105 Laundry Routine = Decluttering is Easy Podcast

Podcast #105 from ASlobComesClean -Laundry Routine = Decluttering is Easy!


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Laundry Conquered Podcast

My Laundry Metamorphosis 

How Laundry Day Helps Me Declutter

How Many Socks/Undies/Whatever Do I Need? 


How Laundry Day Helps Me Declutter


Laundry Day. Oh, Laundry Day.

How I love thee.

I know it sounds a little (or a LOT) over-dramatic, but seriously, y’all . . . Laundry Day is the best thing that has happened to me in this whole deslobification process.

It’s 10 a.m. on a Monday morning right now, and the second load is in the dryer. I’m driven to get it all done so I can NOT do laundry for the next six days.

Lest you think I’m some super-organized person who does things perfectly, it’s actually Tuesday morning. When I wrote that, I totally believed in my heart it was Monday since the kids were out of school yesterday and my allergic-to-schedules brain is all off-kilter. And then I remembered I needed to post about an amazing offer so I won’t get to put this up until Wednesday.


I big, puffy-heart love Laundry Day. There are two whole chapters about it in my new book (coming out in LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS).  I blather on about exactly how it works even though it seems like it shouldn’t work for people like me, and exactly why all the reasons I resisted it for so long are wrong.

But that’s not what this post is about.

This post is about decluttering. And how Laundry Day helps me declutter.

#1 – I’m Aware of How Many Clothes We Have

Pre-Laundry Day, I had no clue how many clothes we had. Or how many we needed. I just knew we were always running out of clean clothes. Always. So I was always buying more.

Buying more meant I could wait longer before I had to do laundry. Waiting longer to do laundry meant the piles were bigger (and were more like mounds than piles). Bigger piles/mounds/monstrosities meant I was more paralyzed and overwhelmed at the thought of doing all that laundry, so I waited. So I thought we didn’t have enough clothes because we kept running out. So I bought more.

The first step of Laundry Day is to sort every last piece of dirty clothing in the entire house into piles. If you are against sorting by color (as some are), sort into random-colored piles the size of your washing machine’s capacity.

One look at the piles on the first Laundry Day was enough to break through my Slob Vision and show me we had too many clothes. Way too many.

I also saw, as I worked through those blankety-blank piles, that we had clothes we would never, ever wear. That at the bottom of our hampers and baskets, never to make it into an emergency load, had been outgrown clothes, doll clothes, and other-and-assorted made-of-fabric stuff.

SEEing our dirty clothes all in one place showed me our excess.

#2 – Confidence in My Undies Undie Supply

One reason I couldn’t even consider getting rid of clothing was fear of going commando. I had zero confidence whatsoever that I’d find clean clothes when I opened my dresser drawer. Which meant purging clothes never entered my mind as a possibility.

Once Laundry Day became a consistent thing, I was able to relax. I could finally trust that I would have the clean clothes I needed when I needed them.

#3 – Kids Choose Their Favorite Clothes Without Knowing That’s What They’re Doing

The best perk I experienced of Laundry Day was that my kids didn’t even realize they were identifying their favorite clothes.

When I got to the point I was truly only washing one week’s worth of clothing (which doesn’t happen on the first Laundry Day), I saw clearly what wasn’t being worn.

Clothes left in drawers aren’t favorites. Favorite clothes, when they’re clean every week, get worn every week.

Decluttering clothing was ridiculously easy when I could see so clearly which clothes my kids chose to wear last. Or didn’t choose at all.


I’d love to hear about the laundry system that works in your house and if it has opened your eyes to Clothing Clutter. 

If you have no laundry system, or if you’ve tried unsuccessfully (like I did) to do a load a day, I encourage you to give Laundry Day a shot.

Here’s the post with all the links to my own trials, failures and eventual successes regarding laundry. 

Here’s the podcast I recently recorded with my husband. In it, he talks about how the change in laundry has been one of the biggest and best changes in our home.


If you’re overwhelmed with laundry and/or your home in general, check out my book, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind. I tackle laundry and everything else home-management-related in that book. Find out what you’ll get as a bonus if you pre-order before the release on November 8th!





Mrs. Meyer’s Fall Scents Pack from Grove Collaborative


I’m excited to partner with a company that is currently impressing my socks off!

If you love fall scents, don’t miss this amazing deal from Grove Collaborative that’s only available this week (through the 16th)!

Grove Collaborative is a unique company with a passion for household products that are gentle on the environment and gentle on your family. If that is your passion too, they’re an excellent resource for finding tested products in one place at great prices.

You set up a delivery schedule so you never run out of the products you need. I love eliminating stress with subscription services.

When you go to their site, you’ll answer a few questions about your family size and cleaning style, and they’ll suggest products for you. You don’t have to purchase the products they suggest, but it’s a great way to get an idea of the things they offer! Just adjust the numbers of the suggested products if you don’t want them.

Look around at sections like cleaning, personal care and more. If you find $20 worth of things you need (who doesn’t need toilet paper and shampoo and laundry detergent?), you will also receive the Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products seen in the photo! (Not the apples or cider or bowl. Just the dish soap, cleaning spray, handsoap and towels!)

If you’ve been around a while, you know I have to be VERY careful about what scents I have in my home. I was glad that one of the two choices for this fall special was Apple Cider, which is one of the few scents I can handle. The other scent option for this offer is Mum. Honestly, I was so excited to get new handtowels along with the yummy-smelling soaps! New handtowels always make me happy. And turning old stained ones into rags (the one-in-one-out rule, y’know) makes me happy too!

What you get free, in addition to your $20 order of items completely of your own choosing:

  • Mrs. Meyer’s Fall Hand Soap
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  • Grove Collaborative Kitchen Towel
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Go here to get this special offer, and check out the many, many natural products they offer.

If you’re an existing Grove Collaborative customer, don’t feel left out! You can get this Mrs. Meyer’s set for 50% off! (See how they take care of people!) Just go here for that deal.

AND, can you believe they sent me FLOWERS this morning to celebrate me sharing this great offer with you?


In my normal spirit of full disclosure, here’s the before and after of my dining room table. Yay for motivation to clear it (mostly) off! i-got-flowers

Get your free Mrs. Meyer’s products here.

In case you didn’t catch it when I said I’m partnering with Grove Collaborative, I am. That means all the links in this post are my affiliate links. I got a free credit with them and will earn when you use my link. The opinions and sensitive nose and messy dining room table are all mine.


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