Monday, January 26, 2009

Laundry...Doing Whatever It Takes!

I must say lately....I just suck at getting the laundry all done. Never used to be that way until Sophie came along. The constant breastfeeding, keeping Mia out of trouble, and small naps where neither are asleep at the same time make it so hard to get any of it done during the day. We are constantly doing loads and tossing them on the pool table. We don't see the green slate felt top very often.

The worst part for me is the whites. Socks. I can't stand pairing. Let's do math.

7 people X 7 days in a week = 49 pairs of socks.

49 pairs x 2 socks in a pair = 98 socks to be paired.

So the other day when Amie (my cousin) suggested paying .10 per pair of socks paired I thought it was worth a shot! So when Alex and Dom came home I asked and she jumped on it. The kid has like $250 in her piggy bank, I think she's saving for a car. lol One full basket of socks she made $3.50. We joked because if I was to pay myself (we were racing) I would have gotten $3.20. This seems to be a pretty good arrangement as we don't really do allowance too much around here. And she's all for it. Most importantly, I am not ashamed! lol

6 comments:

kbreints said...

I think that is a GREAT idea!

Justi said...

Great idea!! I must try...

Veronica said...

I can relate! I've gotten so terrible about socks that we now have the unofficial sock basket. When we need socks, we go dig through to find matching ones. Not a good system, but it seems to be all I can manage some days! Speaking of which, I should go fold socks.

Haley said...

Going from 4-5 kids really does seem to make a difference with the laundry, doesn't it?

You have too many white socks. lol. With my boys I buy them diffent styles so I know pretty quick who's the owner of each sock. I think Hanes did a different color strip on the base of the sock for each size which helps also.

I just caught up myself today, bedding tomorrow.

Cindy said...

You need a sock box! I do this....I do a load or two, or three if I happen to skip a day, at a time. All the socks that I see obvious matches go together, all the rest go into the box until I (or the kids) can get to them. I put the box on top of the dryer. Easy access, and if someone is missing socks, they know where to go, and they are all contained :-) I don't mind doing or folding laundry, but I hate to put it away.

Lucia's Mom said...

I gave up this year and threw away all my socks. I bought 12 identical black pairs (Target) - it makes matching a lot easier! Harder to do for kids when kids foot size changes more often tho.