Saturday, January 17, 2015
Cleaning Up My Laundry
Laundry is the bane of my existence. I have periodic success with getting my kids to help out but for the most part all the washing, drying, folding, ironing, and putting away are on me. It is a daunting task. There are six people in my family, four girls. One daughter changes her outfits about five times a day. One wears new pajamas every day. One cleans her room by indiscriminately throwing everything in the laundry. I have a husband who wears shirts and ties to work and then changes into home wear (luckily he re-wears that stuff) but it builds up. He also wears scrubs on the weekends and pajamas every night. For your TMI information I sleep in my underwear...mostly for comfort but the more I think about laundry the more I realize I'm doing myself a favor. I have six sets of towels, six sets of sheets, I have dish towels, dish rags, hoodies, coats, a newly potty trained toddler and occasionally I try to cloth diaper. What am I THINKING? So this is my life. Laundry exhaust me. Today I spent the whole working on laundry. I was ironing shirts, switching loads, matching socks (that took about an hour on it's own) and it was sometime in the moment when I trying to shove another pair of pants into my daughters overstuffed drawers that I realized I'm just making my life harder for myself. There are some things I have no control over, like what my husband wears to shirts but my kids having these over stuffed drawers, these I could take control of. So I had my girls come in and we purged the drawers. I just couldn't imagine any situation in which they needed 25 t-shirts. And so I made them cut down, 12 shirts a piece top. Pants you only need six pairs. Skirts you can have four. I mean really why do my kids need all these clothes. So I unloaded the drawers. I'm hoping this will help me out. It will for sure make putting laundry away easier. I will probably still have to wash just as much laundry but hopefully with less clothes I'll have to wash more often and maybe my laundry day will take only half the day as oppose to the whole day of torture I had today. Why do I buy so much clothing. I want to be a minimalist....and maybe a nudist. I honestly can see the plus in that.