For years my bedroom floor looked like this.
It was covered with huge pile of clean clothes just waiting to be folded and put away.
This pile taunted me.
It heckled me.
It bred overnight. (I swear the pile was twice as big in the morning as it was the night before!)
It ate its young. (And by that I mean my kids’ socks, but only one sock at a time, never a pair).
It wasted countless hours of my time hiding the articles of clothing I was constantly searching for.
But no more! I’m happy to announce that I’ve conquered the laundry pile.
My bedroom now looks like this! And it’s been like this for two weeks now!
How did I do it? Well, I’ll tell ya’ so you can do conquer your laundry pile too!
- Delegate! My 12 year old son is responsible for bringing the dirty laundry to the basement each day.
- Figure out a laundry schedule and stick to it! For me this means doing at least one load of laundry every day and two or more on Saturday. On Saturdays I usually do bedding and towels along with sports uniforms.
- Fold the clothes as you take them out of the dryer! This has been the key to making this plan successful. Once the clothes are folded, I’m motivated to get them put away before anyone (my 1 year old) dumps the basket on the floor.
- Delegate some more! My husband, my 12 year old son and my 7 year old daughter are responsible for putting their own clothes away. I fold and deposit the clean clothes into their rooms and they take it from there. My 4 and 5 year old sons also put their clothes away, but I give them one pile at a time (pajamas, shirt, pants, etc.)
What are your tips to conquer the laundry pile? I’d love for you to share them in the comments!
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