Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Great Laundry Challenge

Yes, Peanut is proud!  She is this week's winner of our family competition.  With a little creativity, I came up with this idea to motivate family to fold and put away their laundry...introducing The Great Laundry Challenge.  A fun, family competition... Who can put away or give away the most clothing in a week?  Guess what- the kids kicked our butts!!  My husband's score was 11 pieces of clothing, I had 36 (this doesn't include all of the other laundry that I put away- towels and little man's clothing), Sunshine Girl had 59 and the winner had a whopping 62!!  Way to go Peanut!!  She'll be wearing the Queen of Laundry T-shirt award this week. 

To record our totals, I created the sheet below and laminated it. 

I also created T-shirt awards- just for fun! These were cut out, laminated, and made into a necklace.  One side says Queen of Laundry and the other says King of Laundry. (just in case Dad wins- he better get moving though!)

Sunshine girl is ready for some competition, so I think a lot of laundry will be flying around this week!  She wants to steal or I should say earn that T-shirt necklace from her little sis!!

Hope you are doing well! Thanks for reading!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Progress: Week of 5/7

Ugg!  Progress is slow this week.  I've been so busy with very important kid stuff!  Watching my girls perform in musicals, helping with school work this week, and I also attended a baby shower.  The house is a mess, but I still managed to help with yard work.  So the outside is starting to look better than the inside.  :)

Oh well, I'll get it together.  Some weeks are just like that. 

On a positive note...
I gave 2 small bags of clothing away
My girls cleaned out their school desks
I re-organized my coupon binder- watch out- crazy couponer on the loose!
I cleaned out the diaper bag and my purse.
And today- I scrubbed the nasty sink in the basement and wiped off the top of the washer. (not sure the last time that was done.)

I hope your house is looking better than mine.  If not, count the positives and try again tomorrow!


Keeper of The Messy Nest