If you are a mom of kids who still live at home, you are probably facing MOUNDS and MOUNDS of laundry every week. Laundry is high on my list of my least favorite chores (well, not so much washing but, but folding it and putting it away!) And now that my kids are heading back to school and starting all their fall sports, the amount of laundry they generate has definitely gone up!
But I recently came across this quote from Thomas Monson and I was struck by how close it hit home:
"If you are still in the process of raising children be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly.”It is a great reminder that our kids will only be under our roof for a short while, and that some days the chores that we resent right now, will be chores we miss doing.
It also serves as a reminder that while I have small children in my home, that I should be extra aware of laundry room safety. As I have done previously, I am teaming up with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) to remind parents (or anyone who may have young children in their home) that you always want to keep concentrated laundry packets high and out of reach of children.
I loved the message of this quote so much, that I created a free chalkboard art printable that features it!
The non-watermarked copy of this printable is available by submitting your email address below.
So while you are sorting those piles of tiny shirts and socks, take a moment to appreciate exactly what it all means, since one day those little socks will no longer be in your laundry basket.. and you will miss these days!
Pledge to keep your laundry room safe by taking ACI’s KEY Pledge! You’ll be entered to win a $2,500 gift card* for a laundry room makeover!
This post was written in conjunction with ACI and I was compensated for my time and materials. The project idea and post is my own. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends on December 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. and DC, 21 and older. Void where prohibited. For Official Rules, go to http://www.keypledge.com/Keypledge/TermsConditions.html