Let me start off by saying, "I don't like doing laundry." It's mindless and, like dishes, it is done daily. That is my life. So now and again, I try to come up with new ideas to make my life easier. I mean, come on, aren't we all?
With that said...
It occurred to me last week that all of my kids were old enough to separate laundry, even my two four year olds. They know what is white and what has color in it. I figured it was about time to make my life that much easier. So, I took out the big laundry basket under the desk and replaced it with two trash cans that I had NOT been using downstairs for the same purpose. (And yes, I do not separate dark and color clothes, deal with it)
I am happy to say that it has worked like a charm. The cool thing is one full bucket DOES equal one full load. It's nice and easy to ask the older ones to carry down a full basket and dump it in the washer. I think I may even type up an instruction sheet on the wall so they can start the laundry themselves without having to ask me ANY questions. (If I do, I'll post later!}
So there you go. The latest thing I'm doing to make my life and laundry just a little bit easier! Do you have any ideas for me? I know I could use all the help I could get!!!