The first day’s results are in on the New Laundry Routine.
First, I love not worrying about laundry today. No nagging concern about whether or not my family will have clean undies tomorrow; their drawers are full. Second, I got my normal feeling of frustration this morning wondering what on earth I had to wear today, only to walk into my closet and see MULTIPLE options, all clean and hung up. And since the laundry was completed yesterday, they were all immediately wearable, not wrinkled up from being shoved in the “clean pile” for days on end.
The only negative: I realized that although I had done a load of jeans, I hadn’t included MY jeans. I’ve decided to wait until next week. I’m trying to remind myself that pre-kids I used to wear jeans multiple times between washes. When the kids were little bitty, I HAD to wash everything after one wear because it was guaranteed to have snot, spit-up, ETC. on it somewhere. They’re mostly out of that stage now, though, so it’s really okay to wear jeans a couple of times.
A Few Great Links:
Yesterday, on Orgjunkie.com I read this post called Seven Habits of Highly Successful Housekeepers. Doing this blog, I’m learning the truth behind each of the habits discussed. Several are things that I resisted for most of my life, convinced that they didn’t apply to me or that they weren’t the true deciding factor in why other people were neat and I was a slob.
And, totally unrelated to housekeeping, is this post on Erma Bombeck at Second Blooming. The post made me laugh and cry and I’d love for you to enjoy it too. While you’re there, check her out. She consistently makes me laugh.
Cleaned up kitchen.
Did a 5 minute pickup.
Checked bathroom for clutter.
Last night I:
Wiped down bathrooms.