What Works, What Doesn’t: 2
Posted April 17, 2008on:
I’ve been doing my laundry on a schedule since I discovered flylady several years ago. I set up the schedule around laundering my daughter’s nap mat cover from her daycare so it would always be ready to go – and I’m still using the same system, 5 years later.
This means I do “lights” on Saturday, “whites” on Tuesday and “darks” on Thursday. I choose one other day to do sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels, etc. as needed. As a working mother, I have found this to be a lifesaver. I don’t even have to think about it anymore; once it became a routine, I was set! Of course there are times when I get off-schedule (travelling, illness, losing my focus, etc.) but I find it very easy to get right back on track. And it prevents spending the weekend doing laundry. And now for . . .
What Doesn’t Work
One terrible habit I’m still trying to break is not putting the clean laundry away promptly. That basket will sit for days sometimes! I don’t know why I do this; I guess putting laundry away is tedious, and who wants to do something tedious, especially when you have to do it over and over?
I’m about to go put load of laundry in the dryer and I’ll have just enough time to put it away before I have to go out!