About 2 months ago I decided my new goal in life was to be the best homemaker I could be. This meant doing my best to be a good wife, a good mom and keep this house under control. I have discovered many tips, secrets and ways to make this work without being consumed by the tasks. So I introduce you to my brand new meme Homemaker Monday.
Homemaker Definition: A homemaker is a person whose main job is to take care of his or her own family home and children. Traditionally, the job of homemaker is done by women and the job of provider is done by men, but both men and women can be providers and homemakers. ~Wikipedia
None of us are perfect. All we can do is do our best. I invite you to participate and come link up every Monday with your tips for managing your household and being the best homemaker you can be.
In my house laundry is the bane of my existence and I know I am not alone. I think every housemaker, wife, person can agree with me that it is a never ending battle. Typical laundry in our house looks like this.
Step 1: Wash
Step 2: Dry
Step 3: When you are in desperate need to use the washing machine again empty dryer contents into a laundry bag.
You then use this laundry bag to select your clothes from every day. OK so this isn’t how every house works but I know many homes besides my own works this way. Many times my mother has come to visit and spent hours folding the bags upon bags of clean clothing that I hide in my closet. It always ends the same way “Now Nolie, I got you started, how about you keep your laundry like this”. I always reply yes mom but then rinse and repeat.
So today’s Homemaker Monday tip: Listen to my Mother!
My mothers way to do laundry.
Step 1: Wash load
Step 2: Dry load
Step 3: As soon as dryer is done fold your laundry and put it away.
This is actually working for me. Today I did all our laundry. The kids were in bed so putting it away is not going to happen right now. HOWEVER I sorted all the clothes into baskets based on rooms they are to go into. So now tomorrow when the kids are awake it will take me 10 minutes tops to get all the clothes put away. This makes the task of laundry so much less daunting as everything is done in little steps. It is a bonus though that my basment/laundry room is finally clean and organized. I was able to sit on the love seat listening to music while I did my folding.