Because I've got my eyes straight up, all up on that prize, I just revamped my laundry flow.
You're on the edge of your seat, I'm sure.
We want to start working towards the girls handling their laundry soonish so in an effort to do that AND because it just made sense, I decided to put us on group laundry rotation. Up until now I had just been doing all the laundry 3x a week, but this led to a big pile for everyone to put away those days and a lot more sorting for me. Now our schedule is as follows:
Tuesday/Friday: Boys and misc laundry room shiz
I realize this gives me more laundry days overall but the amounts are much more manageable (maybe only a load a day compared to the 3 or more that I had been doing). I also was needing to come to grips with the fact that I needed a laundry day over the weekend and, as much as I hate laundrying on weekends in general, our grown-up clothes are so much more appealing to wash on a Saturday than my kid's. No offense, kids.
On the days that we are home, or if afternoons are chill, I am having the girls manage their wash. They can pop it in before school in the morning, I can switch it out midday, then they fold and put away in the afternoon. Not only is this THE BOMB, but I'm hoping to God it inspires them to wear only 1 measly outfit a day and stop stuffing clean things into the hamper when they "clean up." So help me, baby J.
Anyway, is this post a SNOOZE or is it a snooze??
The most exciting thing of all is that I got a new washing machine and it comes on Friday. My current machine is from 1972 and while it works like a horse and is cute, it doesn't give two shits about stains. When Kirby told me to just go ahead and get a new one I actually cried. And then I went and bought the biggest, most gigantic machine I could squeeze into our laundry room. And I can't wait. (***the things that make me happy cry w/ 7 kids LOLOLLLLLL***)
It's so big I could probably stuff 4 children inside of it. Don't worry, I won't.
Another revamp I'm trying to get at is a little folding table set up with a basket for each family member underneath. I'm thinking maybe a situation like this?? So that I can fold > place in bin > that's it. Love this industrial hamper, too. I currently have one similar to this but in the XXL version which is... a lot. Also, how cute are these?? (So much cheaper than the West Elm version). What to do... what to do...
ANYWAY THAT'S THE STORY OF MY LAUNDRY. I'll keep you posted bc I'm sure you can't wait.