You rarely have clean clothes, but do you really have a laundry problem?
‘Problem’ is a more…serious word. Maybe you only have a few laundry issues. Or maybe even a slight laundry dilemma.
Or maybe an actual laundry problem.
Here’s how to know for sure:
1) You’ve gone to Target at 11pm to buy underwear just to avoid washing the dirty ones you already own.
2) You have 6 bottles of laundry detergent in your stockpile, but you never have to replenish it. Hmmm.
3) You have actually thrown away a few pieces of clothing just so you don’t have to deal with the stains on them. Ugh – yellow mustard. Enough said.
4) You only wash your favorite jeans every 4–6 weeks. (Please, please wash them more often than that!)
5) You haven’t seen the floor of your laundry room since you moved in. 5 years ago.
6) You chronically have 3 empty drawers in your dresser…because you don’t have any clean clothes to go in them.
7) Your sock drawer is completely empty. Your stray sock bin, however looks like this:
(Oh yes, this really was my sock bin a few months ago.)
I wrote this tongue-in-cheek, but there are those of us who struggle – a lot – with some aspect of taking care of our homes. (If you’re curious, my struggle is keeping our floors clean. They need to be vacuumed practically every day with six people living here and oh! that’s just ridiculous to me. Who in the world has time for that?!)
But if your struggle is laundry, you’re at the right site. There are easy steps you can take today to improve your laundry life.
So what are some of those ‘easy’ steps?
Here are a few good places to start:
– If you have no idea where to start with the pile of laundry you’re facing, here are 10 steps to getting your laundry pile under control.
– Here’s some direction if you’re looking to start a laundry routine.
– And if you’re the type of person that needs quick results, here are 3 immediate ways to reduce your laundry pile.
can we just throw everything away and start over?
Lol… Guilty! Of #1 (especially in college… And whole outfits not just undies… Undies are optional anyway!)’ and # 4…. but I don’t wear those jeans EVERY day! I’m doing better now that I try to do a load per day but I still get backed up sometimes.
I only wash my favorite pair of jeans about every 4 weeks – but that’s because I only wear them about twice a month. 🙂 No jeans allowed at work, so mostly I am in slacks for work or lounge/PJ pants or comfy dresses at home.
Hey Lauren. I was just looking for Laundry pics for my Traveling Laundry Lady business and read your article. i just thought if this idea of having an in home laundry service when I moved. No one really offers laundry when they clean. I go in an do all of laundry related items plus I will even organize too.
What a wonderful service you offer! Yes, I operated an in-home laundry business for about 2 years. It was hard work, but a service that people WANT and need!
Best wishes! 🙂