Laundry Detail

images-2I do not enjoy laundry detail. I include washing, drying, ironing, going to the dry cleaners, going back to the dry cleaners etc.

Some people love it so much that they set aside days to iron curtains, bed sheets, towels and yes, even under shirts. People don’t even see the under shirts, yet they still get ironed, and in some cases starched. Whatever floats your boat.

If you’re like me the hardest part is just getting started. Once I get started I’m fine because I have a system down that works to my advantage.

But what happens when those starts back up, and you don’t have even a t-shirt for bedtime? Oh boy! Now that right there is for the birds, and you’re already dreading Saturday, and it’s only Monday.

There aren’t any easy answers here unless you want to hire me, and I can certainly save you time.  But let’s be realistic here.

My solution to this problem is this. Wash one load in the evening, fold them and put them away in one fell swoop. This will require a tad extra hustle, but it sure beats having a mountain of clothes when the last thing you want to do is laundry.

Buy as many non-dry cleaning, wrinkle free clothing as you can, and don’t feel like you have to dry clean every time you wear the outfit. The focus here is washer, dryer, closet or drawer. You’re trying to handle the textiles as little as possible. The less steps, hand and arm movement the more stream line the protocol.

Focusing on underwear (socks, bras, boxers, briefs, panties, sexy underwear, under shirts, slips, girdles and stirrups) can also lighten the load. Psychologically it makes the big jobs less minutiae if you’re able to isolate these peripherals. When you have your focus upon the plethora of socks that travel to and from your feet every day you make a major dent into an unpleasant task.

Let me know how it goes, and if you enjoy laundry detail have you always been that way, or did it take some training.

Weigh in good people.

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About Tomlinson Cleaning, LLC

I've been cleaning Middle Tennessee homes since 2007.
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