Thursday, July 7, 2011

Laundry, Laundry, Everywhere!!!! PLUS $25 Visa Card Giveaway!

I don't know about you and your family but sometimes I feel lost in my own house! I will spend hours cleaning and a few hours later, I look around and think to myself, "What did I do all day?!" Having children can be a challenge especially when they think you are their personal maid!!!!  My kids have a bad habit of just taking of their clothes, wherever they are, and just leaving them. This only adds to the one chore in our home that I find is never-ending ......the laundry!!!


I have to do laundry every single day. If I would take one day off from doing the laundry, I would find myself buried in an avalanche of jerseys, baseball pants, dirty socks and everything else you can possibly imagine. Our 6 year old son is in Tee-Ball, our 8 year old daughter is in Softball and our 9 year old son is in Baseball. This creates a mound of extra laundry on its own and when you throw a 16 month old in the mix, what you have is a MESS! And if that's not bad enough, having just 1 GIRL doubles the laundry! I constantly find the laundry bins full of CLEAN CLOTHES! If my daughter tries something on and doesn't end up wearing it, she will just throw it back into the dirty laundry bins! And don't even get me started on my 6 year olds love for MUD!

How would you like to do HIS laundry?!
Not only do you get his mud, but he LOOOOOOOVES to fill his pockets full of things like rocks too!



I am finding myself becoming more efficient every day though!  I keep coming up with these great ideas on how to keep things going and for the past couple of weeks, I have actually found myself searching for dirty clothes so I can fill the washer.

First of all, I get up a couple of hours before the kids get up in the morning. This helps me because our baby likes to "help" me, as you can see below!  By time he gets up, I already have the laundry going and I can work on it later when he takes a nap!!!



Second, I make sure I ALWAYS have plenty of supplies!  I buy laundry detergent in bulk and I love the Arm & Hammer Essentials™ Fabric Softener Sheets Lavender & Linen because you get a TON of fabric softener sheets in the box. If I run out of supplies to do the laundry, I have to drag all 4 kids to the store or wait until my husband gets home from work and neither are something I like to do.

 Third, I purchased one of those cool 3 bin laundry sorters. They are spacious and they save me time because I don't have to sort the laundry! Plus, I always find really cool surprises in them! This week I found our little guys lost sippy cup!



I am going to keep searching and finding ways to keep my sanity when it comes to the laundry!  I think eventually we will get a system down that will keep me from getting buried alive!!!

What's your least favorite chore?

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64 comments:

  1. I really dislike folding and putting away the laundry. I guess what I dislike most about it is that no one even volunteers to help out with it, so I'm putting away clothes for 5 people.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I think my least favorite chore is doing the dishes.

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. I dislike Mopping the most! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  4. My least favorite is scrubbing toilets

    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

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  5. My least favorite chore is folding clothes!!
    edburgam@gmail.com

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  6. My least favorite thing is scooping the cat litter. 5 cats, 6 boxes.

    humanecats at gmail dot com

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  7. I was about to say doing the dishes is my least favorite chore, until I read humanecats answer.

    I have to agree, cleaning up the litter box is the pits!

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  8. I hate cleaning the bathrooms!

    amiller012803 at gmail dot com

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  9. That is maybe one of the reasons I call professionals to clean at my house from time to time. It's really nice to save so much time for something else. House Cleaning Services.

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  10. I dislike doing dishes if to just pick one.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  11. My house is the same as yours with laundry. I have 3 boys and a new baby on the way next week. I will have 2 in cloth diapers so the amount of laundry I do is about to increase a lot! My least favorite chore to do is scrubbing the bathtub.
    sbaka3 at gmail dot com

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  12. My least favorite.. hmm I'd say dishes! I'm the oldest of 12 children and we grew up without a dishwasher...grr lol. Now that I'm my 20's and even though I do have a dish washer.. I still hate dishes!

    kmg1128@live.com

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  13. My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathroom.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathroom. I do NOT like cleaning the shower...at all. I can't ever seem to get it really clean.
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  15. Taking out the diaper genie bag. It makes me gag! Fortunately, my husband usually does this chore.

    whitknorr2 at gmail dot com

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  16. My least favorite chore is cleaning the showers! It is not easy and takes such a long time. I always need a shower when I'm done!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  17. any chore related to the bathroom (I'm a germaphobe about that stuff!)

    KDSyrjala at gmail dot com

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  18. My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathroom. It's just so ... well ... time consuming. And I'm a mess when I'm done! Thanks for this opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  19. My least favorite chore is dishes
    Kerismommy@gmail.com

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  20. Laundry!!! It is never ending and I swear it takes forever to get it done!
    mookswife10@yahoo.com

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  21. My least favourite chore is cleaning the bathroom!! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  22. Hard to pick just one, but I don't like vacuuming. With three pets and two kids, my house seems to need it all the time.
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

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  23. My least favorite is cleaning the bathroom!
    akritical at yahoo dot com

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  24. My least favorite is cleaning up the clutter...it seems to multiply and it never belongs in just one spot! I spend so much time running from one end of the house to the other putting things away! Also at the top of the list is the dishes...I hate emptying the dishwasher. I don't mind doing the dishes and filling it, just emptying it. Seems to take quite a bit longer!

    sandy@suddenlysandy.com

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  25. My least favorite chore is dusting because my kids have so much "stuff" that has to be moved just to dust. I hate it ! (should be doing it right now)
    like2sweep@gmail.com

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  26. cleaning the toilet

    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  27. oops...sarah, got grossed out thinking about the bathroom that i forgot to leave my email!
    feh79 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Washing dishes
    Amy
    amyleanne0819@yahoo.com

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  29. My least favorite chore is cleaning my kids' bathroom. My son makes quite a mess and I hate cleaning his sink.

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  30. My least favorite chore is putting things away - laundry and dishes.
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

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  31. My absolute least favorite is cleaning out moldy leftovers. Even thinking about it makes me nauseous!

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  32. least fav chore would be cleaning the bathroom! hate!
    Tabitha
    jinglebellstime@gmail.com

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  33. I hate to plunge the toilet.
    royalegacy at gmail dot com

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  34. I hate folding the clothes

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  35. Cleaning The Cat Litter Box Out the Smell is not Good and the Wait of the Sand is so Heavy.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

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  36. Cleaning the bathroom is definitely my least favorite chore!
    anita {dot} truck {at} gmail {dot} com

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  37. Cleaning the toilet! So gross.


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. I hate cleaning the bathroom. I do it because if you don't its unhealthy but if I could pay someones else to do it I would
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  39. Cleaning the toilet! I hate to do it and I hate that I can't do it with a washable cloth because I think it's too gross.

    I feel bad though because one of my favourite chores is doing the laundry... maybe I will think otherwise if I have 4 kids like you...

    yuki@michelf.com

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  40. cleaning my shower.ugh!
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  41. I like getting the dishes done! My husband gets annoyed because I like getting them done right after dinner. He wants me to stop to have more family time. I don't want food getting stuck on. I vote for doing the dishes together, so we can have family time while the chore is getting done!
    alissa4illustration AT hotmail DOT COM

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  42. Ironing!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  43. I actually enjoy doing laundry, but hate doing dishes - so my hubby gets dish duty and I do all of the laundry - it works for us :)

    Karen Gonyea
    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  48. My least favorite chore is folding the laundry!

    annmarieweeks at verizon dot net

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  49. I HATE cleaning the bathrooms.
    missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

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  50. My least favorite. It's a tie between ironing and dishes.
    skklemm at gmail dot com

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  51. I hate hate hate doing dishes!!!
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. cleaning the shower and stool Debbie Jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  53. I absolutely HATE Folding Laundry. I don't mind dishes, sweeping, mopping, washing or hanging laundry, dusting, organizing, cooking.. but I despise FOLDING Laundry.
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  54. My least favorite chore is cleaning the bathrooms! I have 3 boys (including the hubs!) and they are gross!
    sradke1024 at gmail dot com

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  55. My least favorite chore is washing windows and ironing curtains.
    Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  56. Ironing and bathtub cleaning.. i keep managing to push them off.
    mmayerfeld at gmail

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  57. I dont mind doing the laundry, I hate putting it all away! (we are a 6 person family too)

    thelifeoflinlee@hotmail.com

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  58. I know alot of people dont think this is a chore but for me it is Grocery shopping hate it so much I dont know why I just do I would rather clean toilets all day than go to the store.
    hbgarden@aol.com

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  59. I despise mopping my kitchen and bathroom floors! Laundry is kinda fun to me (I know I'm weird), dishes are okay, Vacuuming is strangely satisfying, but mopping is the worst!
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

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  60. I hate folding laundry..it's such a hassle & you have to do it right away or the clothes get wrinkled. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  61. Its a toss up between dishes and dusting, but since my kids do the dishes I will say dusting lol
    Shelly
    cshell090869@aol.com

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  63. I really hate doing dishes. I seriously need a dishwasher! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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