Posts Tagged ‘laundry’

01/22/10
Amy
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(Home Management) The Laundry Rut


laundryI am famous for my laundry ruts. I do several loads of laundry one day and never complete the process. The clothes are cleaned, but they remain in laundry baskets for several days until I need the baskets to run new loads of laundry. The clean laundry then gets carelessly dumped on the bedroom floor. At some point that day, knowing that more loads of laundry are on the way, I might finally work on putting away the clean clothes from several days ago. Consequently, I become sick of folding laundry long before the new loads are dry. The vicious cycle repeats.

In response to my frustration over this major household management weakness, I recently imposed a new rule upon myself. Imagine my surprise when it truly worked!! But would it stand test time of time? Weeks later, there are still no piles of laundry on my bedroom floor.That, my friends, is a victory.

The rule is simple: Do not start a second load of laundry until the first load is washed and put away.

It sounds almost too simplistic to be revolutionary, but it works. I can complete one load of laundry. I might procrastinate on two loads, but one load can be completed quickly. It is manageable! We tend to work on chores and projects that we know we can successfully complete and having that small victory is both motivating and energizing. You will find that you actually accomplish more.

So the next time you find yourself in a laundry rut, try the One Load Rule and kiss those piles of wrinkled laundry goodbye.

08/09/09
Amy
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(Money Saving Tips) Dryer Sheets


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Here is a small and easy, money-saving change that you can make.

Cut your dryer sheets in half and use only one half per load. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that it is just as effective!

*Tip – Cut all of the dryer sheets in half as soon as you open the box to make for easy use.

07/29/09
Amy

(Home Management) Laundry Deadline


Laundry has a way of piling up. Or of sitting in the dryer, if we’ll admit it. Have you discovered that there is this unspoken threshold during the day, past which the laundry will remain unfinished? Consider setting a laundry deadline for yourself. For example, if your threshold seems to be lunchtime, resolve to have your laundry completed for the day by 12:00. That means the last load probably cannot go into the washer past 10am (depending on the length of your washer/dryer cycles). Sound impossible? Maybe not. If your laundry isn’t getting done past lunchtime anyway, that means that you are likely folding the previous day’s laundry the next morning. You are just being more intentional about the completion of the chore.

And do you know what the best part of this deadline is? You don’t have to think about it for the rest of the day.

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