Simple Trick To Enjoy The Laundry

Two years ago I had an epiphany at Christmas time- a revolutionary thought that would change how I do my laundry. This simple trick has allowed me to not only enjoy my laundry but practice mindfulness.

The problem…

I used to hate doing the laundry. It was the worst of the homemaking tasks in my opinion. I often put it off until I became overwhelmed by the sheer volume I had. Needless to say, this was not a good system.

I needed a change and I wasn’t sure how I would find it. I read articles on other people’s laundry systems: do one load all the way through or sort this way instead of that way. It all sounded good but I knew it wasn’t going to be the life-changing system for me.

The change that made all the difference…

Every year at Christmas time I have a tradition when wrapping gifts for my children and husband. I sort the gifts into piles for each person. As I wrap the gifts for each one I pray for them for the coming year. I ask God to guide them and to guide me as a mother and wife.

Two years ago as I was doing this it hit me; why was I waiting an entire year to do this? I want to be mindful of what I am doing for my family on a daily basis. I want to live a life full of intention and spirituality. Why not bring this practice into the laundry room?


 

So I tasked myself with spending time in prayer as I fold each load of laundry. I started with my usual large load of laundry at the end of the week, I sorted into piles for each person and began.

Suddenly…

I found myself wanting to fold laundry on a stressful day and enjoying getting the clothing out of the dryer and folding each morning. I began doing laundry daily instead of becoming overwhelmed. I felt relaxed instead of stressed out. It took me a while, but I was able to find the system that worked for me.

Simple Laundry Hack | How to make laundry more enjoyable.

Now on a daily basis, I do a load of laundry, sort the washed clothing into piles by owner and as I fold I pray over that person. I ask for help guiding their hearts in our home. I ask for patience as their teacher in our homeschool. I ask for God to use me to help encourage them! I go to him and I find peace with my laundry.

Holly

5 comments on “How this one simple change has made me ENJOY doing laundry.”

  1. This reminds me of when I am driving to work! My commute is 45 minutes and at 6:40am, it’s so dark and I’m tired, but after awhile, I made it time for me to have alone with God and it is something I look forward to now 🙂 Maybe I will had my laundry time to that too!! 😀

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I too hate laundry and seem to wait until we’re out of laundry to do it and it’s so overwhelming and time consuming that they mostly sit in baskets until we use them. I will definitely be trying this approach!

  3. Hi! Glad to learn from a fellow mom! I am a motger of 6, currently living in Sweden , and will be homeschooling my 4-year-old twins next year. Looking for tips and ideas!

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