I am so impressed with myself that I've kept up with laundry for a whole week. I've never been able to make the load-a-day method work until now. While doing it for a week clearly doesn't make me an expert, I'm going to list what has been working for me, mostly for my own future reference:
- Lower your standards. It's okay to mix whites and lights, or clothes and linens, to get a full load.
- If you have half a load, find something else to make a full load: change the towels or sheets, or see if any coats or jackets could use a wash. Last week I washed all the gloves and scarves.
- It's okay to wash a load that isn't quite full.
- Start your load of laundry first thing in the morning.
- Put in a load the night before (I recently discovered the delayed start function on my machine and I love it).
- Do two loads some days if you must.
- Make sure the kids are giving you their dirty clothes every day.
- Put it away right away. No leaving it until tomorrow!
- Enjoy putting away the laundry. (This is much easier when there's only one load.) Think about how blessed you are to have a family to do laundry for and clothes to wear and comfortable beds with clean sheets.