If any one knows me well they know that the one chore I absolutely detest is laundry. I mean seriously, the washing, the drying (2 times through the dryer in my case), the folding, the hanging, the putting away….all just to do it again tomorrow. I HATE DOING LAUNDRY!

Today has been no exception to that feeling. With the mountain of washed and dried clothes glaring at me from the couch I just keep thinking to myself that I should really just get rid of it all. I mean seriously, the kids and I leave the house maybe twice a week. The rest of the time we are home all day, every day.

So in reality I just need 4-6 outfits per kid tops right? Enough to be able to travel with if we ever get the chance to go out of town.

As for me and Dusty, well the same applies. I need one or two nice outfits to wear for class and seminary wives functions. And something to wear to church. So that means 4-6 pairs of clothes for me would do nicely. Dusty wears the same thing to work 4 days a week so that makes dressing him pretty easy too.  All we need is church clothes, school clothes and the random day off outfit. So again 4-6 pairs of clothing.

I think that is going to be my January goal. DOWN SIZE! On everything. Its time to eliminate the clutter and get back to the basics.

And on another Laundry focused topic I just made my second batch of laundry detergent. The first batch was made back in April. So I managed to get through 8 months of laundry hades with only spending about $20 bucks. I would have to say that’s not to shabby. 

Someday, if I ever decided I care enough I will sit down and figure out how much per load that comes to and do a cost comparison between the homemade and the store bought but for now I’m just going to stick with the knowledge that I know I’m saving a TON of money not buying laundry detergent each month.


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