A Load a Day keeps the crazies away!!!
I've been thinking about what I want this blog to be, and among all the ideas i have, i find myself drawn to what I think I might call "Tales of a Lesser Woman." You know, the things that make you feel silly, idiotic, bad about yourself...the junk. I'm not saying I'm gonna "air my dirty laundry" or anything, but you know, the human stuff that we all live with! And this first one, well, see the picture below...it's part of the Lesser Woman in me for sure!
When i had Little Bit a year ago and my amazing mother was here helping out for a couple of weeks, she gave me a piece of advice that I'm not kidding you...CHANGED MY LIFE! She said "do yourself a favor and think of one or 2 things you can do that will help you manage life a little better...like try doing a load of laundry a day." So i thought to myself, "I think i can, i think i can." And for a year...that's just what I've done. Wash, dry, fold, and put away. Every. Single. Day. And here are a few things it helped do:
1) Each day even when i couldn't exactly figure out what i had done all day, but knew I'd been SO BUSY...i had at least 1 thing to show for it...clean, folded, put away clothes! What a confidence builder!
2) It makes my marriage better. Why, you might ask? Well...for one, my master bedroom isn't insanely overrun by clothes (both clean and dirty), thereby creating a stress-less place for my husband to come home to. I liked things tidy better too and it became easier to keep things that way. Plus, he felt loved by my efforts to do all of the above things, and the love cycle just keeps circulating!
3) I realized we all have too many clothes. When you wash often, you don't have a need for as much. So i think somewhere in there HAS to be a stewardship principle! So, since we have more clean clothes more often, i don't feel the need to buy more, which saves $! (Or in my case if I'm being honest, frees it up for something else I'd rather do)
4) Reduces my stress level. I have a tendency to get overwhelmed when i feel like i might never get something done, and by this small efficiency, i know i won't have a couple of miserable days hanging over my head just to do laundry!
Anyways...i can say with confidence that i will be picking back up where the snow got me off track in the laundry department, because while i did enjoy the coffee and cake this afternoon, I'd rather my company next time be a friend and not an endless mound of clothes!
Question for you: What is one thing you do for yourself to help "keep the crazies away?"