Monday, July 09, 2007

Carolina and Paola Take a Nap After Swimming

Yesterday, carol and I decided two things: we were going to go to bed early and we were going to get all the laundry done. We did seven loads of laundry and piled them on the couch. It wasn't until the kids were finally asleep that we started to fold.

I am a sorter. I create piles of like clothing and then larger piles of clothes according to their final resting place. So before i fold, i create piles of underwear, socks, baby clothes and towels; i drape t-shirts, hung shirts, shorts, pants, over the couch arms or a nearby chair. One the piles are complete then i put the underwear/socks together and sort everyting out according to person within that pile. I do the same thing for the remainder fo the clothes.

Then, i start folding. I usually start with the towels since they are quickest and easiest to fold. In addition, they cut down on the bulk of the pile and open more space for more piles. Then i move onto to the socks and underwear which (in my case just get stacked together and thrown in to my sock drawer.

I used to fold my socks together (at the tops) but this has become a monumental waste of time. Carol will still ball up Adolfo IV's socks, but i generally won't. Again, waste of time.

What i have the most trouble with are women's and baby clothes, which are full of pleats, awkward angles and bulges. I just can't wrap my head around how to fold this stuff, so usually opt to either hang it up in the case of carol's shirts, or just leave it sitting there for carol to do.

I've gotten much better at t-shirts, but am still dreaming of making that cardboard t-shirt folder i saw on YouTube.

And speaking of petroleum based cleaners I LOVE my Tide detergent dispenser. Unfortunately, i couldn't find the actual dispensor taht we have at the house on the webiste, but the site itself is pleasent - and orange!

I folded and sorted until 9:30 with a large pile on the couch and another load in the dryer waiting for me. I did, however, manage to get to bed at 10:00.

Mission Accomplished.

2 comments:

CarolinaDivina said...

i don't do it that way
i wanto to touch anything as few times as possible
so i pick up fold and sort all at the same time
don't want to have to handle the t-shirt more than one time before it being put in the drawer
so i sit and make neat folded piles all around me
then i can pick up a pile and place it in the right drawer in one fell swoop

Bianca said...

Amen, sister!