A while back I wrote about how helpful having a laundry routine is. I know lots of people just do laundry as it comes up and that works for them, but I am the type that really does better when I know what I need to do. It helps me to not let stuff get overwhelming. That's been a challenge for me during this double pregnancy because I can't keep up and then I get overwhelmed. Luckily, I have Lee to help me out when I get in a bind. I don't like to have to have help, but when it is necessary, I let my weird "do it myself" tendencies down and ask for help.
With the twins on the way, I have been thinking about how things are going to change as far as household chores go. I know that I don't have a clear idea of how it will go (especially the first few months), but being the planner/organizer I am, I have come up with a new laundry routine that will (hopefully) only have me doing two loads a day during the week and playing catchup or doing extra loads (if they present themselves) on the weekends.
Here is the plan:
Monday - Lee's everyday clothes and my everyday clothes
Tuesday - Master sheets/other whites and towels
Wednesday - Babies' clothes and babies' bedding/towels
Thursday - Luke's clothes and Luke's bedding
Friday - Lee's work pants and Lee's work shirts
I'm thinking this leaves Saturday (I don't do much at all on Sundays) to do an extra load or two of whatever might need to be done. I am thinking there might be an extra load of the babies' stuff or our everyday clothes. Those will be easy to knock out on Saturday. Or if I get behind, Lee can help me play catchup on the weekends.
I am really hoping that this works out really effectively as I don't like to have much to do on weekends so we can spend family time or do outside chores.
PS I would love to hear what your laundry routine is (or if you don't have one, how you do it). Please comment. :)