Here’s a long overdue post. I’ve been asked to show you my laundry routine and system so here goes:
This photo shows Wille’s closet. At the bottom of it we keep a hamper where he puts his dirty laundry (or is supposed to put it…). Once a week, usually on Friday after work when I start cleaning the house (I often dust and clear on Fridays and do the floors on Saturday) I get his hamper and bring it downstairs. On the way I pick up dirty towels and bath mats from the bathroom and dirty kitchen towels etc.
It all gets divided into these two tall baskets in the laundry room, one for whites and one for darks. I then do as many loads as I need on the weekend, usually about three, two white and one dark but sometimes an extra one with fleece or wool.
Most things go in the dryer (how did I ever not have a dryer before?!) but some garments are hung on plastic hangers on a rod above the ironing board. Mostly shirts and pants that tend to either get warped or shrunk in the dryer.
I usually bring the large one of these tubs upstairs with the laundered stuff to fold and put away, or I fold straight out of the dryer and bring the piles upstairs. During the week the smaller of the tubs is stored in the larger one and in it I keep the few items that need ironing. It’s not a favorite chore of mine so I try to to keep clothes that need ironing to a minimum and make sure I fold things quickly when they come from the dryer so they don’t get crinkled.
That’s basically it, my laundry routine.