How do you deal with the dreaded laundry pile?

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Registered: 09-27-2002
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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Registered: 05-15-2003
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 2:06am
I have a new laundry system that I am loving. Every morning, as part of their morning chore pack, one of my 3 oldest (this alternates) picks up everyone's dirty laundry, sorts it and starts the largest load. After breakfast I move it, after lunch I fold and move again. In the afternoon, my 4th oldest, brings everyone's individual bins in, we sort all the clean clothes and he delivers them to the bedrooms where they are put away by their owners, or me for the very littles. With this system, all the laundry is done every day. The only draw back to this has been that we do not have enough room in our drawers!! We have gotten rid of tons of clothiers, you just don't need them when you don't have a pile of dirty, unwearable, things. I just decided my attitude about laundry would be similar to my attitude about dirty dishes... Just do it, don't leave it for tomorrow! The small individual bins are very manageable, becaus you only have a day's worth of dirty clothes. The laundry gets clean because we are properlly sorting and washing each load, and don't overfill the machiine. We do not do any laundry on Sunday. Molly mom to Drew Zach, Ella Daniel Toby David Jeremiah ? 8/8/12
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Registered: 01-18-2008
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 3:51pm
I like your idea! That gets a lot of kids involved. Great!
Rachel Mom to five great kiddos and one angel in heaven (MC @ 9 weeks) Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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