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Lots of Laundry and Looking Back

Friday night, five loads of laundry done…the life of the working mom, well any parent for that matter. I don’t mind doing laundry. I don’t mind folding laundry. What drives me crazy is putting it away. A year or so ago I posted about how I was going to make the kids start putting their clothes way. Epic fail on my part. I don’t make them do it every time. Occasionally, yes. I’m just not as consistent as I want to be.

So I’m going back to Project Put Your Clothes Away!

Are any of you with me?

11 thoughts on “Lots of Laundry and Looking Back

  1. Sounds familliar! Everytime I need the washing basket to carry a new load of washing, I take the (clean and dry) clothes which are already in there and dump them on the bed to put away later. Of course I NEVER get round to doing that and so each night I have to spend 10 minutes actually finding the bed under a huge pile of washing before I can go to sleep. The clothes invariably end up on top of the dresser rather than being put away, therefore, and the same thing happens night after night for weeks on end…

    You’ve inspired me though – I’m going to train my three year old to put his own clothes away (and in fact ours too!), thanks!

    Love the post x

  2. I’m the same exact way. I hate putting it away! And I try to make Brandon put his clothes away but he does such a sloppy job they get bunched up and wrinkly. Wrinkles drive me crazy!

  3. With three kids, 4 if you count the hubby, I’m ALWAYS doing laundry. I have tried to no avail to get anyone else to put away their own clothes. If you figure out the secret, let me know!

  4. Yes! Sucks that it’s usually easier to put them away yourself than you have ‘help’–I’m at the stage where the bots can bring their dishes to the sink and ‘help’ make beds. The one time I had them help put laundry away, I think kind of a laundry fight (think pillow fight) ensued. Just not so helpful. Good luck. I have faith that delegating is good for everyone.

  5. The hardest part of watching the kids put away their clothes is that by the time they end up in the drawers, they are not as neatly folded as when they came out of the basket. You have to bite your tongue and hope they don’t look like they’re wearing slept-in clothes when they finally get around to putting them on.

  6. I feel your pain. We counted that I did almost 30 loads of laundry last week. I try to get the kids to put them away, but they never do seem to put them all away and then I’m just rewashing clean stuff that was scattered on the floor. I’ll join you in that operation for sure!!

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