“can the laundry go faster?”
My son asked me this one morning when he was searching for a particular shirt to wear. For real. And I am fast.
There are 7 people in my family and they are all active therefore wearing several items of clothing every day. And then there are sheets, towels, napkins & dish towels - even the dog creates laundry!
I have thought about asking my family members for help with the laundry. But, I am frightened that it would get all messed up. My husband has shrunk several of my favorites. I would rather have them help me in other ways. Besides, I have a system and it works.
Here are my tips for staying afloat in the laundry room:
In the morning I collect the laundry from the baskets around the house. You might think the kids could bring it to the laundry room. I am not sure what your morning’s look like, but I can barely get mine to brush their teeth before the bus!
Only collect the laundry that is IN the basket. Sorry boys.
Fold right out of the dryer. The only exception here is sheets -they go right back on the bed so you don’t have to fold them at all :)
Put family members clean laundry in baskets for them to take to their rooms and put away. I run a heck of a service, but I will NOT put your laundry away.
No matter what you are doing - the laundry can always be going. I start it first thing in the morning and it goes until it is done.
Tidy tip: in the afternoons I put an empty laundry basket in by the mudroom/ kitchen to collect all of the day’s dirty laundry that comes through the back door.
So “can the laundry go faster?” The answer is no. You are lucky I even do your laundry.