My Pledge to Beat Mount Washmore

My Pledge to Beat Mount Washmore

Who else has a ‘Mount Washmore’ like me? Actually, I often have three going at the same time!

Mt Washmore
I always struggle under the weight of my laundry, god save me when I have a second child! I’ve finally come to the realisation that I need to start doing quite a bit more to ensure I have things more under control than they are now. It’s all in the plan, actually, I need to make a pledge wiht myself.  Let’s see how long it lasts, hey?

I pledge to…

Create a GIANT family laundry hamper

I pledge that from this point on, I will use one GIANT hamper as the one for all our dirty laundry needs and get rid of our current one that overflows in a matter of two days and actually falls over, spilling the contents, because it’s a piece of crap (see, I’m still blaming the hamper..I’ve been in denial too long).  I will place this simple family hamper in a central location, probably inside our bathroom. I know that this GIANT hamper is a first step for a more amazing system that I can work with to stay on top of the laundry needs I have RIGHT NOW.

Sort the laundry

I pledge to sort all of my family’s laundry together in baskets so there are fewer Mount Washmore piles all over my bathroom floor, some that tend to stay there if we haven’t got around to washing them.  I believe I will handle my Mount Washmore easier this way and so it’s not overflowing out of the one laundry basket we currently have. I shall not underestimate this step, it will make it easier for me to handle washing and cleaning our clothes at the same time. Hopefully doing it this way means nothing will be lost in the process because it will help me sort.

Put one load of laundry during the night

I pledge to no longer leave ALL of my washing until the weekend and to put one load of laundry on during the night, every night. I will then hang it in the morning before kindy drop off.

Laundry Rotation cycles

I pledge to start implementing laundry rotation cycles. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? In the mornings, I will move clean clothes from the washing machine to the dryer or hang them on the washing line and, if needed, follow up with another load in the machine.

Gather daily dirty laundry

I pledge that each day I will gather the dirty clothes that sit in the corner of my son’s room and put it in the laundry hamper straight away.

Stop looking for missing socks

I pledge to buy exactly the same brand and colour socks for Elliott so I don’t spend my time finding matching ones. I spend so much time looking for Elliott’s tiny little socks amongst my Mt. Washmore’s and I’m tired of it.

laundry meme

Hang clothes straight away

I pledge that I will no longer leave clothes in multiple piles that soon become Mount Washmore. I will no longer leave my clothes hung over the ladder in my bedroom because I’m too lazy to put them away. I will no longer leave my clean pile of clothes on the bed which get transferred from bed to floor and back again for over a week. I know I hate having to put clothes away, but I will consider these awesome tricks to make hanging and folding SO much easier.

 

What would you pledge to yourself when it comes to beating your Mount Washmore? 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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