Confession: I hate doing laundry. It is my Everest (and the piles in my house closely resemble it).
Ten truths about laundry [in our house]
1. When I strip beds for “linen day,” someone will inevitably pee through a diaper or throw up that night. “Wash when needed” is superior logic.
2. Sock baskets [by the door] work waaaaaay better than sock drawers [in a bedroom].
3. Dry clean only REALLY means either a) wear once and never again -OR- b) take my chances and machine wash on gentle. But, my best bet is to leave “dry clean only” items at the store, as they really have no business in my closet, let alone on my body.
4. “Line Dry” really means “lol – Tumble dry extra low”
5. White shirts and pants have no business in my children’s closet, let alone on their bodies.
6. Bibs are great when eating out or at someone else’s house, but “dinner in a diaper” is a superior choice when dining at home.
7. Dreft is a cute idea (laundry soap just for babies – how cute is that?), but most brands “Free and Clear” get the job done cheaper [and better].
8. The more clothes purchased: the greater the laundry pile… Less is more
9. If we have no plans to leave the house, changing out of pajamas is completely optional… and kind of silly.
And last but not least [and certainly the greatest truth in my house]
10. The laundry will never be finished. Ever.