Laundry Challenge

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Struggling with anxiety and depression make the most mundane tasks that much harder. So I’m sure you will not be shocked to read that I HATE laundry.

There are only two instances in this blog where you will read that I hate something. It will either pertain to laundry or grocery shopping!

I have loathed laundry since a child. I think it has something to do with my mom making me re-fold every item that wasn’t exactly the way she folded it (love you, Mom! hehe). Anyway, whenever I see something about making laundry easier, I pause and read away. Give me allllll the laundry hacks!

I recently read somewhere, (I really wish I could remember where so I could give them credit!) that…

you will be extra proficient with your laundry if you wait to put another load in AFTER you fold and put away the current load.

When I read this, I thought, yeah okay… How will I ever get it all done? The answer is simple, you won’t! BUT, after one week of trying this method, I can proudly say there are zero piles of clean laundry in my home. If you only knew, and maybe you do through your own experience, how rare that is, you would understand why it’s so exciting!

Obviously, my laundry is not getting done at the same rate as if I just continuously have one load after the other going in. I am hoping the solution will lay in me consistently putting in one load every other day so that it doesn’t pile up. Also, now that I’ve gotten used to washing one load at a time, I am now rewarding myself by putting another load in the wash right before I start folding the newly dried clothes.

Here is a bit of advice to the success of this method. Do not, absolutely do not, lie to yourself and put in load after load, even if you have been folding and putting away the whole day. If you know you will not fold and put away the load currently drying, listen to that little nudge, don’t put in that load just because you want more laundry clean!

What do you think of this method? Are you willing to try it? Keep me updated in the comments below!

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