This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tide at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.
The other day one of my friends on Facebook had posted about their Word of the Year.
I am horrible at New Years Resolutions and sticking to things of the like a word or a resolution.
I mean I love the inspiration that can come from it… the hope that awaits as you declare these resolutions or words. This year will be different, right?
Knowing that I am HORRIBLE at sticking to things like committing to a word that will define my year, I clicked through and took the seven question quiz.
I am a dreamer…
Either I will feel inspired (of course) or in a week I will feel like a failure.
It asks me things like:
A year from now, looking back on 2018, what would you be most proud of accomplishing?
What is something you wished you had done more of in 2017?
Which Bible verse most resonates with you right now?
All of the questions were multiple choice… and the results.
My Word of the Year is Simplify.
Of course that is my word. With six kids in this house I feel busier than a one armed paper hanger…. of course I need to simplify.
But I struggle.
And as I take this quiz, I kid you not, there are about 4 baskets of clean laundry literally overflowing as they sit around me.
For as long as I can remember, laundry has been my struggle.
I can wash and dry like it is no one’s business.
And I am VERY picky about the sorting and the process of washing and how clean my clothes get and how great they smell when they come out of the dryer.
Last year one of my 11 year old twins started helping with the washing and drying. He took it upon himself to watch me and learn. We have a newer washer and dryer set and I was a little apprehensive for him to run the machines independently, but he did a great job.
And that lasted about 4 months….. and then the new wore off and he was back to playing Legos instead of helping with laundry.
Here is how the ideal laundry process should look. And let me just say, there are enough hands in this house for all of this to work seamlessly. I have lacked to stay on top of it and execute it with authority. Probably because I just hate laundry and have since… well, always.
Ideally, Luke (11) can wash and dry. He knows my process. He does an excellent job.
For years Anthony (16) has been the hanger-upper. A few years ago I started having Matthew (8) and Nick (the other 11 year old twin) help with hanging up.
And then I fold.
You know the ONE THING I do not mind folding is towels. Easy peasy.
I always fold those first.
Then I fold the pjs, undies, shorts, play shirts, etc. And then all of the socks go into our sock basket… which I would never ever recommend anyone start. Just take my word for it.
Then Anthony, Nick, Luke and Matthew help with putting all of the clothes away.
I have yet to identify a job for our 3 year old, but I know it is time he has a job in the laundry mess.
It’s time to simplify. Nothing stresses me out more than to see the laundry stacking up, be it dirty laundry or clean laundry waiting to be hung and folded.
AND, I cannot tell you how many frustrated conversations have happened in our house about clothes just sitting, wrinkling, etc.
If nothing else, my Word of the Year has inspired me to simplify our laundry routine.
If I want an peace in this area of my life I have to ensure every abled person in this house has a job in the laundry routine, is accountable, and sticks to it.
Otherwise we are going to have to become nudists. That is all there is to it. (And never start a sock basket!)
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Who is with me? Are you going to simply your laundry this year?