Happy Friday lovely people! Are you looking forward the weekend? I have many things planned but my top priority is to hang out with my three boys, maybe even breakfast in bed for all of us… exciting!
I am one of those people who love a tidy and clean house but not so much the tiding or cleaning the house. I am always looking for ways of organising things, having boxes to put things in so everything has a place and the house looks tidy with a minimum effort. I like that – minimum effort, maximum result, that’s my motto.
Laundry is one of my pet hates. This has been the case even before we had kids. Separating colour, putting a wash on, hanging clothes, collecting clothes, folding clothes and putting away clothes … it is just such a long process… really not my thing. And when you add odd socks to the equation, I find myself twitching… Now there are 4 of us, 8 feet, so many socks, so many odd socks…
Last year I made this blackboard sign for the utility room, with the statement: LAUNDRY, NOT MY THING. It is meant to help me stop ranting about how much I hate laundry when I do it (in theory, that is). As the sign was already there and beside the washing machine, I just added a piece of string to the frame and I use wooden pegs to hold the odd socks that I find when hanging the clothes to dry. .
This has been the most effective solution for me. Every time I empty the washing machine, I can see if I have a single sock for any off the odd ones by just checking the ones hanging. I have matched more socks in the last month than in the last year.
It is ridiculous how much time and energy this project has saved me – the simple addition of a piece of string and some wooden pegs. No more running around the house like a headless chicken looking for odd socks. Hurray for the little victories!
Have an amazing weekend.