Hello Divas! Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? Well we are still plugging along on our 31 days to clean challenge based on the ebook “31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae”! With “imperfect progress”, we are finally on day 26 of the challenge! With life as it is for me, this whole challenge thing is taking me longer than 31 days but I am still moving!
The lesson for day 26 is all about laundry! Yuck! Perhaps it is the never-endingness of laundry that makes me despise it so? I think my laundry is secretly out to get me!
After each day’s reading in our challenge, Sara Mae gives two challenges:
The Mary Challenge for Day 26 is to find a laundry system that works best for your family.
Pam over at Household Management 101, suggests a Marathon Laundry Day Weekly. With her method she picks one day of the week and does all the laundry that day. I like her idea except it is very hard for me to focus on one thing for a large amount of time. I can just imagine something coming up and my marathon being cancelled AND totally forgotten; only to be remembered by my daughters informing me they are out of clean clothes. But hey, if you can really buckle down and Git’ R done, a marathon day may be helpful for you!
I just love how Marinka, over at The Mouthy Housewives equated laundry to capital punishment. She described the Marathon Laundry Day as being executed by firing squad due to the drama of it all–(good stuff)! I honestly think I WOULD rather be shot than do laundry all day!
So, this Diva needs another method! I found an awesome method in a post by Shawna Wilson entitled “I Tamed the Laundry Monster”. Shawna suggested doing a load of laundry every day. Hmmm. I have tried washing everyday and I would put a load in and totally forget about it and then have musty, mildew clothes in the washer that had to be re-washed.
1. She figured out how much time it actually took to run a load in the washer from start to finish. For her that was 90 minutes. This means she would NOT start a load when she only had 10 minutes to spare!! (I am sooo guilty of this!)
3. Finally, she attributes her success to concentrating on finishing the load from start of finish. Ohh, mono-tasking.
I am planning on implementing some of Shawna’s ideas along with an extreme change in my attitude towards laundry. (I am so blessed.)
Philipians 2:14 (The Message) Do everything readily and cheerfully…
How do you tame the laundry monster?