Thursday, May 7, 2009


So, the laundry has been calling for me. I usually wait until it is piled thigh high in each of our closets and then spend one day washing and five days folding and putting it all away. Only to be discouraged that it all needs to be done again!

My friend Janel tipped me off to a website called FLYlady. Have you heard of her? It's been fun to read her suggestions for keeping up with the housework. Day one...keep the sink shiny and clean. I am on day three and it has stayed mostly empty and sparkling.

The other thing is the laundry. Starting Tuesday, I have done just one load a day. That meant washing, drying, folding and putting away. And instead of sorting all of our clothes into the various colors I now only sort by person. Of course, Todd and I have a white and a colors pile, but all the kids each have only their clothes in one load. So after they are dried, I take the basket into their room, fold and put away in there (less than 15 minutes) and it is done! No sorting, no carrying to five different rooms in the house! My outlook on laundry has changed. It is no longer dreaded, just one of my simple daily chores.

I can do one load of laundry a day. This has lessened my feeling of being hopeless and haphazard homemaker.

Now onto the bathrooms!


Heather B said...

Great tips! I'm going to try them. Mahalo! I'll check out that website too.

Bud said...

Just visualize it this way: laundry is clipart and the washing machine is Photoshop. The controls on the washing machine is the mouse and the folding and putting away is the final print!

Waa Laaaaa!

Janel Ogden said...

I'm glad my unsolicited advice was helpful. I love FLYlady--she's awesome!