Doing laundry is one of those household chores that practically nobody likes to do. And even though my blog is called Love and Treasure. I certainly don’t love or treasure this task.
Steps To Doing Laundry
In case you’ve never stopped to wonder why you dread laundry so much, let me tell that it’s probably because, as you know, one of the most annoying things about doing laundry is that there are sooo many steps to it.
To show you what I mean, I have compiled a list of what laundry entails, although I understand that there are many different ways of doing laundry… and that this list is so long that I probably missed a step.
You’re welcome to read the literal laundry list, but it’s super boring… just like doing laundry. So I won’t be offended if you just skim through it.
- Putting the item in the laundry basket (hopefully into one that’s already predetermined by color so that the laundry ends up sorted when you’re about to wash it).
- But if you don’t have that kind of system, you need to sort it.
- Then you have to brainwash yourself to do laundry.
- You then put the hefty load into the wash (making sure than any super delicate items get the necessary attention). Hopefully, you have trained your family well so that you don’t have to check pockets.
- Next, you get the detergent, measure it and pour it
- Then you get, measure and pour the softener
- You turn on the machine
- You think about what setting would best go with the load you put in.
- You select the settings and turn the machine on.
- You walk away and start doing other things.
- You HAVE to remember that you washed and have to make sure that you can drop everything else you’re doing and take out the wet clothing at a semi-convenient time.
- You either put things that you can into the drier. Or if you’re like me you line dry everything. For ecological reasons, economic reasons, so you don’t have to think about what’s safe to dry in the drier, and because deep down you don’t want to ever have to wonder if the reason you’re not fitting into your jeans is because they shrunk or you gained weight. It’s better to know the truth, right off the bat.
- Then you have to allow the clothes to dry.
- Then you have to go fetch it, either from the drier or from the clothing lines.
- Theeeeennnnn, you have to sort and fold… or fold and sort, whatever you prefer. And if you’re folding the Marie Kondo or KonMari method, you have to have enough love and care for your thing in you to want to fold things a certain way and organize them a certain way. (I do highly recommend the KonMari method, by the way, although I realize that it takes quite a bit of dedication, especially when it comes to laundry).
- Finally, you have to put the clothes back into their respective locations.
- You probably collapse on the ground due to exhaustion.
- You repeat the cycle again as soon as you get up, the next day, the following day, or sometime during that week.