You're going to want to sit down for this one. I have discovered the ultimate way to avoid the laundry and it is not what you would expect. Here it is:
- The Best way to avoid the laundry is to do it.
While I was out in California, I carefully watched my sister-in-law's method of dealing with the dirty clothes. Every day she did a load completely--washed, dried, folded and put away. And if you were not paying attention, it happened fast enough that you might miss it. I decided to try this same method when I got home and discovered several things.
When I do laundry once a week, the dirty clothes pile up. The closet gets full and smelly. When I wash, it takes all day. If I do manage to fold all of it, it takes hours. If I don't fold it, which happens more often, then we are tripping over baskets, heaps and wads of clean clothes in the bedrooms. If, however, I do one load a day--completely, then it's over and done before I have time to feel the pain. It's kind of like ripping off a bandaid. There are no piles on the bed or floor. The closet doesn't smell. And the girls don't gripe about folding a few pieces at a time.
So it would seem that finishing up quickly and not having to look at it or dig through it to find what you need is actually a more effective way of Avoiding the Laundry than just pretending to ignore it but not really being able to escape it.
Aren't paradoxes fun?
*the trading card was made for my by HG of the Shoebee Crew as is called "Hanging the Laundry". When I find the perfect frame it is going on the wall in my laundry room, which happens to be the same blue as this card. :)