I hate my laundry pile. Hate. It. I don't hate washing clothes or drying clothes or even folding clothes, I just hate that it never goes away! It just sits there, washed or unwashed, and silently nags me.
Remember when I started the presorting system? It broke down at some point, and I've never gotten a handle on it again. I was complaining about this laundry situation to my mom and I told her,
"It would take doing three loads a day to stay on top of it, and I can't fold three loads of laundry a day!"
But afterwards I realized, no, we don't create three LOADS of laundry per day between the five of us, it isn't possible. For the Duggars, maybe, but not for five people. So I re-evaluated and realized that I haven't been doing the system properly. I take days off. For the system to work, you have to do one load per day, every day. No days off. So I've started doing one load a day, and I THINK I may have discovered the solution to my laundry pile was actually the solution I tried to implement and thought didn't work! I have also been whining lately that I need a mother's helper to come in twice a week and fold my laundry for me, because I never get to the bottom of it. But I decided to make it more of a scheduled thing, and not every day. So now, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, I fold my entire pile. And put it away. And if I get to the pile another day per week, great. If I don't, fine. It's working! Not once this week has a little boy wailed, "I have no socks!" or "I have no underwear!"
Hold your breath.....it just might work.....