Living from the Laundry Basket

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Laundry is going to be the death of me. Okay, so that might be a little bit dramatic, and very much a first world problem. But, I know some of you other moms can relate with me on this! I hope I’m not alone in this!

 

My family lives from the laundry basket! We do the laundry. As in, we wash the clothes. But getting it put away? That’s another story. Sometimes, it doesn’t get put away. We simply pick our clothes out of the pile each day deciding last minute if we have time to iron it. If not, it just goes back in the pile and we pick something else out. The pile is so BIG, so overwhelming. The thought of spending an entire hour folding clothes is enough to make us leave it for another day.

 

Here’s the other problem. Once you do the laundry, there is always more to be done. It is NEVER. ENDING. Why put away all the clothes when there will just be a new pile to put away the next day? Ahh!

 

Please Lord, encourage my husband to do the laundry today. I pray this prayer a lot, and I know he prays it about me too. When one of us finally does fold the laundry it’s like we deserve some kind of award or something. I folded the laundry today! What a great accomplishment. Oh, wait, there’s another load to be done now.

 

I will soon be a stay at home mom and I know the laundry duty will be on me. So, I decided I need to have a plan with laundry that will actually work for me! Here’s are my goals.

 

Let me just note here that I am very much of a Type B personality. I know you Type A people are laughing at me that I am not already doing this but hey, I’m trying my best!

Wash Less

We wash SO. MANY. CLOTHES. Pajamas? Put them in the wash. Towels? Wash them. Got a little dirt on your shirt? Take it off and wash it. Played outside today? Change your clothes for nap time and again when you wake up. Clothes on the floor for no reason? Put them in too.

No longer. My new plan here is to wash less. If my daughter wore something for half a day and it isn’t filthy? It’s going back in the drawer. If she tries on three outfits in the morning I will use it as an opportunity to teach her how to fold them and put them back in the drawer. My kids will wear the same pajamas more than once unless they get dirty. I am determined to WASH LESS.

Going along with this idea, I also want to have less. I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe which you can read more about over at Pinch of Yum.

 

Wash More Often

My next goal is to wash clothes more often. Instead of doing a huge load every week, I plan to do a small load every day or every other day. I know you may be thinking, what a waste of water! But, we probably have enough laundry to do a small load each day using less water in each load. This way I will have a smaller load to fold and put away. My hope is that with smaller loads, it won’t be as intimidating and I can fold it and put it away in a timely manner.

Which brings me to my next goal.

 

Fold and Put Away Immediately

My next goal is to fold and put away the clothes right as they get done in the dryer. Not only will this prevent the clothes from getting wrinkled but I won’t have to worry about setting aside an hour or more to fold clothes. I also won’t have to worry about growing piles of clothes laying around the house.

Change My Mindset

I know I will never truly enjoy doing laundry, but I also know I need to change my mindset. Instead of dreading laundry and putting it off as long as possible, I am looking at it as a challenge to get done quickly. If I keep with my schedule, it shouldn’t be as dreadful.

 

 

 

                    

 

 

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Mommy Moments #248

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Welcome to Mommy Moments! It is a blessing to look back on the past several years with all of our co-hosts, guest hosts, and community of moms linking up to encourage and challenge one another. It’s worth so much to know that moms have been blessed and maybe felt a little less alone in doing what God has called them to do. Thank you all for using your writing to be a blessing to me as well as to the hundreds of other mamas who are reading it. I’m thankful for each of you who have made this link up possible!
It’s no secret that motherhood has its seriousness and frustration as well as its joys. That’s why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let’s join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

 

How not to ruin your marriage doing DIY projectsThe top viewed post from last week belongs to Megan from “No Small Life” and her post How Not To Ruin Your Marriage Doing DIY Projects. I don’t know about you all, but this post was written for me. Doing projects alongside a spouse can be stressful on a marriage, especially when there are children involved. Megan gives some fun and helpful tips for keeping your DIY projects from negatively impacting your marriage. If you didn’t read it last week, makes sure to check it out and leave Megan some love!

 

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Our Family Favorites in May

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I have decided to start a monthly post about my family’s current favorite things. It may be a product or an activity. I am an Amazon Affiliate and do receive a small fee if you happen to click on and buy something from one of my links. However, I will only ever recommend or write about products we use and love. Enjoy! 🙂

 


My Personal Current Favorite:

 

The Nespresso Machine is by far my favorite product. I look forward to my drink every day! I love the OriginalLine Nespresso: Arpeggio, 50-Count is my favorite espresso to buy. You do have to order the espresso online, but if you have Amazon Prime it can be shipped free in two days! This particular model also comes with a milk frother, which I can’t live without.

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My Husband’s Current Favorite:

 

 

When I asked my husband what his favorite thing was right now his response was, “just you.”  Aw, how sweet. So, I decided to choose for him. One thing he wants to do is master is the art of smoking meat. I have to say, he’s pretty good at it. So that is why I chose his smoker. Yumm.

 

My Daughter’s Current Favorite:

 

My daughter got a few princess dresses and a dress up tub a while back for her birthday. We recently pulled them out and now she wears them constantly, even when she goes to bed.

 

My Son’s Current Favorite:

 

We were actually given a turtle sandbox from some family members. Today I went and bought sand for it and my kids loved it. Max (my 1 year old) was thrilled with it. He loved trying everything his sister was doing. I’m sure you’re wondering if he ate the sand. Yes, he did, but after trying it once, he didn’t do it again. 🙂

 

My Wish List:

 

Outdoor rocking chairs have been on my list for a few years. We have outdoor patio furniture, but I would love a few chairs for our top deck so we can sit and watch the kids play. Our other patio furniture is not the most comfortable so I want these to be something we can relax and unwind in at the end of a long day!

 

That’s it! Our family favorites for the month of May consist of a lot of outdoor activities.  I’d love to hear your family favorites right now! Share them in the comments below!

 

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