Well about a year ago a friend and I jokingly decided to start an Organization Accountability Partnership. We decided to start with our laundry rooms and you can check it all out here and here and here.
Are you noticing that there were no final results????? Yeah, I know. Don't start something you can't finish.
Well shortly after the completion, I found out I was pregnant and I just had bigger fish to fry, or larger loads to wash. (har-har) Sometimes I just can't resist.
I found the "after" pictures on my computer, but I decided to take new ones. I can honestly say that I have kept up with the organization, and since No. 2 was born, I have found a laundry system that works for me.
Here are some current pics. They are in "real" life, no airbrushing.
|I love the mail organizer...it also holds thank you notes you should have mailed months ago.|
|baskets starting to overflow...time to purge them.|
|The dryer basket holds detergent and stain removers...and the occasional misplaced item.|
I have made it my life's mission to keep this from being a Dumping Ground. Now we dump everything in the kitchen, but that is a whole 'nother Oprah!
Now my secrets to laundry success...
Wait for it.....
Wash one load of laundry EVERY day.
(ok I know there are some days that a load doesn't get done)
Dry said load of laundry the same day.
(This seems simple but for me I was doing a lot of rewashing because I would a forget a load about a load and it would sour)
Fold said load of laundry the same day.
(Can you say wrinkled EVERYTHING???)
Put away said laundry the same day.
(We have been known to use the baskets as a closet, wearing straight from the basket until it was empty. I am not kidding. Please tell me I am not the only one!)
I know it sounds so simple for most folks, but this was an AH HA moment for me. Seriously, this is what has kept me from having a terrible attitude about laundry. Yes, it never ends, but it has to be done. Doing a little a day takes the crazy away. (for me)
It also helps if your kids stay out of the baskets and don't dump out the freshly folded clothes. Freshly folded...who am I kidding??