Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Laundry, Laundry, and More Laundry
One of the few things that has been hard to get used to with having two babies, is that I am always doing laundry. I really need to do laundry about every day or every other day. I always have motivation to do the children's laundry when Abigail runs out of bibs. But, I have absolutely no motivation to wash Charlie and I's clothes...probably because it takes me so long. I usually do our laundry either Tuesday or Thursday and just do two or three big loads. Some days I would rather eat dirt than do laundry (I am more motivated I have found when I have gotten out of the house that day).
What do I do when I have no motivation to do something? The same thing I did in college and graduate school when I had no motivation to study. I make a game out of it, and time myself. I really can get obsessed with time management and so I want to know exactly how long it takes me to do a task. So, I have been using the timer we got at Belks for our wedding. It takes me 15 minutes to sort Jackson and Abigail's clothes on which ones need to be sprayed with Spray N Wash and to actually spray out their clothes. I now try to beat this time every time I wash their clothes. I usually do not do a task more than 30 minutes and after the 30 minutes is up I reward myself by blogging or shopping online.
Another good idea that I do sometimes is I try to memorize a Psalm while doing laundry or dishes.
Do you have a laundry system? If so, what is it?
Do you use Spray N Wash or Shout to get your stains out or another method?
Can you really make doing laundry fun?
How can we practically glorify God when we do housework?
Just some thoughts and I would love to hear from you.
I have an update on Jackson and will hopefully be blogging about it tomorrow (I have updated many people through facebook).