This week’s project is going to be loads of fun. Well, loads of something, anyway. Yes, Home Eccers, it’s time to actually catch up on the laundry once and for all, and get rid of all non-fitting, ugly, stained, or otherwise not-fabulous clothing. Let’s look at the schedule, shall we?
Monday: The gathering phase. This is my least favorite part. It’s not so bad when you just take baskets of clothing into the laundry room and do the laundry. No, since this is a special project, our goal is to find all the laundry. This includes all laundry hiding out under the bed, in the bathroom, on the closet floors, everywhere. I didn’t wait to start the laundry until I had it all gathered, either. I threw in a load first thing this morning. Since it’s really hot here, I’m drying about half the loads outside and drying half the loads inside.
Tuesday: The already-clean clothes fashion show. When I do each load, I’m asking the kids if the clothing fits, if they like it, etc. But my husband is off on Tuesday, so we’ll do his clothes while he’s home. Also, I’ll go into the kids’ drawers and closets and go through that stuff. That’s where I expect to find the most stuff to get rid of.
Wednesday: Donation day #1. All the stuff that’s nice enough to donate will be donated. All the stuff that’s not nice enough is going to either be made into rags or thrown away. Because, really, how many rags do you really need?
Thursday: Finishing up odds and ends. By then I should have the laundry finished, so I’m going to finish up anything else that’s not finished and get the little stuff like potholders and rag rugs and wash them. I’m also going to thoroughly clean my laundry room, which also happens to be where the cat boxes reside. Ewww.
Friday: Donation day #2 and shopping. I’m going to go through the house completely and make sure there’s nothing left to be donated. It always seems like I somehow manage to leave a bag behind, but this time I’m not going to. I’m also going to stop at the thrift shops to pick up any items we’re seriously short on. For example, I know my daughter will be needing some more shorts. She just sprung up a size out of nowhere and has been lamenting that she only has jeans that fit her. We’ll fix that on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be relaxing!
What are you working on this week, Home Eccers?