How does your laundry room look? Let’s spend 15 minutes decluttering it today. Your laundry room is an important place in your home. It is easier to process your laundry, if you can get to the washer and dryer easily.
With a large family, I had to refine my laundry process as our family grew. All of you know how much laundry little ones can make. My process of doing laundry once a week had to change from when I was first married. Laundry was not my favorite thing to do at that time. I didn’t mind starting a load or moving it to the dryer. I just did not enjoy folding, hanging, and putting away. I am pretty sure I was not alone.
When we had two children, I could “get by” with doing laundry every other day. As babies continued to bless our home, I got into the habit of doing laundry daily. I did well with getting it done. But I used a lot of baskets to “hold” the clean laundry.
The laundry room quickly filled with baskets of clean laundry. This made washing laundry and moving it to the dryer a balancing act.
My husband made a place for me to hang the clean laundry. I kept it full. You know what I mean when I say that I pushed as many clothes hangers as I could on that rod.
Then, I started following the FlyLady. As I learned my routines, I had to work on my poor laundry habits.
What I learned was that we had too many clothes. I also learned that we had to put laundry away as soon as it was finished drying. It took time to declutter and thin down the amount of clothes we had. It took time to develop the habit of putting the laundry away as soon as it was done. With persistence, I learned this routine.
Today, my whole family has all of the steps of doing laundry down pat. My laundry room is clean and decluttered. It is a happy place. It is a peaceful place, and it is a great place to pray while I fold and hang laundry.
Have a great day!
Weekly Home Blessing Task: Wipe Windows and Mirrors
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Get out some art supplies and be creative with your children.
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water
- 15 minutes of loving movement
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
- Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
- Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
- Put things at your launch pad
- Shine Your Sink
- Clean Off a Hot Spot
- Go to Bed at Decent Hour