my weekly routine, I put laundry down every day. I don't divide it into washing, folding, or
ironing, but I have a few stratagems to keep me mentally free. Usually on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, I wash a lot. Inbetween longer jobs, I fold and put away clothes, sometimes only for 5 minutes at a time (it's a very interruptable, flexible task). Usually Thursday or Friday, I do the little bit of ironing that has accumulated. Saturdays are for washing bedding only, no clothes. This way, I can usually manage to not have baskets of clean laundry clogging the corners the whole weekend.
I don't usually wash more than three loads in a day, and frequently only one or two. In general, I do about ten loads a week, including sheets and towels. On days when I'm worried about afternoon rain or have a morning commitment, I wash a load or two the night before and set it by the back door to hang up on the line first thing in the morning.
Since I line dry my laundry, I have to go by the weather, but as long as I'm making a little progress on the laundry daily, then I know I'm on track. I enjoy doing the laundry - feeling the fabric, smelling the fresh air outside and then the freshness of the fabric. . .so pleasing.
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