The first system I have discovered accidentally is that of having 3 laundry baskets and sorting as I take items off the clothes line i.e. I have 1/2 of the clothes basket for one child’s items, the other 1/2 for the other child. Another basket has all the linen etc. I fold big items like towels and bedding as I take it off the clothes line. Once inside I dump each child’s items in a hamper in their bedroom. This process takes out the step where I dump the unfolded/sorted clean laundry onto the couch or bed, and then face a mountainous pile that leaves me feeling completely overwhelmed as it is normally faced just before going to bed because I have forgotten about it – or deliberately avoided it for as long as I can! You also don’t have to dump clean laundry out if you have other things to get out of the machine – because you have another couple of baskets to use.
After using this system I would not go back to the old one – my husband – bless his cotton socks – got a couple of loads of washing off the line for me the other day and just dumped everything into the basket – as is normal! – and I again had to face the mountainous pile that was dumped on my bed as a result – took me three times as long to process and again – was done at the end of a long, hard day.
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Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be able to share some of my experiences with you, and so look forward to hearing some of yours. My passion is to help others avoid unrequited love, and to enjoy, (rather than endure) their parenthood experience. I am no expert in these areas but want to try and fill in some of the gaps the experts don't talk about, or simply gloss over. I look forward to your thoughts.