It's fall cleaning time at our house. We are working on so many projects that I haven't even had time to update you on what is going on. Let's see...We have re-arranged bedrooms, dressers, beds, moved the office/school stuff, planned, shopped and prepared meals for three weeks, purchased a few little beds for the three little girls, painted said beds, potty trained Eden, started Titus on his move to a big boy bedroom, re-furbished an old table for the toddler girls...complete with a tutu skirt, cleaned the house...probably more than once, put together a new laundry system, oh and I think we have slept in there, at least a few hours.
This week I will be posting pictures and videos of some of the new projects we have undertaken over the last few days.
Laundry, Laundry, Laundry
Rebekah is in charge of laundry in our home. She has helpers that go and collect the hampers from the bedrooms each morning. She then sorts the laundry and keeps it running. Rachel and I will help fold if we have time, but Rebekah keeps it all running. Laundry for 13, soon to be 15 people, is a lot of laundry! Years ago I had a laundry system with Rubbermaid dishpan containers and a wire shelving unit that kept all of our clean laundry sorted and easy for people to find and put away. Rebekah remembered our old system and asked to start a new system herself. We purchased the dishpan containers at Wal Mart and the wire shelving unit at Aldi. She glued cute little wooden animals on the dishpan containers, so that each person has a different bucket.
When she folds the laundry she puts each pile in the persons bucket on their shelf. They are then responsible for taking their laundry out, putting it away and returning their bucket. This cuts down on piles of laundry on the counter, couch or bed. It is also very helpful for the little ones to have a bucket to carry their clothes in. Really cuts down on clothes getting unfolded while being carried into their rooms.