Blog Link Up with an ARM & HAMMER Giveaway

Today’s blog link up is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER.


Three weeks ago, we welcomed our 5th child into our family. Little Addison has already brought so much love and joy into our home, and besides her aversion to sleep longer than an hour at a time, our transition from a family of 6 to a party of 7 has been pretty fantastic.

But here is one thing I always find puzzling with a new addition- why does your laundry DOUBLE when you add one more person to the mix?  A month ago I was knee-deep in laundry piles, but today I’m swimming in a waist-high pile of clothes- it doesn’t make sense! We went from 6 to 7, not 6 to 12!!!

And anyone who knows me personally knows that I hate laundry. Like, “hate” isn’t even a strong enough word for how I feel about it. I don’t mind washing and drying it, but folding and putting it away has always been my nemesis.  Case and Point:

laundry pile

Those clothes are all clean and waiting to be folded and put away. I should probably do a little every day, or every other day. But because I hate it so much, I put it off. And I put it off until the pile of clean clothes is literally out of control. And then it takes me 6 hours in one afternoon to get it done, and I hate those afternoons.

But I’ve been trying reeeeealllly hard the past 2 months to be better. And I’m slowing winning the war over the piles and piles of clean clothes. I found this quote that helps me keep a positive attitude about it all:

Today I will be thankful for all the little socks, the grass-stained jeans and the endless piles of laundry. For there will come a day when the laundry basket is empty, and these days will be profoundly missed.

Can you imagine any laundry basket being empty for longer than 12 seconds??? :)

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The nice people at ARM & HAMMER want to send 1 lucky ready their very own ARM & HAMMER Seasonal Savings Gift Pack, which includes 1- $100 Visa Gift card and 2-3 ARM & HAMMER Products.

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ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive toothpaste, from the makers of Orajel™, Spinbrush: ProClean Sonic, Tooth Tunes™, ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter **Disclaimer: NOT all products pictured will be included in the giveaway**

Do you have any tips or methods of encouragement  to help stay on top of those laundry piles? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear your ideas!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ARM & HAMMER™. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors so I can keep creating fresh, creative content for Somewhat Simple.


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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. I hate laundry, too. And can I just say you are a total rockstar for being a mother to so many wonderful children. At two, I feel crazy. Go you, love it!

    • Stephanie says:

      Ha ha, thanks Amy! But most days I don’t feel like a rockstar! :)Hope you’re having a good holiday season!

  2. Thanks for hosting.. :)