The hardest part of doing your laundry isn't the sorting, stain-removing, washing, drying or folding. It's getting those clean clothes back where they belong, rather than using your laundry basket as a makeshift wardrobe. Fool yourself into finishing that essential last step.
Photo by Melissa Hillier.
Lauren Hill writes on Mama's Laundry Talk (she must love laundry!) how she sabotages herself to put the clothes away: She dumps the whole pile on her bed so she has no choice but to fold the clothes and move them to where they belong. Or, as she writes:
I round up everyone that can walk and point them to their particular piles on my bed. I have them put everything away that they are capable of, reminding them to keep it folded to the best of their ability.
And I try not to cringe knowing that the clothes I have just folded so nicely are now being thrown and shoved into drawers.
But the result? It's so worth it. After they are put away, I can lie down in my bed (that's been calling my name since I left it early that morning) feeling guilt-free about my Laundry Life.
Never put folded clothes back in the basket. It's a trap.
How to Get Your Laundry Put Away [Mama's Laundry Talk]