homemaking hack #10: the best laundry secret EVER.

This homemaking hack is not for the faint of heart. If you are serious about laundry, please click away now and I'll see you back here tomorrow. :P Even if you're not a laundry fan, this might be too much for you- and I wouldn't blame you at all if you feel squeamish at this one. It's okay. It took me having 4 kids, a big house to keep, a blog, and a couple of part-time jobs to get here. :P

This is one of my deepest held secrets that I'm sharing with you today. I only tell you this so that some who are drowning in laundry may be freed from the shackles of perfectionism like I was a couple of years ago when I figured out this trick. ;)

Here goes nothing... :) 

If you ever wonder how a mama of 5 keeps up with the laundry {on top of other things}, here it is:


Yes, that is our clothing all over the laundry room floor.

Our clean clothing.

No, our laundry isn't folded.

But it is sorted into 7 piles. :)

Most of the time, I don't fold clothes at all. Ever. They go from the dryer to the pile, to the drawer in a few glorious minutes. Yes, they're wrinkled most of the time, but they all end up in their drawers unfolded no matter how long I spent folding them anyway. :) If they're too wrinkled, we'll do some work on them but most of the time, I just have to let go of my inner perfectionism and we roll with it. And the laundry actually gets DONE. Like empty basket done. I love it.

If you're a homemaker {especially a mama of littles}, don't be afraid to break the "rules" you feel like you have to follow. Even if it's just for a little while.

Sometimes you gotta just stuff the clothes in the drawers and let it go, you know what I mean? :) It will give you more time to do important things like play with your kiddos, or just take a shower. ;) It might work for a season, or it might work for you forever.

You don't have to tell everyone your homemaking hack, but hey, if you do, you might just free someone else from drowning in the "rules".... ;)


What homemaking rules have you broken and found yourself loving the "wrong" way of doing it? :)

What's your best laundry folding tip?

Have you ever done the piles like me? :P

81 comments

Nicole said...

Thank you so much for posting this!! It's good to know you're not the only one who stuff's clothes in the drawer just to get them put away!!

Kristie said...

Thank you! This is so refreshing to read. This laundry technique is very real in our home, as well. :)

Hannah said...

I mop my kitchen floor with a wet soapy rag and old pair of flip flops lol. I know sounds crazy! I just step on the rag and walk around the kitchen. I didn't realize how crazy it sounds until I typed it out but it does the trick. With a baby boy that hates to be put down a mama has to improvize. i also have given up on making our bed.

Emily Powers said...

I love it! We practice this too (and I only have 3 littles - maybe I shouldn't admit that!). Thanks for being so brave and honest ;)

Kristie said...

THIS just gives a reason to use the iron....if it is ever really needed. :)

Kristen @ Celebrate Every Day With Me said...

I don't mind washing the laundry, but oh yes, it often sits clean in the basket for quite awhile . . . as in oops, out of underwear - better put the laundry away! Here is my best hack tip...a video I made on youtube. The best part? My kids now know how to do this and they love it (HOORAY!!). http://youtu.be/-PcS-6pxaFQ

Anonymous said...

Ours gets piled on top of dryer if there is no empty laundry basket. My kids do their own laundry now. Started that a long time ago. Running washer and dryer is easy. Putting clothes away is my LEAST favorite job. Nothing gets ironed here either!! Thanks for making me feel better about my laundry "skills"! :)

David, Julie, Dakota, Emma, Wyatt, and Abbie said...

Thank you for sharing!!! I get so frustrated when the drawers of nicely folded laundry get torn apart but this would fix that. I love the idea!!! :)

Crystal McCord said...

I also just take mine from the dryer and they get put in drawers or I hang them. I iron as we wear them. I also started doing the family closet a few years back, so one stop laundry working. Love your blog!

Jennifer Hill said...

You're freaking me out! LOL! I have a thing about my laundry being folded the "right" way. Which of course is some crazy notion in my head that my way is the "right" way but it does fit into the drawers better when I fold as opposed to anyone else in my house of 6 folding them (which I try not to let them do because as previously stated... they fit better when I fold them - no ocd here). I've gotten pretty laid back about a lot of perfectionist things I was doing but I don't think I can mess with my nice neat stacks. Kudos to you! Because really who can tell once the drawers are shut if things are folded or not? And now you can skip the stress of asking your kids a billion times "Why do you think I fold the clothes? Just so they can end up a mess in your drawers?" I love it!

Shelly Spickler said...

Ah ha...I'm such a wanna be laundry guru perfectionist that I fail so miserably and let clean clothes sit until I can get them folded. Maybe I'll try this "don't fold" approach and at least have them put away and out of the way. I love it. Mama to 5 teens & twenty-somethings at home --- shouldn't we have this system perfected by now?

Anonymous said...

Oh my. I don't know whether I'm horrified or want to stand up and do a "Happy Dance". Thank you for being so honest. The truth is: I spend so much time refolding the clothes I've put in the drawer I might as well just save myself a step and shove them in there. Thank you. :)

Danielle Fields said...

ha! i love it! so frustrating how hours {literally..hours if you're OCD like me} are spent folding clothes and neatly putting everything away, and in no time at all it's all unfolded and bulging out of drawers. kids are not the only culprits either!! *ahem hubby ahem* ;) love this! share more, share more!! =)

Anonymous said...

hahah I DO THIS TOO! I boil water in my tea pot and pour it all over the floor and the sop it all up with my White kitchen towels that I bought just for floors so I could add bleach to the floors when needed....then we just bleach the towels and put them back under the sink :)

Jocelyn Dodge said...

Thank you for this! ...that is exactly how I hung my son's clothes - and now I have a faster tip!! :D

Alexis said...

Lysol wipes... not environmental or cost effective but they work! I just grab and wipe- entire bathrooms sometimes!

Anonymous said...

ha we have gone to this too ! The kids throw the clothes everywhere looking for outfits so why bother now they just can throw it all back int he drawer :)

Laurie Byrne said...

Oh how I love you! I have no problem keeping up with the washing and the drying of the laundry but the folding? UGH! Thanks for the reassurance that it's ok! :)

Jennifer said...

Instead of ironing, I just take my wrinkled shirt and throw in the dryer while I do my hair, make up, or get the kids dressed. By that time, it's wrinkle free and ready to wear!!

Anonymous said...

I loved your post. I was not raised that way, and I struggled trying to keep up with everything when my children were little. Then I decided to do the same thing for the same reasons. It worked for us, and that was all that mattered. I figured if someone had the time to look in the drawers, they could organize them. If they had the time to comment on wrinkled clothes, they could iron them. As long as the clothes and my children were clean and we were all happy, that was all that mattered. Once they got older, they were more independent and able to help more with tasks around the house, and then the laundry routine changed.

Thanks for a great post!

Penny said...

Thank you!!! Oh my, my laundry is NEVER close to being caught up and it overwhelms me. There are 11 of us and it can be very crazy. There was so many times I would feel like a bad wife & mom and feel like I should be able to keep up with it. Thank you so very much for being transparent! God bless!

Julie said...

My kids have a clean laundry basket and a dirty one. I have no idea what they keep in their dressers!

Leigh Anne said...

This is fantastic! I waste so much time folding!! Thanks for your honesty :) My new dryer has a steam refresh and I use it all the time.....perfect for those clean clothes that sat in the basket too long!
PS: I'd love to hear the rest of your birth story when you get a chance.....or maybe you posted and I missed it. The suspense is killing me.....LOL!

Bonnie said...

My two boys started doing their laundry at an early age, and while I can't say they ever just threw them into the shelving unit, of course they still get messed up in the process of taking things out. Our family was the masters of "fluffing things up" in the dryer to get the wrinkles out...cause I wasn't about to iron, and neither was anybody else.

Nancy said...

It was very freeing when I decided to just stuff my socks, underwear, PJs in the same drawer without folding or neatly organizing them. I mean, come on, do PJs or underwear ever need to be unwrinkled? And socks...I used to have to find each sock's mate before I put them in the drawer. No more! Now if the mate is found I know exactly where the other one can be found. And if it's never at least the lone sock isn't sitting out on my dryer making me crazy every time I see it. Somehow, certain bloggers end up seeming like celebrities and it's good to find out that they're just normal people, too!

Cassie Deputie said...

bahahahaha!!!!! Brilliant:) You bring a huge smile and a REAL LOL (laugh out LOUD) to my face!

Anonymous said...

My secret is to hang everything up. Of course, I don't hang underwear. I just stack them on on another. By hanging everything up, my children are more incline to wear the clothes. We seldom use up ALL of our closet spac.

If we really think about it, if they don't see it....they won't wear it.

Nana said...

I am a mother of 8, so I did laundry (my three oldest are out of the house now) for 10 people. I keep big plastic trash bins in the laundry room to sort the dirty laundry into by color/care type. When I fold the laundry, if I have enough to go around, I use big laundry baskets and put the clothes for each child in a basket (if they share rooms, all the clothes for that room go into a basket). The kids can take the basket that is theirs and either chose to put it away, or use it right out of the basket, which is what they usually do : /

Tiffany said...

We pre-sort laundry. Baby's laundry get done all together, grown-up laundry is sorted by color (white, light, dark, jeans, linens) as it is used/discarded. I can grab the fullest basket and not have to worry about cramming it all in together.

Beth said...

I also have five! They are 4, 2, 2, and the twins are 10 months so tons of laundry! I keep up w/ the washing, but the folding and then to put them away doesn't always happen. I sort them like you into baskets and often dig out what we need until I can get around to folding everything and eventually putting them away. Of course, when thee\y are folded, the twins just yank them out of the basket. They're doing it right now actually ...

Stefanie Nelson said...

Thank you so much for posting this! This came at the exact right moment. I just sat down, feeling really defeated by housework, especially laundry, when I opened up my browser and your blog was the last site I had open. I have two toddlers and while I DO fold, hang up, and put away things, to see that someone else cant do it all, all the time, was SO what I needed. :)

Katy said...

How awesome for you to share this! Honestly, it would drive me crazy to do it...but that is so great that it works for you! It may be something I would do too if our family was as large as yours! :) there is only 5 of us here...and I do at least a load of laundry everyday. I fold the clothes and then put them in baskets designated for each child. It is their job to take them to their rooms and put them away. :)

Anonymous said...

I gotta be honest....we did away with dressers for the majority of our clothes lol. Dressers hold socks underwear and PJs everything else is hung up. Of course you need closet space to do this but I have found it prevents me from over buying for two little girls. Bonus tip. Polyester tutus don't wrinkle. Lol

Anonymous said...

I wish I could do that. My husband is military man and expects clothes folded in the drawer. Neatly. Now that's not to say my clothes is just throwing in there. Shhh he doesn't know Lol.

Heather Pace said...

That sounds so lovely. A few weeks back, I started noticing my three-yr-old's drawers were starting to look a little messy and assumed it was just because he has started choosing his own clothes. I debated not folding them but knew that wouldn't work because he likes to put up his clothes and won't put them up if they aren't folded. Even the kid's underwear has to be folded in half or he won't take them from me. A few days later, I discovered I was wrong about why the drawers were getting messy when I watched him take some shirts into his room, open his drawer and shake each shirt unfolded before putting it in the drawer. Still think I can just give him a pile of unfolded clothes? Nope. Later, he was putting more clothes up and he dropped some so he brought them to me (upset) and asked me to fold them so I did. Then, I watched as he took them to his drawer, opened his drawer and shook them into it once again. All I could do was laugh.

Veronica Sampson said...

This is brilliant... I don't see the point in making a bucket of hot water/solution if we only have a tiny bit of linoleum in the apartment!

Anonymous said...

I've always hung wet clothes up, turn the fan on in the closet., shut the door. It makes everything smell so nice.

Anonymous said...

We don"t make beds!!!!GASP!!! I know!!! I wash/dry and make the kids put them away. No it doesn't always get put back where it goes,or even leave the basket in the livingroom.

SweetPsNaPod said...

We went to a family closet a year ago. That was the best thing we ever did for laundry! Most things get hung. For the remainder of things, each child has a color coded assortment of baskets (underware, socks, etc). Nothing is really folded in the baskets either. When laundry comes out if the drier I sort it into piles by child and the kids sort it into their baskets. To get out easy wrinkles, I use a spray bottle of water to spray the clothes, throw them in the drier for about five minutes, and all is good to go! ;D Thanks for the honest post! It makes my stuffed baskets cast a lot less guilt, lol.

margriet said...

I like your style. You just removed almost 30 years of laundry guilt from my life. Thank you. :)

sheri said...

The major laundry rule I break is to not turn thing right side out. I raised six kids and everything got folded nice when they were little but when they became teens they do their own laundry. I am pretty sure with at least one of them that nothing gets folded. The other one still at home prefers everything neatly folded like me. :)

Latoya Scott said...

Lol! My husband always teases me because I throw the laundry in the drawers without folding them. My reply is that at least they are in there. If they aren't folded, he likes to leave them in the baskets in the laundry closet and that drives me nuts. It's nice to know that someone else shares my same no folding beliefs.

Becky said...

I am going to give this a try! I have 3 little ones and my current tactic is to do laundry at night while they're sleeping, but this staying up late washing/folding laundry is for the birds! It will take some getting used to since I am very Type A but I'm realizing I just can't do it all the way I want it done, all the time. This sounds great. One housework shortcut I use alot is letting my two older kiddos (4 year old & 2 year old) mop the floors for me...I strip them down to their underwear/diaper, dump sudsy water all over the floor, and give them each a rag. Half hour later the floor is clean and they are giggling like crazy. :)

Ruth said...

This is Brilliant!!!!!! We have so many clothes that get hung, and I hate taking the time to hanger them! Definitely going to try this out!

Anonymous said...

I had a "season" of what I called the "Twin Peaks": Mt Washmore and Mt Foldmore. My husband was a full-time seminary student and worked part time. I worked full time. We had one VERY small closet. The dirty stuff got washed. The dry stuff got piled. The rule was to take it from the pile first. If we had time, we folded and put away. We also used the clothes line for drying/saving money. Those were the days. . . Now my daughter argues with me, "But WHY does it need to be folded?" Hmmm, maybe I need to re-think this. . .

Anonymous said...

I called it the changing room at our house.

I am a mother of six boys. The twins were only eight years old when number six was born. I did laundry morning, noon & night. Everyone had their own laundry basket with names. Rule was you put away your own basket when full....gave up on that rule a long time ago. It became the changing room!

Btw... Underwear and socks were never-ending... Boys do not care if they share underwear.

Mandy said...

hahaha- you're most welcome! we are officially in the stuffer club together! :P yay!

Mandy said...

:D yay! I'm not alone! :D I wish I would have started back when I had one kiddo- think of the hours I would have saved, LOL! :D

Mandy said...

My pleasure! heheh! :D

Rachel Davis said...

Lol, this totally made me laugh because I do the SAME thing and it drives my husband INSANE! However, he is free to fold his laundry if he chooses :-)

Aise said...

waaaaah! I can relate, I can relate!!!! So comforting to know, many moms share the same scenario at home, hehehe!
Thank you for this post =)

Sophie from France said...

Laundry rule # 1: My kiddos are changed 2 times a week only (except underwear and socks, which are changed every day). Wednesday and Sunday. Why wash pants and T-shirts that are not dirty (aka without grass or tomato sauce stain or something else)? Which reduces piles of laundry ...
Laundry rule # 2: Extend the machine properly on the clothesline. Fold once you pick it up. No need to iron.
Laundry rule # 3: Each child is responsible for his laundry (6 children = one day per children). Mama bends back and folds if necessary, but each dish, extends and picks its clothes (well not right now, but I'm starting to get tired of doing for them, therefore, strict application of Rule 3 from now! )

When my children were babies, I bathed them all two days ... a sleeping baby, it does not get dirty, no? (and most importantly, it was very cold in the bathroom!) I just washed with a glove, and they were like that for a long time (except during the summer because there they were full of dirt and dust, because they were playing in the garden!)

Stephanie from CH said...

I have laundry room privil├Ęges in our apartment complex for 4 hours once a week. Happily, my husband works from home, so he can switch it out if I am nursing the baby!

We line dry everything and re-wear clothes a lot! (well, except the baby...she changes outfits regularly from different digestional mishaps.) I usually spend one day washing and hanging, and the next day folding and ironing. I iron my husband's collared shirts (which he rarely wears, happily!), a few of my wrinkle-able clothes, and dishtowels (to save wear on the edges that like to curl up.) We do fold everything because we have such limited clothes storage space in our tiny apartment. If it weren't organized, I would never find it!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! But, then again, I don't think my floor is clean enough for clean clothes piles! hehe. One thing we do to save time on laundry day iswe don't match or fold socks. Everyone- even the baby- has a drawer full of the exact same socks. Reach in and pull out two.

Natasha said...

My newest one just turned 9 wks old Tues, so that's about the way my laundry room looks right now too. :) Everything is clean, just not folded... Our room is quite small though, so laundry for 6 fills it up quickly and I have to carve out time to take care of it.

Anonymous said...

Our family of 7 has a "Community Closet". I took out all the dressers from bedrooms, and replaced them with laundry baskets that we keep in the linen closet down the hall. Everything goes from dryer, to folded, to baskets. Sometimes it gets messy, clothes end up on the closet floor,and hardly ever stay folded long. It is a system that works for us. As for empty hampers, we all do a little jig when we see that happen. :)

Rebecca said...

I am a liberated woman this morning as I sit here, at my table, staring down two baskets of laundry I know will probably not be touched until someone needs something from them. Every drawer in my house is a mess, except for the two top drawers of the dressers belonging to my littlest ones - ages 3 and 5 - for the simple fact that they can't REACH THEM. I despise the laundry chore. I despised it when I was 10 and only had to fold and put away my own clothing. (And not because I don't like washing and drying - it's the sorting and folding and putting away.) I despise it now with a husband and four kids (and #5 coming in May) that produce so much laundry I highly suspect that the clothing breeds in my baskets the moment they come from the dryer. I pressure myself to the point of feeling like a bad mother when the laundry sits in baskets - or doesn't get washed at all because I am hiding from the pile lurking in the laundry room - and for years now I've just moped over my domestic flaws and squelched the guilt whenever I felt spunky enough.

Do you know how refreshing it was to find my way here today to read this post, and to know there are other moms with the same troubles? Do you know the burden that has been lifted off my shoulders in accepting the fact that I CAN wash and dry and sort - but a perfect drawer is not a requirement and I shouldn't feel bad about myself because the drawers are NEVER perfect and NEVER will be? Oh Mandy... I do believe my life has changed this morning. Excuse me while I cry into my coffee and cold toast. :D

kimber1981 said...

IRONING HACK: need spray bottle filled with just plain 'ol water...
1) lay clothing on bed or flat surface
2) spray shirt/pants/skirt/dress/yourkidwalkingby, lightly
3) smooth with hands
4) shake out
5) smile because you didn't use an iron or that expensive spray stuff :)
Works with most fabrics! Good 'ol H20.

Anonymous said...

And to think that women of yesteryear used to iron their undergarments! :-) Makes me feel tired just thinking about it!

Jen said...

Oh golly! This gives this OCD/ Type AAA momma hives but I'm happy it works for you! How do you get past the fact that CLEAN clothes aren't so clean if they're laying on the dirty laundry room floor though?? Thankfully, my kiddos are older and do their own laundry, including folding and putting away! I think there are good arguments to be made for either "laundry system", the most important being that what works for you might not work for someone else and THAT'S OKAY! My clean laundry room doesn't make me a bad mom just like your disorganized one doesn't make you a bad one!

Happy hacking! :-)

Janelle said...

Um, I have 6 kids and have cut kids' clothes collection down to a minimum (10 outfits each) & it's till overwhelming. WHY did it never occur to me to simply put them away unfolded? They just stir the drawers full of folded clothing until it looks like a hurricane got into them anyway. You may have just revolutionized my laundry.

Tam said...

I am so relieved to hear that I'm not the only one who does this. I have the slightly more "classy" version of it (ha) and my kids are older so they can do their own putting away. My version includes 6 laundry baskets with people's names on them. I sort the clothes from the dryer gently (not folding them but not wadding them up) into everyone's baskets. Dad's clothes do get folded and put away. The kids tend to just dress right out of their basket. If the basket never gets to overflowing, the kids often never officially put them away! When the baskets get really full (i.e. on a particularly industrious laundry week) I call them down to take their clothes to their rooms and bring me back the basket. I have clothes racks in the laundry room which are my "closet" so my hang up clothes never leave the laundry room unless they are on my person. Good for you! My philosophy is to obsess about what is important (school, quality time with the kids, healthy meals) and the rest just gets done when and IF possible. Nobody ever died from not having matching socks. I know this for a fact.

halsteadmama said...

My son is going to love you for this post. He does his own laundry and is the worst folder I've ever met. He will thank you.

Crystal said...

As the mommy of a big family also, this was the most liberating post I may have ever read. You're right, the clothes never stay folded once they hit the drawer anyway.

Faith Lohr said...

lol This is a great tip. Especially since most of my clothes end up staying in the laundry baskets. I get so excited when I get 5 or 6 loads done and folded in a day. But then it takes another day to put them all away and that almost never happens haha

Anonymous said...

I bought laundry baskets on clearance at Target ( I love Target clearance :) ) 4 blue ones for the boys, a black for dad, and a gross pink for me. I wrote the boys names on each of their baskets. I sort the clothes into their baskets, unfolded. About 50% of the time they stay in the dinning room that way and the first one to either tell me they are bored or pick a fight gets to put their stuff away in their drawers.

Anonymous said...

I do this too! Sometimes I put my clean piles in small baskets and my older two kids fold theirs and put them away after their homework. When I have time I do fold or lay flat some of our nicer clothes for church so we don't look too wrinkly ;)

Anonymous said...

My best laundry tip.... Family of 11. Each bedroom has a laundry hamper and each bedroom is assigned a laundry day. Monday bedroom #1, Tuesday bedroom #2, Wednesday bedroom #3, Thursday bedroom #4, Friday bedroom #5, etc. The kids have color coded bath towels and hooks in each bedroom. They use their towel and hang it on the hook and yep...they reuse them. Each room's assigned laundry day, the kids strip their beds and make sure all clothes are put in their hamper. I wash and dry and return the clean clothes/sheets to their hamper. They remake their bed and put their clothes away. I don't fold clothes either....if the kids want their clothes folded they will do it. Dress clothes get hung up. I don't even make piles. ;) I have older children though...obviously my system wouldn't work well for very young ones.

Anonymous said...

this is awesome, ifeel so relieved that I don't have to try and be the perfect mom (in sooooo far from it) I can just do the laundry and go. thank you

Tracey Renfro said...

I am sorry but clean clothes on the floor is disgusting, I think I'll continue with my non-biblical housekeeping ways and use the table or bed instead of the floor, yuck

Deb said...

LOVE it! Thanks Kristen!

Kim Barker said...

I am recently a stay at home mom again after almost 10 years for working more than full time and trying to keep up. My saving grace was my HE washer with the delay start timer! I would set a load to wash while I was sleeping and another to wash before I got home from work! I would dry them and stack them up and fold them on the weekends.

Now that I am home, I do laundry this way for our family of five: Beginning on Monday, I do one person's laundry per day. It is usually two loads per person--washed, dried, folded and waiting to be put away by the children (they are teens and are perfectly capable of putting it away themselves.). I do our towels and bedding on the weekend and have one day with no laundry to do! It works for me. :)

angel.tarter said...

Soooo glad I'm seeing this! I fold and put away and before I can put away I have to refold the once folded clothes in my kids drawers. I've been trying to figure out how to get them to understand folded clothes are a good thing but they don't care. (They are 7 and 5) Needless to say its a battle yet to be won! ... oh! I don't match socks! I have a sock basket they all go into. Everyone picks their own each day. If they match, good. If not, that's good too!

626dch said...

We live in a 600 Sq ft house and we don't have that kind of floor space. As it is we have to fold everything into thirds and then thirds again so I can stand it up right in the drawer to see what they have as well as to make sure clothes will fit in the one dresser. The 4 yr old keeps hers clean. Even the 1 yr old is not allowed to mess up her drawer. However panties, diapers, socks and jammies do go in bins unfolded :) personally I would prefer to hang up over folding any day and the family closet is my dream!

Dawn P said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have 3 batches sitting on my bed at the moment. I don't feel alone anymore lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow awesome LOVE THIS HANGER IDEA! Do yoy have it "pinned"?

Shari said...

fantastic! you go! so many times, we would leave the clean clothes in the baskets so long, they'd never make it to the drawers anyway. my hack is that all of our family's clothes are stored in one room. my dresser, the dresser for my 2 sons, and my husband's dresser... all in one room. so i just bring laundry to one place to put away. my dream home has a laundry room/ dressing room. that would be really fabulous.

Ashley Wifey said...

This just changed my life

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I'll need to use that. I never fold.

Stacey said...

THANK YOU for this!!!! I averaged 4- 5 loads a day...just to get frustrated that it never all got done..folded..and put away....now.....FREEDOM!!!! I make stacks of their clothes (at their spot at the kitchen table :)....you wanna eat....take your clothes to your room)....it took me a couple of weeks of guilt....but, hey, I am so passed that now :).....I fold mine and my husbands...and towels....hey, I even made him a pile the other day....I might just be down to myself and towels now....THANK YOU again...love your blog...

Jessica Johnson said...

I am so relieved that I am not the only person who does this. Whew!