I Hate Laundry…
Like, really. I loathe it.
So much in fact that my husband does the laundry. Well, my bad back does make lugging the heavy baskets up and down the stairs difficult, but I’d hate doing it even pain-free.
Since he does all of the laundry lugging and washing, I’m in charge of folding. And isn’t that the worst part of laundry? I tend to think so.
But I learned something new recently (a super simple tip shared in this new book I’m reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) that literally changed. my. life.
It even helps me get through my laundry-folding duties with a smile. Most of the time anyway.
Want to know what my secret is?
The Simple Laundry Tip That Changed My Life:
When my hubby brings up a fresh load of laundry – wafting with the new mood-boosting method Laundry Detergent scent of “beach sage”, I sort them by person first (stopping only to turn things right side out, but not to fold yet).
Then I take each persons’ pile right to their dresser and fold them as I put them away.
Why? (Here’s the “secret”!)
Because I fold each item SMALL, into a little square or rectangle, the height of the dresser drawer that it belongs in. And instead of laying it flat and stacking more and more clothes on top to be pawed through by my kids, I STAND IT UP ON END in the drawer.
Here’s what a drawer of Priscilla’s short-sleeved t-shirts looks like – to show you what I mean…
Now she can see all of her shirts without moving them around or messing them up.
And it seems like more clothes fit in a drawer, too!
It might not seem like much, but it sure makes me smile to open one of my kids’ dresser drawers and see their clothes still folded so neatly everyday. And with room to spare for clean folded clothes without squishing and refolding things.
More About method Laundry Detergent:
The other laundry “secret” I’m loving is our new method Laundry Detergent.
Since it works so effectively, even in cold water, I don’t have to worry about how hubby’s doing the laundry. It comes out bright and clean every time. And since it’s hypoallergenic and biodegradable, I can feel good about using it, too.
method is celebrating it’s new – more stylish – laundry detergent with a collaboration with fashion giant ASOS on an easy-to-clean yet modern clothing line.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.