For days now I’ve had a task that I’ve been putting off. After doing the washing, drying it and then emptying the dryer, I’ve ended up with a pile of clean laundry in the bedroom that just won’t shift.
Now I know I’m not on my own because I’ve just searched for the words ‘laundry pile’ on Google and there were a ton of images that could go on for years. I’ve also seen friends and family with the same problem.
Now, I do not have the time to sit there all day and iron a week’s worth of washing. I just fold each item of clothing neatly and put it away. Don’t get me wrong sometimes it goes straight out of the dryer, into a fold and then lands in the wardrobe or drawers but most of the time it goes into the ‘pile’. I hate thinking about sitting upstairs on my own, folding a pile of laundry and putting it away. I’ve also tried the ‘take it into the living room and fold it there’ approach. What happens there is I end up leaving it in the living room until God knows when because once you’ve sat down, you get lazy.
So, I’ve developed a different strategy to make it easier to get from this:
I will not empty the clean laundry out of the dryer straight into the basket. Since I spend most of my time in the kitchen alone anyway, what I don’t mind doing is taking one item at a time out of the dryer and folding it neatly. I’ve got a stool in the kitchen so I can sit there so I don’t get tired standing. From there it’s a question of doing the normal task of taking them upstairs.
This is one of my not so radical plans, instead it’s a simple solution but I hope it works. How do the rest of you deal with it? Please share!