My husband has solved our laundry issue. Really. As I have mentioned on more than one occasion recently, my husband and I have gone through some drastic changes in our business life. As a result, I have been spending a lot more time at the office, and he has been spending a lot more time at home. At least for the moment, the tasks I need to accomplish are more effectively done at the actual office, and the tasks he needs to accomplish can be done from home. We are looking into programs like gotomypc.com so that I will have a little more flexibility in my whereabouts. If anyone has used any of the programs that allows you to access your office pc from your home pc and has a recommendation I would really appreciate it. Anyway, back to the point, the laundry solution.
The kids used to do their chores in the afternoon upon getting home from school, but now that school is out they have been doing them in the morning before going out to play. My husband recently added a new chore to their list. Folding and putting away their own clean laundry. We now each have our own laundry basket and as the clean clothes come out of the dryer they are separated by individual into said individual's basket. The kids pick up their basket in the morning, fold the clothes, and put them away. My husband and I fold our own baskets of clean clothes and put them away. Voila, the great mountain of clean clothes, gone and put away. We also make sure there is a load going at all times, so the great mountain of dirty clothes is kept at bay as well.
This solution may sound like a big fat duh, or very ho hum for those of you that have a handle on laundry. However, for those of you that are looking for a handle on the laundry situation, I can assure you this has been a lifesaver. Who knew my husband was a domestic genius?