by: Mary Segers
Keep Laundry From Piling Up
Keep Laundry From Piling Up

To Keep Laundry From Piling Up Is My Greatest Wish

Is something I hear a lot. I don’t really understand the reason WHY laundry backs up in the first place.

Look at the picture above. The first thing that comes to my mind is aren’t we lucky we don’t have to live like that? Yet why do we sometimes have the mentality that we do.

Why is it so hard for some people… maybe even YOU… to tackle this little chore on an as-needed basis instead of pushing it aside day after day. Why do we dread it so? Why do we go at it alone?

Listen, laundry is something we’re going to have to deal with all our lives. Isn’t is worth taking a little time and learning to deal with it in the best, most efficient way possible? Isn’t it worth taking the time to learn some strategies and then how to implement those strategies.

This post will give you some ideas which, if implemented, will greatly reduce your aversion to this lifelong chore.

Keep Laundry From Piling Up With These 3 Easy Strategies

In a nutshell these strategies are:

  1. Keep up with laundry on a daily basis
  2. Learn to smartly multitask
  3. Get help from your family

I wrote about these with some different examples in this article titled Home Time Management: 3 Strategies to Keep Laundry from Piling Up.

Keep Up With Laundry on a Daily (if needed) Basis

Anything kept up with on a daily basis is easier to handle than something let go until it is a mountain. This is especially true of laundry.

Learn to Smartly Multitask

Anyone who has read my writing for any amount of time knows I don’t believe in multitasking in general or, should I say, how most people try to do it.It’s ineffective and many times does more harm than good.

I do believe, however, that there is a smart way to multitask. Here’s the thing, some tasks that don’t require a whole lot of thinking (like laundry) CAN be done while you’re doing something else that does require a bit more thinking such as cooking or watching TV.

Or, you could put the clothes in the washer while you’re running errands and then in the dryer when you get home.

It’s simply not like the above picture where you have to physically do the work and therefore would be unable to do another physical task at the same time.

Get Your Family to Help

Your spouse and kids are likely more than capable of helping keep laundry from piling up. If you need help either knowing how to teach the kids or learning how to motivate them to pitch in then check out my Time Management and Kids program which goes into… among other things… getting your kids to do their own laundry (among other chores).

They CAN… you just have to help them WANT to.

Or, you can check out my Time Management and Laundry program and in less than an hour you’ll have tons of ideas to simplify this area of your life.

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