Tell Us: The Laundry Nitty Gritty

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Laundry controls my life.  At least it has the capacity to, if I let it.  We spend a lot of time here at Apartment Therapy gazing at gorgeous laundry rooms or mooning over the cutest bins and safest detergents.  But let's get down to the brass tacks here: how often do you do it, and does it wind up taking over your bedroom like it does mine? 

Admittedly, this is not a "how to" post, more a crowd sourcing post for best options. One of the issues here is that we have too many clothes.  Period.  I have two daughters, who each would love to change clothes three to four times per day if they could.  They both have a far too plentiful wardrobe, much of which has to be ironed in order to be presentable.  Does anyone but me actually iron anymore? 

I'm considering a moratorium on buying clothes until next Fall.  We can whittle down during Spring Cleaning, and take the summer to eBay the good stuff.  What I want to know is, what's the goal?  How often do you do laundry, and for how many people?  How many outfits do you own?  Your children?  Should we aim for 7 days worth of clothing per season?  14?  And is ironing a ridiculous prospect in 2013?  

If you have a good system, do share.  If you're in the same boat as we are, we want to know that too!  Let's commiserate and come up with a plan, together.  

(Image: Jason Loper/Anne & Rich's Colorful Urban Cottage)

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