The Never Ending Laundry Pile

I have a never ending pile of laundry. This chore seems to be the only one that never ends and takes over from time to time if I am not looking. I guess that is natural in a house of 4 and both parents work more than the normal 40 hour work week (scary but right now I work 50 hours a week, yikes!!). 

Anyways back to the piles of laundry, dirty or clean I always seem to have a pile somewhere waiting for me to attend to it. I used to love laundry but I had more time and it usually didn’t get out of hand. I also didn’t have anywhere to leave the clean laundry in baskets as our laundry machine was in our tiny kitchen. Now that we have one in the basement, I can get away with washing four or five loads and just leave it there until I have time or there are no clean clothes left upstairs. That does force me to fold and put away laundry. The kids have gotten really good at helping put away their own clothes and A helps does all the folding of the wash cloths!
That is a sneak peak at the hamper only a couple days after washing Dh’s work clothes. The one below is the kids small hamper. I am on the lookout for something bigger as they share one at the moment.  
On average I would say I wash about 4-6 loads a week. My favorite laundry soap is Purex. I watch Wal-Mart for their sales on the huge jug but sometimes buying the small one ends up cheaper. The last time I picked up two small ones for just over a $1 more but got 16 more loads. I believe the breakdown was $8.97 for 94 loads, which would be .095 cents a load. The two small were $4.87 for 55 times two came to $9.74 for 110 loads, which would be .089 cents a load! 

Do you enjoy laundry? What is your favorite laundry detergent?

~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.*~


  1. I do enjoy laundry (at least at this point - only one child who's 4 months old!) It's the household chore I mind doing the least. Which is good because I'm cloth diapering as well which means an extra load every 2-3 days.

    We use Country Save, which is a cheap, environmentally friendly and CDing-safe detergent. I can buy it locally which is great because it's not available in too many stores and many people have to get it online.

  2. Totally normal. We have mountains of laundry and I'm a SAHM. Doesn't help a 3yr old who dirties clothes like mad and a 6 1/2 yr old who changes 6 times a day even on a school day (after school) plus hubbys work clothes etc then I try to do the important first and the rest is neglected until we need it. Sad part of family life! It'll why better, wait until they're old enough to help at least put their own away :)

  3. I don't mind doing laundry for my daughter at her home since her laundry room is not in the basement like mine is and I like folding up all the cute little sleepers and kid's clothes. I don't like doing my own laundry as much. It seems that as soon as I start laundry the doorbell or phone rings so I am trying to get back upstairs in time to answer.
    I like Sunlight Green Clean. I had a $2.00 off coupon and a $1.00 off which I was able to stack and so I got it for 99 cents. That started me buying it and now it is my preferred brand, especially if I can find coupons for it.


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