Anyone else out there hate laundry?
Which part do you hate most? The sorting? Washing? Drying? Folding? Putting Away? The fact that no matter how much laundry you do, there always seems to be more?
All of the above?
Yeah, me too.
I don’t know why laundry always seems to make it to the bottom of the “chores I like” list. I mean, certainly understand “cleaning the toilet” or “scrubbing the bathroom floor” not earning high ranks, but why do we despise washing the clothes that we so love to wear?
I don’t even do the washing or drying, a machine does. Yet I’m completely willing to accept both as part of the chore and I’m willing to complain about it.
I’m such a whiney pants!
I’ve been thinking of some ways to make laundry a little easier. I’ve come up with a few and I thought I’d share them, in case anyone else hated laundry like me. 🙂
Now I’m not Einstein, so I don’t have some crazy scientific device that takes care of the whole shebang for you (because if I had one, I wouldn’t share!), but they are practical and they worked for me. Here’s hoping they work for you too!
Keep a bottle of stain pre-treater where you keep your dirty clothes.
The key to removing stains is to spray them early and wash them early, right? So they don’t sit for weeks days and “set” into the fabric, right? Then why do I keep my pre-treater on a shelf above my washing machine… which is in the garage?
Oh yeah, because it’s totally practical to get undressed in the garage every day before my shower and every night before I go to bed (which would then require me to walk back through the kitchen, through the foyer, up the stairs, down the hall and into the bedroom – naked – in order to get dressed again)!
Keeping the stain pre-treater in the room(s) where you take off your clothes would make it much more likely that your stains actually come out. 🙂
I can’t tell you how many stains I’ve tried and failed to remove from my kids clothes (not because I don’t want to, but because I’ve lost count). I can keep a small spray bottle in my upstairs (because the bedrooms are upstairs) and in the linen closet (to keep out of reach of small hands) and I would have to walk no further than 7 feet from any bedroom or bathroom in order to reach it and use it. Who knows, maybe the stains will actually come out!
Wait, maybe I am Einstein! 😉
In related news, I saw a “recipe” for homemade stain remover a couple weeks ago. I’m mixing up a batch as soon as my store-bought is gone because honestly, homemade always works better anyway.
- 1 part dish soap (i.e. Dawn, Gain, Ajax, etc.)
- 2 parts hydrogen peroxide
- ¼ part baking soda
- Mix it up and put it in a spray bottle. Let sit for a day for the dye in the soap to disappear (otherwise you may end up transferring the dye onto your clothes), then spray on stains!
Are you willing to be a rebel and move your stain pre-treater?
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