During my 7 years of marriage, I have changed our sheets almost every Monday.
I love clean sheets. I worked the night shift as a registered nurse for 9 years, and there is no better feeling than getting to slide into clean sheets after being up for 24 hours. It is true bliss.
But our sheet schedule is not working for us any longer.
This is what my hallway looks like most Monday mornings:
What you can’t see in this picture is the 6-10 loads of laundry from my clients sitting in my bonus room just through that door.
(Yes, it is overwhelming even to me and I actually enjoy laundry.)
So my 5+ loads in the hallway plus my clients’ loads equal around 15 or so loads.
So why do I continue to change bedding on Monday morning and add to this chaos??
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been really mulling over the way I run my house. What is working and the things that are definitely not working for us. It is not working for me to change bedding on Monday morning any longer. The sheets were sitting in the hallway (or my little laundry room floor) until I could get to them on Thursday or Friday. And that was super annoying to me.
So I’ve changed my method: all bedding is now changed on Thursdays here at the Hill House. And it is washed on Thursday, which is my Linen Laundry Day.
This is the beginning of a beautiful system….really, it is.
What is not working in your laundry system?
Is it so out of control that you don’t know where to start? Can’t get clothes put away? Is your laundry room so disorganized you can’t find anything?
Take a few moments today to reflect on your current laundry system.
Resolve to make one small change that will make things easier on yourself. And then go do it!
Feel free to leave your biggest laundry dilemmas in the comments or shoot me an email.
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