The Mountain Called Laundry

January 31, 2013 | Blog, Family, Large Family Life, Living With In-laws, Organization | 0 comments | Author:

Laundry. A necessary evil. I love this subject and hate it at the same time! As our family has grown & changed so has the way we get the laundry done. 

I used to be the only one who did the laundry. Then when I had 4 children ages 4 and under my Mother-In-Law would come over all the time and help with the laundry. She was speedy and could run circles around me with getting laundry washed, folded and put away and the kitchen swept. It was a blessing to have her there, except for those times when I couldn’t find Corrine’s purple shorts because they were in the boys drawers or when Duane’s underwear were a slight pink…but that is for another post! lol 

The system that we used to use for a long time that worked really nicely was I’d have the kids bring their clothes to the laundry room each night and I’d wash 2 loads~.A light and a dark load. Sometimes one that night and one in the morning. In the morning I’d put the clothes in 2 laundry baskets and bring them to the family room and call all the kids to come and get their clothes out of the basket, fold them and put their clothes away. 

The system I use now is my big kids do their own laundry. My 2 oldest even iron their Civil Air Patrol uniforms. My middle kids gather their dirty laundry and take it down to the laundry room where they sort their laundry into lights and darks and put their clothes in the washer then move it to the drier. Once it beeps they take it out and fold and put away. This keeps them from doing a room cleaning which would be gather every piece of clothing they owned and dumping it on my laundry room floor for me to sort, wash, dry, fold and put away. Now it is in their hands and it works quite nicely. 

That leaves me with my laundry, my hubbys and my 4 year olds laundry. =) 

How do you tackle Mount Laundry with your busy family? 


Tricia Dixon~Finding What Matters MostTricia is a wife of 19 years, Mom to 9 children (6 bio & 3 adopted from Ethiopia) who has gone from surviving to thriving, helping others find health in their body mind/heart and financially. Coming alongside helping people to dream big again and to step out in faith and LIVE!  

Having gone from her husband traveling all week every week to living a life they once only dreamed of…they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.


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