Here on the homestead I am starting to get frustrated with the amount of laundry we do in one week. Where a family of four might have two to three loads a week, our large family of ten seems to be coming up with 10 to 12 loads in one week. Sure there are a lot of us, but it still seems like so much laundry for one week and being that we are currently renting and are unable to make a drying room for our laundry, we are forced to use a electric dryer which frustrates me even more as I have been trying to limit the amount of hydro we use in a day.
So after a great deal of discussion we have come up with a plan. We have been trying to get back to just the basics and when it comes to the children and their clothing well I am pretty sure we could cloth about 10 to 15 extra children, so our plan is to go through all the clothing in the next two weeks and cut back to a weeks worth of clothing, pack away a few extras and then donate the rest of the clothing to children who could really use it in the area. After this is completed I am hoping our weekly laundry will be cut down by at least 50%.
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