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The Laundry Hack that Will Change Your Life
We’ve all done it. We’ve all gone through periods of time where life is crazy and laundry is too overwhelming. So we end digging through piles of clean laundry every time we need something.
Or wearing a swim suit because there is no clean underwear.
No one could be more guilty than me. With 4 kids, laundry has straight up been the bane of my very existence. No matter what I did, I could never escape the piles that seemed to grow like mold throughout my house.
(Seriously, how do little bodies make sooooooo much laundry?!?!)
And while I could usually stay up on cleaning laundry, folding it was and entirely different battle altogether. So my house would be full of disorganized baskets of clean laundry.
How many hours of my life I’ve spent digging through those baskets looking for specific items and praying for a laundry fairy, I’ll never know. Laundry has been crazy overwhelming until I discovered this simple laundry hack that has turned it all around.
It’s crazy simple: Spend 15 minutes a day on laundry.
I know, you’re skeptical. How could you not be? I mean, it seems like it would have to defy the laws of nature for 15 minutes a day to actually tackle your laundry.
But here’s the thing: it does. It absolutely works. My formerly skeptical friends now rock their laundry i just a few minutes a day.
A truth I’ve come to understand more and more is this: small and consistent efforts FAR outweigh the impact of massive and sporadic efforts. And this could be no more true than in the magic of 15 minutes a day on laundry. Here’s all you do during your 15 minutes:
- Gather up your laundry
- Throw a load in the washer
- Fold the load in the dryer from yesterday
- Then at some point in the day you take 10 seconds to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer
So easy, right? It is. And it has been that magic sauce I needed to completely destroy those laundry piles. I’ll throw a podcast on my bluetooth speaker (which follows me around the house as I clean) and in no time I’m done.
Even if I skip a day, I can usually get away just picking up the next day. Worst case scenario, I run two loads the following day.
And best of all, it saves sooooo much time in the end. You’ll actually spend way less time dealing with laundry with this strategy. Here’s why.
How it saves time:
- No more searching through piles of clean clothes
- No more clean clothes mixing with dirty clothes as one searches wildly through baskets of clean clothes (which results in having to rewash everything because you don’t know what’s clean. Or did that just happen to me a million times?)
- No full days of having to wash load after load after load because there is nothing clean in your house
- No waiting around for needed clothes to come out
Do you see!?! NOT tackling laundry is actually super time consuming. Which is why this little 15 minutes a day works. You stop wasting your valuable time.
A little bit everyday = no buildup and no stress
This laundry hack has absolutely changed my life. And it can change yours too.
By biting off a little every single day, you will never let piles add up. You will always have plenty of clean items, and clean clothes will get put away quickly. As much as I hate folding clothes, if I just have to do a little bit I just rip it off like a bandaid and get it done!
With this insanely simple and doable laundry hack, you’ll totally be able to stay up with your laundry.
Don’t let piles of laundry destroy your will to live. By building 15 minutes of laundry into your daily routine you can not only stay up on laundry, but save so much time doing so. Skeptical? Just try it for a few day and see what happens.
Let me know how it goes!