My laundry piled up daily like Mount-Never-Rest for years as I processed clothes from dirty to clean for 9 people from little to big. Flylady says to do “One load a day to keep chaos away but I would have to change that up to “Four loads a day keeps chaos away!!”
Washing laundry for a family with 7 children (or how ever many you have) is no small feat. If you have just two children, the laundry piles up. Who knows where it all comes from. If you know, please tell me!!
You might do your laundry once a week like my grandmother did around a hundred years ago. Hey, I’m not old, just that my mother was the youngest in her family and I am next to the youngest. That makes both my parents and her parents more than 20 years older than us. Well, I must not digress.
I have lived where I had to go to the laundromat, where the washer and dryer were in the kitchen, schoolroom, and now I have a room tucked around deep in a partially finished basement (that means it is cement.) You might find your situation similar to one of those. I have learned in whatever state I find myself in to be content. One thing about contentment is that you find what works best for you.
If your machines are in your kitchen either keep the area neat and clean and/or put doors there to cover the machines.
Get ideas from Pinterest that fit your laundry area but don’t covet spend, be thrifty.
I didn’t spend a dime.
I used left over paint.
A big white board -my husband was given the white board at work.
A butcher-block kitchen table serves as a place to fold clothes (this was our first kitchen table.)
- A throw rug adds color to the cement floor and keeps my feet warm in winter.
I have established that I have had lots of laundry for years and I am assuming that you do too. We still have enough laundry to keep me busy for a good part of the day, most days.
I spend quite a bit of time down in this little room in the basement and I’d rather it not be like a dungeon. That will make my mood and thoughts spiral.
By doing a laundry room makeover, I can turn it into a pleasant ‘Mom Cave’ (You’ve heard of ‘Man Cave’s?) that will uplift my spirit and turn my heart towards God as I fold and iron (yes, I do iron) the clothes.
Have you done anything to change up your laundry area and make it a pleasant place to pass the hours?
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