How do you deal with the dreaded laundry pile?

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How do you deal with the dreaded laundry pile?
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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 2:09am

So how do you all deal with laundry?

Martie, wife to one fabulous man and mom to 8 amazing children
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 3:26pm

Well, I do have to tell them to do it (as in, "You have been in that shirt for two days.

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Registered: 12-09-2008
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 12:16pm

My older kids all put away their own laundry (7,9,10,almost 12) and the 7 and 9 year olds are responsible for loading the dirty laundry into the washer when the basket gets full.

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 2:11pm
laundry ... the bane of my existence. honestly, and this will help no-one at all ... i ignore it until it's crazy huge and then I wash it all and put it all away in a matter of a day or 2 ... =0 I know, doesn't help a soul!!

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Tue, 05-10-2011 - 3:27pm
So do you go to the laundromat or just stay up for 2 solid days???

Tessa
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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 12:08am

ha ha ... no i use my ancient machines and just go to town.

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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 12:38am
How many machines do you have???

Tessa
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Wed, 05-11-2011 - 1:58pm

oh i wish i was one of those that had 3 sets, but i have 1 set of circa 1997 kitchenaids!!!

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Registered: 05-17-2011
Tue, 05-24-2011 - 6:07pm

So how do you all deal with laundry?

Lets see ~ I try to do at least 2 loads of laundry a day. My three oldest kiddos each have thier own baskets. My 16 year old does his own laundry from start to finish. I wash and dry the laundry for my 13 and 11 year olds, they are responsible for hanging and folding and putting away their own clothes. I wash dry fold and put away my 3 year old, DH and my own clothes. Though my 3 year old does help fold towels and washrags. :)

I have found that each of the older children having their own baskets has been a real time saver when it comes to sorting clothes and them being put away.

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Registered: 10-17-2011
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 11:57am

I was 1 of 6, and we always helped do the laundry.

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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 1:14pm

I have certain days for certain things, and do laundry pretty much every day.

Monday is sheets; Tuesday is bathroom laundry; Wednesday is kitchen laundry; Friday is HS's laundry and DH's work clothes; and several times a week I wash the diapers, the little boys' clothes, and my and DH's everyday clothes, but that's on an as-needed basis.