Monday is Laundry Day. One of the best things about doing laundry this way is that I am much more thorough than I ever was with the one-load-a-day method.
Doing “all” of my laundry actually means something. With one-load-a-day (which was a delusion anyway), I pulled the most desperately needed items off the top of the
pile mountain, and created my load from that. Things that I didn’t wear often were passed over. And over and over.
Because the first step of the Laundry Day method is to gather and sort every last stitch of dirty clothing in the house, even those less-necessary items get washed.
But there are still leftovers.
Most of these leftovers are things that were stuck in the laundry basket . . . that aren’t even laundry. Like shoes. Or shopping bags. Or hats or freebie-water-bottles or doll clothes.
I’m pretty sure those Build-a-Bear shorts have been washed fifteen times since the last time they covered a bear-hiney. And yet somehow they end up back in that basket. Because of the chaos that (until recently) was my master bedroom, I can guess that most of this stuff ended up in there during various moments of shoving.
So, as my chosen detail for yesterday, I emptied the laundry basket. Truly emptied. I used my two decluttering questions and took things to the spots where they were supposed to go . . . right then.
That, my friends, was a lot of walking. Everything that didn’t have a place went into the trash.
It looked so good empty that I even pulled out the vacuum cleaner.
And put it back. (Yes, yes I did.)
This detail took an entire five minutes. Not a lot of time, but way longer than the others I’ve tackled so far in my 31 Days of Details.
*FYI, Laundry Day probably won’t work for you if you’re on a septic system, as it may overload your system. Sorry!
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