Friday, September 19, 2008

My Nemasis



Meet the thorn in my side. Laundry is one of those jobs I never seem to be able to keep on top of. These pictures don't even show how bad it usually is. i struggle with keeping it all done. I just got my laundry room finished like a week ago. Before then it was literally a whole in the ground!! Now it is bright and beautiful and I want to keep it looking nice and clean, and free of clothes all over the floor. I try to put laundry in daily, but then I forget that it is in the washer, then I forget its in the dryer, then I forget I need to fold them, then I never put them away. I would love any advice from anyone who has the whole laundry thing figured out better than me. Or those who just want to empathize with me. I need a system!!

10 comments:

Merilee said...

Jenny, I completely understand what you are talking about! I HATE laundry, and always seem to have a pile somewhere. I used to do the whole load-a-day thing, but I was always forgetting that laundry was in the wash, and then it would get all moldy smelling and I would have to wash it again. Recently I switched to doing it all in one day, and for me that is seeming to work better. It is kind of an all day process, but while it's running I do other things, so it's not so bad. I just fold it all at the end of the day. Hayden loves to help me fold the laundry, so we do it together. Enlist your kids to help you fold and put away. Good luck! Do what works for you and stick to it. You can do it! Conquer the laundry mountain. haha :)

Merilee said...

by the way, your laundry room looks great, I love the happy yellow color!

Andrea said...

We live out of piles of clothes on the floor. What - you think we have a closet?
BTW - aren't laundry room sinks the best!?

Frog Family said...

I commiserate with ya sister. I feel the same way. I finally get it all caught up and then all of a sudden it's right back. Kind of like the stinkin dishes. Ahhhh what would I give for a maid. Well since that's not ever gonna happen at least I know someone else I can whine to about it. Have a happy or not so happy laudry day.

Malisa Karren said...

I have had several people tell me that they fold their laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer. I seem to think that I have to fill all my laundry baskets heaping full before any can be folded. Lately I have been having the girls hang their shirts up but they never seem to make it to their closets but that does help a little. As soon as I am rich, I am hiring a maid!!!! Now go fold a load Ha ha. I need to so the same.

NAT said...

I don't have any advice, 'cause I'm the same way. Your laundry room looks cute, though. Did you paint it yellow so you that you could feel happy about being in there? :) Yeah, laundry sucks. That's all there is to it. I actually just folded some towels and it's 10:30 at night. It's a never-ending chore...

Ginnie said...

Just be glad yours is contained to just the laundry room. Mine is in the laundry room, in the halls, in the bathroom, in the bedrooms, in the toy room, outside.... pretty much everywhere.

Jenny said...

Thanks for all the advice, and sympathy. I guess some day it will all come together!!

Chelsea said...

You and me both. If you find something that works, let me know. BTW your laundry room looks really clean.

Shannon said...

Oh jenny! There are no answers dear! I say do it only once a week and make your family HELP! Watch tv while folding it makes it more enjoyable! Love you!