Wednesday, February 22

Laundry & Debt

Somebody recently commented how it was great that I could keep 4 kids (my own 3, plus the one I babysit during the day) and get all my laundry done. HA!!! What a joke! I have a love/hate relationship with laundry... I HATE having so much laundry to do, yet I am so very thankful for all the clothes/linens that we do have. And, I am thankful that I own a washing machine & a dryer. It's always hard to feel sorry for yourself when you think of the alternative.

We are $60 away from paying off one of our bills that we had originally put on the back burner. YEA! This really feels like a huge accomplishment & makes all the little extra odd jobs we've taken seem very worthwhile! I am anxious to make an even bigger dent in our debt. So, if you see me spending frivolously... STOP ME!

3 comments:

Becky said...

Amberly...this is funny because EVERY time I'm at your house, you are folding laundry. I always wonder about how much laundry you have to do! It seems like way more than me and there's only one kid difference. How many loads do you do a week?

Amberly said...

Oh my goodness... I'm not sure I could even estimate how many loads I do in a week. I could easily and without a doubt say 7 loads a week at the minimum, but it's probably closer to 10 loads a week. However, that is entirely my fault. I have a problem where I clear out all the hanging towels almost daily & throw them in the laundry basket. And, instead of picking up clean clothes that the kids have left on the floor & folding them or hanging them up, I'll throw them in the laundry basket, too. For some reason, I never like to wear things twice & it has passed on to my kids, but I am in the process of changing that mindset. If I can get out of that habit, it will really help cut the loads of laundry I do in a week, plus it will help save money. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Amberly, your dirty laundry reproduces faster than bunnies and your laundry bin is a bottomless pit! There truly is no end to washing, drying, and folding clothes at your house. I've experienced it personally. (grin)