Sunday, February 1, 2009

Laundry Powwow!

The Laundry Powwow has started! Post your laundry links at will!

The Laundry has surrendered! Thanks to all of you, my motivational sidekicks! Check out what my superpowers accomplished this month... The Loch Ness Laundry has been conquered!!!

No more laundry lurking behind the bassinet!
Mount St. Laundry... No more!
Laundry creeping from the closet?... Nope!

Laundry falling out of my laundry closet? No more!
How did I do it? Well... I'm glad you asked!

First, everything had to come downstairs. Everything...
Sorting. Nothing was left unsorted. This was the most labor intensive part, which is why I called for reinforcements. After sorting, it was bagged. White bags for clean, black for dirty.
Bags were labeled and dealt with accordingly.
All of these bags on the left received a very special one way ticket to Goodwill. And I took them the next day! No letting them clutter up my house!
I didn't hide the laundry back behind my bassinet again. I left it all in the hallway right beside the washer/dryer closet. This way it was really easy to keep going. Plus, I couldn't ignore it. It had to be dealt with.
My new Laundry system? Laundry baskets are always dirty clothes. I have several mesh laundry bags that I keep in a basket on the dryer. The clean clothes go right from the dryer into the laundry bags. This way, there's never a question as to what is clean. Also, my dirty baskets are never missing from their spots. Plus, we no longer have a reason to pile clean clothes on top of the dryer :-)

I can't believe I actually did it!!! Clean clothes are a novelty at this house! Haha! Thank you to all of you for your motivation! I could not have done this without all of you! I needed a deadline. A real goal, and something to look forward to at the end. Now lets see what you've done!

Post your accomplishments! Old and new posts welcome. See more details about posting here. Also, posting a link enters you for this adorable giveaway!

5 comments:

RN and OSHP said...

Wow! You did tackle some major laundry!! I don't think the washer and dryer ever stop running at my house. Maybe the Masked Mommy can come find the villan leaving all the dirty clothes :)

Xazmin said...

Yay! congratulations!! February is my Laundry month, and you have given me so much hope! I MUST be finished before we go on vacation the beginning of March so that when we get back, we can finally get working on finishing my daughter's room in the basement!

Angie said...

Wow! You did a great job! I'm uber impressed!

Shannon said...

Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. You are so right the clutter is making me miserable. Thanks for giving me the motivation to tackle it. I've started with my junk drawer and it has made a huge difference already. You are my kind of super hero!

Shannon

Messy Jessy said...

WoW! I barely made the deadline.
But, thanks for hosting this Pow-WOW!
It really helped my get "done". Hahaha, is the laundry ever really done?

Good job on your hard work! It really shows!