Commence the laundry blitz! Its Friday morning, the kids are FINALLY back in school. Husband has a meeting and is out of the house. He graciously folded a mountain of laundry which now inhabits the dining room table and will surely increase the amount of clothes hidden in our bedrooms that already needs put away! I am so desperate not to have to deal with this mess any longer that I rescheduled an appointment in my office to eek out a precious hour to run around my house like crazy destroying laundry piles in my path! I have exactly one hour…On my mark, get set, GO!
Seems absurd to “schedule” time for simple chores like putting away laundry; but for a working momma of 3 who also coaches a high school basketball team, attends everyone’s extracurricular endeavors and wants to enjoy any “free” time not spent in the bleachers with her husband and kids…it is a necessary evil! I’ve found that “scheduling” time for specific chores in my home or office serves me better than opting to “get to it when I have time.” In that event laundry piles up, the house looks like an episode of Hoarders and I can’t remember when I last swept or mopped the floors!
On the flip side of this, please know that I have pinned and attempted the “weekly cleaning chart” genre and find that it does not, in any way, work for my family. I do not always have time to scrub the toilet, nor would I want to, on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. So, we all have to figure out for ourselves what works for our family calendars. As for mine, we have a full morning of recreational basketball and team pictures with Hayden, to be followed by a quick shoot around with my team and then 4 more basketball games before we make it back home…No time for laundry today but, this laundry basket and I have scheduled another date tonight!!