So. Confession time. I have a SERIOUS laundry problem.
I probably need to go to Laundry Haters Anonymous or something. I mean, it's bad. Like, BAD BAD.
It's so bad that a few months ago, my saint-like mother-in-law went to the laundromat with me and helped me do approximately FORTY loads of laundry at once.
Yes, you read that right.
FORTY. AND THAT WASN'T EVEN HALF OF OUR LAUNDRY.
I know, I'm disgusted with me too. Part of the problem, obviously, is that we have too many clothes. There was a time in my life when, rather than do laundry, I would simply go buy something new. Yes, really. I was that frivolous and ridiculous and lazy. So, to tackle my problem, step one is to get rid of some clothes.
I also am not very good at switching out clothes for the seasons. So, for example, right now there are sweaters laying around my house, despite the fact that it is 90 degrees outside. Step two, then, should be to box up off-season clothes, right?
And, the third thing that I know I can improve on is boxing up too-small clothing, rather than letting it linger in drawers, where it inevitably gets tried on, deemed to small, thrown on the floor, and eventually makes it back to the laundry pile.
Something tells me that these three things still won't totally alleviate my problem, so I'm asking for help.
Do you have a system to keep your laundry under control?
How many towels per person should a family have?
How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
I don't mind washing and drying it, but do you know of a magic robot to fold and put away my clean laundry?
Should I just throw away all of my clothes and make my family go naked to avoid this dreaded task?