? Did you get 'em all folded and put away? I have a load in the dryer now, just waiting for me to put away. Plus another load that is drying on a rack.

I am trying to get my laundry caught up!

Angie said...

Unfortunately girls, weeks I haven't gotten them folded and put away. ugh!