Are you dreading the approaching laundry day?
How about you change your perspective on laundry and stop seeing it as something that you have to do – rather, enjoy the perks of getting to do your laundry. With a few simple steps, you will start seeing laundry as an easy household task that is nothing less than a privilege.
Just think about the amazing machinery that you have – you don’t have to do laundry by hand with a board and wringer – something that our great grandparents got to do. Today, laundry is not a challenging chore – all you need is a few tweaks and some additional knowledge, and before you know it, you will love your laundry day.
Here are five ways you can learn to love doing your laundry.
Make your laundry space more exciting
As we mentioned before, it all comes down to your mindset and how you perceive the activity of doing laundry. We, humans, are virtual beings, and if we don’t like what we see, we kind of tune out, which is why you should jazz up your laundry space.
Do whatever it takes to make your laundry space more interesting, even if it requires you to hang up a disco ball and play your favorite jams to make the laundry space feel like a disco club. Trust us when we tell you that you will feel the energy and get in a better mood.
Soon, you will start seeing laundry as something that you want to do while grooving to the music.
Besides, if your laundry space is located in the darker areas of your house, such as the basement, don’t hold yourself back and transform the entire space by making it warmer and more comfortable. Also, you can take your favorite drink, listen to some motivational podcasts, and get yourself in a better mood.
Have the right laundry supplies
Do you know that the success of your laundry lies to a great extent in the supply you are using?
Suppose you are doing your laundry in a shared space. In that case, you might want to ensure that you have a kit placed at an easily accessible spot containing all essential supplies, including wool dryer balls that are good for your clothes and can also help you save loads of money by reducing energy consumption.
Besides, you might want to include oxygen bleach, laundry soap bar, stain removal brushes, and sprays. If you don’t want to buy loads of chemicals, you can make your own spot cleaner by keeping separate bottles of rubbing alcohol and a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar.
Nonetheless, the content of your laundry kit depends on your laundry needs, and your ultimate focus should be on keeping everything that you might need within instant access to make your laundry sessions as easy and comfortable as possible.
Use your laundry session to relax & meditate
Do you know that laundry is considered a brilliant way to relieve stress? Yes, you read this right! For most people, laundry is nothing less than a meditation session. Understandably, doing laundry is not one of the most exciting tasks in the world.
However, it is something that allows you to be focused without much focusing in a very relaxed manner.
Think about it – do you ever have time to sit, relax, and do nothing? The obvious answer is no – we live in a hustle-oriented era where we are constantly busy and rarely have time to unwind and allow our minds to relax.
The good news is that you can allow your mind to relax and even have meditation sessions while doing your laundry. Soon, you will start to see laundry as a pleasant deviation from the chaos of your daily schedule.
Also, while you engage in the task of folding your laundry, your mind will mark it as a small goal accomplished. And who doesn’t feel great after a sense of victory? Those stains on your once-dirty shirt will become a bitter-sweet memory as you will stay focused on the end result of fresh, clean, and crisp laundry.
Also, don’t forget to wash your beddings – there is nothing better than lying on fresh and crisp sheets after a long day.
Use laundry to spend quality time with family
If your busy schedule keeps you uptight to the point where you find it hard to spend quality time with your family, then you can make things better by turning your laundry day into a fun family affair.
If you have children, you can have them help you with folding laundry or hanging the wet clothes on the line. While you are at it, get the conversation going, have fun, play each other’s favorite music, and simply enjoy the in-built quality time.
Besides, by involving your children, you will teach them how to enjoy doing laundry from the very outset. Simply put, you will be teaching them valuable skills and spending quality time with your family, and getting helping hands along the way.
Having your family involved in the laundry task can make your kids see the positive side of doing chores. Also, use the time to share knowledge about the different fabric types and how to remove stains from them.
In short, you can turn laundry into a valuable family session.
Get comfy with your own schedule
Do you know why many people dread laundry day? The answer is simply because they have a laundry day. So, what you can do about it is to skip having a laundry day and set your own schedule by doing laundry whenever you want or need it.
By doing so, you will instantly lift the immense pressure that keeps you on edge on the respective laundry day. Instead of allowing your clothes to get a better hold of you and control your life, learn to be someone who controls their life by becoming their own boss.
That said, you will want to be strategic about setting your schedule. For instance, if you live alone, you might want to purchase a few more sheets, so you don’t have to do laundry more often. Besides, refrain from over-washing. For instance, there is absolutely no need to wash your pair of black jeans every time you want to wear them.
Over-washing is not good for the clothes, your money, and the environment. Remember, the bottom line is to be strategic and mindful about things, including your laundry.