Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I don't fold wash cloths.

I don't fold the boys' bath towels or hand towels.

I don't fold boys' underwear.

I don't fold dish cloths and towels.

A year ago, I decided that I would rather have clean towels unfolded in a basket in the bathroom where they belong than unfolded in the laundry room where they don't belong.

It works for me.

One day when I don't have little kids to teach, feed, clean up after, and be entertained by, maybe I will start folding again.

Shared with Works for Me Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

life is to short to waste time on SMALL THINGS! WAY to take the short cuts to sweeter moments with your family.

Birthblessed said...

I was just sharing with a mom with several littles that very same thing- don't spend time folding diapers, just put them in the basket next to the changing table. Don't fold washcloths, have a basket for them in the sink or cabinet. Don't fold towels- just toss them in the cupboard.

You know when the towels started getting folded again? When the little people no longer needed me at bathtime. After a few months they said, "mama, we can't remember which ones are the clean towels and which ones are the dirty ones." I said, "Fold the clean ones, and don't fold the dirty ones." And that's pretty much how it's been since.

P.S. I still don't fold towels. They do. ;)

AIMA said...

When we have company, I try to clothespin a sign that says, "Clean Towels" to the hamper...We have had some confusion over clean/dirty too.:-) Thanks for reading and commenting.

Kim said...

I do fold towels, dish cloths and dish towels (because they have to fit inthe drawer) but none of the others you mentioned - does anyone seriously fold underwear?