Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Homemaker Life: The Genius of a Laundry Day
I don't know about you, but I hate doing the laundry. There is always so much of it, then you have to fold it and put it away and it never ends, because everyone in your house wears clothes and uses linens every day.
So, I have been looking for a way to make laundry bearable.
A lot of people recommend doing a load a day. But, when I do that, I end up doing the same load every day because I forget to put it in the dryer, and then I am behind in laundry again.
So, throwing it back to how generations of housewives have done it before, I instituted a laundry day.
When I started Laundry Day, I planned to do all the laundry and clean the master bedroom and bathroom.
I continually failed at Laundry Day.
Because I kept forgetting to move the laundry and would get behind in folding. Week after week, I would spend all evening folding laundry.
A few weeks ago, I read "How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind" by Dana K.White (I've talked about this before) and she suggested a dedicated Laundry Day.
After thinking about it, it makes sense. Housewives of the 50s and 60s (and earlier) had a dedicated Laundry Day. They washed, dried, folded, ironed and put everything away.
I thought, I can do that.
And you know what?
Twice in the past month, when I have had an uninterrupted Monday, I completed Laundry Day...even the ironing for the week. I accomplished something I never thought was possible. The Laundry, except for the few items we were wearing, was done.
And, even on my interrupted Mondays, with some planning, I was able to finish everything, except the ironing by the time my husband got home on Monday evening.
What is your laundry strategy? Share below!