Laundry Can Get Away From You (And Me)
I HATE doing laundry. Don’t get me wrong, I know just how to do laundry. I’m even good at it. But I HATE it so I put it off…for a really long time. The key, embarrassing as it is, is owning a lot of underwear! So today, is finally the day that I must deal with the laundry monster that has become the corner of my bedroom, having long since overflowed the hamper. So, of course the first task is to sort the laundry. I tend to wear dark colors so my sorting is a bit different from the norm. I sort pants, shirts and intimates into three separate piles. I’ve found that makes it easier to put things away when the laundry is finished (which in my case will be sometime tomorrow).
Getting Down to Business
I start with the intimates and get that out of the way. Then if I run out of steam, at least I won’t run out of underwear. While I’m folding and putting that away, the tops are in the dryer already. I wash everything in cold water with Tide pods which are really good at removing stains and mean I don’t have to do much pre treating. Did I mention that I also am averse to ironing? So I fold my tops carefully and hang the pants immediately. I smooth everything out while folding and hanging so wrinkles are kept to a minimum. My mom would be appalled. She even ironed T Shirts. OMG!
In case you are wondering, yes, the reason I am writing this blog is to put off doing laundry!
Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in April 2014. We have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.