Laundry Dilemma, Three Simple Questions to Save Your Sanity

Written by Paul Griffitts

Our laundry was a disaster and if answering three questions were going to help us we would have been thanking anyone for any advice. So I decided that it would be a goal of mine to be on top ofrepparttar laundry so whoever showed up whenever they showed up at our house laundry would not be an obstacle onrepparttar 140809 way torepparttar 140810 kitchen.

First I need to go back a little ways. My wife of twenty seven years and I have raised four children and held down our careers in spite ofrepparttar 140811 odds against it and we are still together and in love. Our children three of which are grown, well almost, twenty-four, twenty-one and nineteen are happy well adjusted and on their way to becoming a positive contribution to society. We still have a nine year old andrepparttar 140812 third grade is tougher than we remember.

The twenty-one and nineteen year olds have moved out and have an apartment five miles away. They are girls so that took away a lot ofrepparttar 140813 laundry and a lot ofrepparttar 140814 laundry doers all in one move. Our son twenty-one years old and our nine year old are at home and believe me both contribute torepparttar 140815 laundry in a big way.

Now you can imagine that with three teens and one toddler our laundry was a disaster. We could never findrepparttar 140816 time or when we could findrepparttar 140817 time we could not findrepparttar 140818 energy to get our laundry done and put away.

Now our house by no means was dirty just cluttered with laundry, no surface area uncluttered, mounds of laundry waiting to be washed and another mound waiting to be put away. I remember four or five laundry baskets lined up inrepparttar 140819 dining room and our kids havingrepparttar 140820 time of their lives pulling each other around in them.

I tried every way includingrepparttar 140821 military way to get everything going in one direction but to no avail. Things just seem to be out of control and no sign of returning to normal. So I was going crazy and thought to myself that whenever I go to someone’s house it looked like Better Homes and Garden, why can’t we just getrepparttar 140822 laundry done? My poor wife would be exhausted and be dragging aroundrepparttar 140823 house trying to getrepparttar 140824 laundry picked up before she would pass out from total exhaustion.

So finally I figured out whatrepparttar 140825 problem was and it was logistics. From this I will ask you three simple questions and your answers will help you get ahead ofrepparttar 140826 tornado and help you keep up onrepparttar 140827 dreaded laundry. First of all it wasn’t until I decided to not sweat it that it became easier.

Question number one, “Where arerepparttar 140828 socks?” You if you are like me and my wife you have forty five unmatched socks at any given time. I finally took those unmatched socks and threw them away. We went to a discount department store and bought twenty four pairs ofrepparttar 140829 same socks in two size ranges each size range with a different design and a big wicker basket that stays nearrepparttar 140830 laundry room. Everyone wearsrepparttar 140831 same socks and allrepparttar 140832 socks are rolled, yeah just like inrepparttar 140833 old days, in a ball. The socks are inrepparttar 140834 wicker basket so no need to sort and put away in drawers. We did eventually have to get two baskets to keeprepparttar 140835 sizes similar asrepparttar 140836 kids grew. This alone was an incredible time saver both in doingrepparttar 140837 laundry and inrepparttar 140838 morning when every one was trying to find socks.

Question number two, “How many hangers do you own?” We were trying to fold up tees and shirts and skirts and pants and pajamas and putting them all in laundry baskets only to have someone rifle though them to get something and mess up allrepparttar 140839 folded clothes. It was frustrating and self defeating. One day I called my wife while she was at a department store and asked, “How much are those plastic hangers that don’t get tangled when they are in a pile”, she said, “Ten for a dollar, why?” I just told her to buy a hundred. Now we hang everything, drawers aren’t stuffed full; laundry baskets are a thing ofrepparttar 140840 past. I even put up a bar in our laundry area where empty hangers are hung waiting forrepparttar 140841 next shirt or pair of pants to be hung on them. The closets are full andrepparttar 140842 floor is clear. Closets have doors but floors are right out inrepparttar 140843 open this makes a big difference.

Question number three, “How doesrepparttar 140844 laundry get torepparttar 140845 washing machine?” This isrepparttar 140846 logistics problem and it really takes thought. Most kids and men andrepparttar 140847 occasional women just leaverepparttar 140848 clothes where they drop offrepparttar 140849 body. This isrepparttar 140850 hardest part ofrepparttar 140851 equation as I see it. Every room in my house has a hamper or a basket of sort to put dirty laundry in. Some of you lucky people have laundry shoots that deliverrepparttar 140852 dirty laundry right torepparttar 140853 laundry room. Well we are not so lucky so we had a problem, how to get it all torepparttar 140854 washing machine and in a way that made it easier to sort and get inrepparttar 140855 washer without creating a mountain of laundry right inrepparttar 140856 middle ofrepparttar 140857 house.

Answer “Funneling”. This is usually a complicated system of getting something from one place to another without it being visibly noticeable and looking like a mess. At this point there are categories of laundry and we’re not talking about whites and darks and delicates and perm press. If you own Woolite you are notrepparttar 140858 person I am trying to help. This article is forrepparttar 140859 despaired laundry household,repparttar 140860 one that on Saturday nine or ten loads are not uncommon. You people out there who can do laundry once a week and only need to do three loads don’t know what its like forrepparttar 140861 rest of us but maybe you will some day so keep reading.

The Chic Sportswear Look

Written by Estate Jewelry International

Contrary to what you thought Sportswear and Chic can go together. Here's some helpful tips to achieve that chic sportswear look:

- Mix white with a a bit of grey or blue - Tuck slim fitting shirts into loose pants - Tuck fitted tanks into tailored shorts - Use a belt to define your waste - Keep your hair simple - Keep your accessories simple - Mix preppy favourites with teenties inspired seperates - Loose capri pants with a fitted tank and cotton jacket - Mix and match classic seperates in cool shades

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