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Keeping up with Mount Washmore

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Oh how to manage LAUNDRY?  My least favorite task is this never ending chore. 

I’d rather mow the grass or shovel snow.  At least that stays done for a while.  Every time I turn around I find a dirty sock ora shirt that is shed when some one is hot. 

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Kids = Laundry

I don’t like having a bad attitude about this chore but how to make it more joyful?  How to turn a chore in to a blessing?  I do love having clean laundry when I need it but how to not feel like it is a heavy burden? 

I needed a plan.

 

Laundry Plan!!

A very wise friend shared with me over a year ago how she keeps ahead of the accumulating loads.  She has 8 kids, so she should know right?

Each child gets a day to do their laundry & at their house one other load—whites.  She only buys white towels by the way. 

We’ve arranged it a bit differently but it works for our family.

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Monday—Mom & Dad

Tuesday—Megan

Wednesday—Joshua—yep my 8 year old does his own laundry

Thursday—Elizabeth

Friday—Mom & Dad

Weekends are reserved for if Michael brings his laundry home from college or if not then we don’t do any.

The kids share the whites/towels/sheets on Wed & Friday.  It is part of the chores that they do. 

When I couldn’t do the stairs they girls did my laundry as well.  

They handled it wonderfully!

Benefits of having a Laundry System

  • I love knowing that when they leave the house they will be able to handle their laundry.
  • It is awesome to not have the entire responsibility of the family laundry on me.  I don’t refer to the basement as the dungeon quite so often now!
  • Each day the washer & dryer are empty.  The load(s) are completed and there are no sour smelling clothes to deal with the next day.
  • No blame.  If my clothes aren't clean--well it's my own fault.

So that is how we roll with the laundry here. 

How do you do keep Mount Washmore under control?  I'd love to know!

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