Monday, July 25, 2011

When to Wash the Towels?

I have actually managed to keep a fairly doable cleaning schedule. It's taken me a while, but I have found something that works for me. Every Monday I wash our clothes (my husband's, mine and Zoey's). I can get this done and usually at least one if not both sets put up by the end of the day. The rest of the week I maintain everything else (dishes, cleaning up toys, etc.)

But even with this wonderful cleaning routine, I don't know when to wash the towels. I don't do them every week so it throws off my schedule the week it's due. I try to do three loads on Monday, but the towels usually end end up left in the washer to get good and mildewy over night--gross right? Then I have to wash them again the next day and hope they don't end up with the same fate. If I'm really on the ball the towels will at least make it to the dryer to stay there until the next Monday when I remember them again. If I don't get the laundry done on Monday or finished up the next day, I completely forget about it because the laundry is by then checked off my list of things to do.

So the point of this run on thought is to ask this question...When do you wash the towels? Or I can better ask...When do you do all those projects or extra tasks that aren't a part of your already tight, busy normal routine?

Somehow, it always gets done. But for me at least often some "normal" task suffers for it. I don't have an answer. I am just posing the question. Does anyone have all the extras down to a science yet? If you do, please share your wisdom so I stop feeling like I'm forgetting to do something.

I don't stress about like I once would have. I know it will all get done. Somehow the priorities rearrange to make it possible. Sometimes I just get on a "kick" and super Mommy my way to getting it all done. Though I'm really feeling lately that I'm can't do anything right because I feel like I can't get it all done before it piles up.

So anyway, there is my thought. Now I'm going to stop writing this and go wash some towels...

1 comment:

  1. Since I usually try my hardest use a fresh towel a day (due to a weird phobia ever since I was little), I tend to run out of towels when I run out of clothes, or am at least running low. Since I don't own that many clothes to begin with, and since the washing machine is so huge here, I can wash all my clothes (towels thrown in with whites) in two loads. Yes,I was my towels with my clothes. Been doing it since I was a kid and nothing bad has ever happened, so I continue to do it. XD

    You have a lot more clothes than me to wash, and a busier schedule, so I'm not entirely sure what would help. If you have to wash towels every two weeks, as apposed to every week like your regular clothes, you could set aside maybe Tuesday to be towel washing day, and while they're washing just continue the regular things you'd do, but since it would be towel washing day you would have it on your list. That way hopefully it'd be easier to remember. If you absolutely couldn't slide an extra day I'd say continue what you do now because it gets done regardless, even if it is a bit all over the place and frustrating. o.o