In my earlier post
I posted about the savings involved in using a clothes line. Here I will post the specifics about a clothes line and when Wayne builds a new one I’ll post a final follow up. Please keep in mind I only wash 2 at the most 3 loads of laundry a day from Monday – Friday(if you don’t have kids this will seem like a lot but its pretty normal for a family of 5!). Also keep in mind my day is planned around homeschooling.
- I start the laundry first thing in the morning and then do my quiet time, wake up kids & start breakfast.
- At this point I go and hang the first load and start the second load.
- We have school from 9-2 after school I go and fold the first load on the line and put it up and hang the second load
- Proceed with cleaning, playing etc…..
- Start dinner and then go and get the laundry off the line and fold and put it away.
Clothes pin cost .97 at Wal-Mart and I am buying a bag a month until my jar is full. It’s not labor intensive and I thought it would be, but it’s not.
Some laundry I let the kids hang, towels & rags. Most laundry the kids can get down and then I fold it once it’s in the house. My kids love to hang the towels and rags they act like I’m giving them a special treat!I think the laundry line adds about 10-15 minutes do my day. But I’ll time myself and see. I really enjoy hanging the laundry because usually I am by myself (kids are doing their chores and I get a chance to regroup and get with the Lord). Here is another post from my on-line friend regarding her laundry line and my inspiration at His Grace to You!
Just Hanging Out,
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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.
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