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the plan that fixed all my laundry folding problems

by Heather

Can I get a hand raise from the laundry folding haters?

(My hand is WAY up high.)

Out of the multitude of household chores that suck the life out of you, laundry sure is at the top of the list.  To be specific, folding laundry is the troublesome part for me.  I can wash and dry laundry all day long.  In fact, I’m pretty good at it.  Like really good.  But those piles.  Oh those piles just keep getting bigger and bigger and the dirty laundry just doesn’t stop.  I have my moments, very few moments when I am on top of my laundry folding game, but the majority of the time, I am stuck in a losing battle.

The problem with so many laundry folding plans

I’ve tried the suggestion to just fold the laundry once it finishes in the dryer, but that just wasn’t realistic.  It wasn’t realistic because i just wouldn’t do it, then the piles would grow.  Scratch that plan off the list.

I’ve tried telling myself I’ll just fold one load before going to bed, but then I get tired and go to bed.

I then flipped that and tried folding a load first thing in the morning, which actually worked okay for a while, but then mornings seemed to get busy and I hate rushing so it didn’t stick.  Another plan bites the dust.

The plan to have a single laundry day where you wash and fold everything… yeah that one never had a chance.  Just imagining the amount of laundry would be too overwhelming (10-12 loads) plus running out of things that I want to re-wear just didn’t sound ideal.

Sounds like I’m full of excuses!  (I am)  However, I was determined to win this multiple year long battle.

the plan that fixed all my laundry folding problems

The plan that fixed all my laundry folding problems

I am winning the battle because I figured out a plan that has been working for me!  Here is my plan that has made laundry a stress free chore:

I picked two evenings that are my laundry folding days.  For me it’s been working out to be Mondays and Thursdays.  I knew I wanted the weekend to be free from this chore.  I’m also usually pretty tired on those two evenings so it works out that all I want to do is put a show on to watch.  Since I’m watching a show folding laundry doesn’t seem as daunting of a task.  I also put all of mine and hub’s clothes away after folding and then the next morning I put the towels and kid’s clothes away.

Laundry: no more stress!

Once I figured out this plan it was like a weight was lifted.  The stress of having to fold laundry was instantly gone because I was no longer worrying about when to fit it in, now I know that on Mondays and Thursdays I’ll be folding laundry.  It’s just what I do on those nights.  I don’t even do much thinking about running the washer until those days or the night before.  Laundry is no longer cluttering my brain and it’s getting done!

Maybe this plan is for you, but maybe not.  I sure hope it helps somebody out and you get to turn this dreaded chore into just another thing on your schedule.

Tell me, are you in the love or loath laundry camp?  How do you get your laundry folding done?  Share  your secret plan!  Do you think a plan like this would be your solution?


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Joanna November 1, 2016 - 5:15 am

I swear you wrote this for me. I’m NOT great at keeping up with the house in general, but laundry is where I am an absolute failure. I just have never figured out a good, sustainable rhythm. I’ll have to give this a try! Goodness knows it can’t get any worse around here 😉

Heather November 1, 2016 - 5:34 am

I’m glad I’m not the only one that struggled with laundry! All household tasks can be overwhelming, but laundry sure was taking the cake. Let me know if it works for you Joanna!!!


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