The Laundry Enemy

Oh laundry…you are quickly becoming my enemy! I have always loved doing laundry, especially neatly folding everything.

It seems like lately if I can remember to wash before my husband runs out of underclothes I’m doing good!

Then once I get things washed I often neglect the folding!

And then once they’re folded they just sit!

Here’s the evidence:

What’s not pictured is the other laundry hamper in the closet…yeah, it often looks just like this!

Here’s more evidence from earlier this week! (And I realized I’m also sharing the fact that my bed was never made!) Notice that the whites are somewhat molded in the shape of a clothes basket! Yeah, they stayed in there that long!

Another shot of our mess! But if you look very closely on the pillow you will see progress: one folded handkerchief (I am a hankie user!)

Ah, baby clothes and kitchen towels awaiting placement in their proper “homes”!

Once Paxton moved to his crib over 2 months ago the pack ‘n play just stayed…John David has lowered it though, if it was up to me it’d still be like this! And, I’ve found that it makes an excellent “laundry catcher” for those nights when we just want to push the clean clothes off of the bed but not into the floor!

Of  course I have much better things to do than keep up with the laundry these days:

This little man doesn’t care about clothes! He’s just happy in a diaper! (And I have *mostly* mastered doing the diaper laundry, thankfully!)


16 Replies to “The Laundry Enemy”

  1. I am right there with you! Sometimes, if I can just remember to turn the laundry, then its been a productive day! It's amazing how much laundry one little baby can produce. I have to do a load everyday or we are drowning in dirty clothes!

    1. Yes it is amazing how much a little one adds! To stay on top of the laundry, I also would have to do a load every single day! Oh well, I'm loving this season of life and I know I won't have regrets about choosing snuggles, rocking and playing over laundry!!

  2. I am right there with you on the laundry… If I get it washed and folded, the boys always seem to unfold it all before I can put it away…
    I despise laundry. I would rather clean bathrooms, than do laundry.

    1. Funny you mention bathrooms, I *finally* cleaned our bathrooms today (it had been weeks…eww…) I really do like doing laundry I just can't seem to stay on top of it! And I haven't even thought about kids unfolding the folded laundry…(I suppose I'll learn as I go!)

  3. I felt like once I had a baby, the laundry somehow quadrupled! It does eventually get easier…or you just get used to the chaos, I'm not sure which! 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness! I have been doing the same exact thing. Kenny just finally took the play pen down so that I would stop piling clothes in it. LOL! Our bedroom is a wreck. It is hard to find time in the day.

  5. I hear you on this laundry issue! You are not alone 🙂 Like you, I love doing laundry but lately it is starting to feel like a household chore vs something I love! I think it might have to do with the fact that we are living with family temporarily in an effort to dump debt (which is working!) and I just feel a little out of place here still.

    We have baskets sitting all over that I really will get to someday, hopefully soon, and until then they just get higher and higher and higher. The laundry room is in the basement where we are living and that seems to be my excuse to procrastinate on actually getting laundry done…

    ps – this is the first time I have used my car as a changing table in a year and half! It just came to me so naturally when I needed to change her diaper. I feel like my mommy instincts were in full working order last night for once (despite forgetting the diaper bag…)

    1. Yay on dumping debt!! I know the temporary living arrangements will be completely worth it when you're debt free!!! I think with little ones there are so many distractions and things that are more fun to do than laundry!!

      And those are great mommy instincts!! Your car is the perfect mommy car it seems!! 🙂

  6. I have a pile folded and sitting
    on the dresser. Now come on! Just 5 more inches down and it would be done. But NOOOOOO, can't make it ;-P

  7. So happy I'm not the only one using it as a laundry catcher!! That really makes me feel better! One of these days I suppose we'll get around to moving it out of the room…

  8. I have the same problem here. The laundry….it never ends!!! Somedays, I can barelyl remember to put the washed clothes in the dryer. The past few days, I washed a load 3 times because I forgot to put them in the dryer and they smelled!! Finally today I did it, but now they are sitting, waiting to be folded! Lots of times we just pick what we need from the clean laundry basket. We have 6 in our family and I CAN NOT keep up. I will frequently dump them on my bed to that I will fold them before I can get in bed, but even that doesn't work. Lately, I am trying to fold them as soon as they come out of the dryer. The problem is I often get distracted and then I forget. Oh well, my family is pretty forgiving!

  9. I wash 1-3 loads a day, 5 days a week. It's not so overwhelming and the clothes get folded and put away on time. Before I was doing 8-9 loads twice a week and they rarely got folded. I decided not having everything clean at one time is worth my sanity so it's a load or two (or three) 5 days. Works great for me!

  10. We dump the clean clothes on the bed. First because it aids in the sorting that comes before folding. Secondly so we have to do the folding before bed time!

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