I have a problem.
I hate doing the laundry.
We are not allowed to use the word "hate" around our house...but I honestly can say "I hate laundry!!!" If I could afford to buy a new outfit for every day for the rest of my days, I would. Or if I could afford for someone to do my washing and drying and folding and putting away for me, well that would be great too.
I just have a second problem...
I'm broke. There is no room in the budget for a servant girl for Mich. Believe me, I've crunched the numbers in hope plenty of times. I get the same answer every time... Mich, you are stuck doing the laundry, like every other good wife and mom. UGH!!!
Today I spent my whole labor day, laboring. If you have read my previous posts, then you know I have a very sick hubs in the house. I did my best on conquering my mountain today, on the off chance, that I catch the dreaded "bug" myself. (As of right now, I'm still feeling fine, but thanks for asking.) Five loads later, I'm still not finished and I realize something has to be done. I am getting "sick" and tired of doing the laundry, flu or not!!!
So, I decided to ask all of you, my good friends for a little help. If I had the money I would fly you here to help me out, but I guess I will have to settle for a little advice instead. PLEASE let me know how you keep on task and on top of the laundry at your house. I'm always curious how others with very active families (my son changes clothes more than once a day!!!) and teenagers (my daughter, with the clothing laying all over the room, clean and dirty mixed together!!!) and husbands (who like to leave their socks by their chair in the living room.) accomplish the never ending task of washing. Any advice on how this very disoraganized mom can better conquer this mountain, would be appreciated!
My second question is this...
Part of my problem is that my washer and dryer are in the hall. I don't have the luxury of a laundry room with a door, where "piles" can stay hidden. In fact you have to walk in front of my appliances to get to the hall bathroom. What a welcomed sight for visiting guests. I've thought of putting some kind of armoire in the hall and fill it with hampers. But other than that I'm out of ideas. Any suggestions? I would love to hear them and all the ways you keep your dirty duds organized...
So, come on friends, send this very frustrated mommymaid, some much needed advice and a few secrets of the trade. Thanks!!!
On a side note... thanks for all your sweet wishes and prayers for Kevin. I think we are over the worst, but he still is not feeling up to his old self. Tomorrow is going to be hard, for we will be heading back to work and school and he has to stay home, by his self. If you know my hubby, he doesn't like sitting around doing nothing and certainly not alone. Now we are just praying the rest of us don't get it. Thanks again for the prayers!