The Dirty Little Secret About Laundry

08/24/2010 by Michele R.J. Allinotte

Yes, that pun was intended.

We all do it. You wash the laundry. You dry the laundry. You fold the laundry. You put the laundry in baskets. But many, many times, that is where the laundry stays. In the baskets. It never gets put away.

Apparently, laundry baskets are not meant for storage. The baskets are merely to be used to transport the folded laundry from the laundry room (or wherever you fold) to the room of the owner of the clothes and then the clothes are supposed to be put away.

It’s the putting away that becomes the problem.


Well, because you can get away with not putting it away. The clothes are clean and if someone needs them, they are right there in the basket.

Time management gurus would tell you not to put off anything that takes less than a few minutes to do.

They are right.

What happens with the laundry? You do a load and then fold it and say “oh, I will wait until the next load is done to put it all away”. And then the next, and the next, and then there is a ton of laundry to put away and it just never seems to get done.

So yes, it would be easier and more time efficient to put away the laundry as it is folded.

But I’m not going to tell you to do that. Do whatever works for you.

I’m no time management guru. I understand that some times, we have to let things slide.

Like this blog. Oops. It has been a while since I posted something. What have I been doing this whole time? Well, not putting away my laundry for one.

I’ve been on holidays a couple of weeks and trying to enjoy as much of the summer as I can. So I let some things slide.

But now I feel like my batteries are recharged and I’m ready to take on the world (ok, not really the world, but you get the idea). I’m actually looking forward to the routine that September will bring, but I’m not quite wishing away the summer yet.

So you can once again look forward to my regular posts each week. If you have any topics you would like me to address, please send me a message and let me know what you are interested in hearing.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and “see” you next week (or sooner!).


1 Comment

  1. Really? How about the top of the dryer? I fold the clothes there and there they often stay. So much so lately that my son comes downstairs to the dryer first in the morning to get dressed…he doesn’t go to the dresser beside his bed. But, sometimes, just for fun, I put all his clothes away at night while he is sleeping ….. hee hee hee.

    Comment by Lisa — 08/24/2010 @ 5:17 pm

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