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19 Simple Tricks to make laundry suck less


As a person who hates doing laundry, I'm sort of an expert at making it as super-easy as possible - and as a person who loves you, I want to share the tricks and tips I've learned for simplifying your laundry duties. But since this is a humor blog, I'll bet you're expecting a list that starts like this:
  1. become a nudist
  2. let your kids run around wearing nothing but a diaper until they're 12 years old
  3. hire someone to give you a massage so you can relax while you plan which load to wash first, and then pay that person to do your laundry for you
And so on. But instead, I'm going to surprise you with actual information!

Martha Stewart once said the laundry room is the single scariest place in her house. Abraham Lincoln called the laundry room “the second greatest threat to this nation” and Justin Beiber said that the laundry room was the reason his 19th birthday party was uber lame.

While you’re trying to figure out which of these quotes is the least accurate (all of them) and why on Earth I brought them up (no reason), pop on over to my latest article at Home Made Simple where I give you 19 ways to make doing laundry more pleasant, safer, faster and maybe even somewhat bearable. You can thank me later - I'll be here, trying to fold this fitted sheet instead of just wadding it up in a ball and stuffing it under the towels. **Note: Sad trombone - Home Made Simple is no more. It got all wrapped up into P&G Everyday, and I have NO IDEA what became of my precious, precious article about laundry. But trust me, it was epic. Okay, not epic, but probably more helpful than the three tips above.

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19 comments:

  1. Awesome! How do you make me laugh even when you are dispensing wisdom? Justin Beiber, heh. Ellen

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    1. I hate to pick on poor Beib, but... wait, no I don't. Thanks for sharing this post all over!

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  2. Look at you, being all full of wisdom and helpful hints! I think putting away laundry is the most tedious task in the world-after changing your sheets or the shower curtain, ironing, putting a new key on a key ring. Okay. It's not THE most tedious, but I hate it. And laundry. Alas, you can only Febreze so much before people get suspicious;)

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    1. Agreed - it's extremely tempting to live out of the laundry basket until it's almost empty, then move the four remaining folded items to the top of the dresser so you can fill the basket back up with dirty clothes. And by tempting, I mean that's pretty much exactly what I do.

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  3. After just surviving my second ER visit at the hands of Laundry, I am going to claim a French Heritage that doesn't actually exist and say that this is God's way of saying that I don't have to do it any more.

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    1. I like your logic! I think if laundry tries to kill you more than once, you shouldn't have to go near it anymore.

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  4. 19? You're going to give me NINETEEN ways to ease my laundry woes? I don't believe you. *clicks over*

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    1. They'll ease your woes after you do them - either that, or it'll take so much time you won't have any time to do laundry anyway. ;)

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  5. My family owns a laundromat and dry cleaner and I can tell you, I have laundry coming out the ying yang. But, one man's dirty clothes is another man's...um, well groceries, car payment, and grande latte. (In reality, it's not so bad). Ok, I'm lying again. Great tips!

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    1. Thanks! I like to believe that I could get into doing that much laundry and zone out in a zen kind of way - IF I were getting paid for it! But then I realize how much I'd have to charge to get paid *enough*, and I can bet most days you're thinking it's not worth it. :)

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  6. Damn. I thought you were going to have a magic spell for turning socks right side out.

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    1. I wish! I'd be rich, plus I could quit yelling at my kids. Well, about that, anyway. ;)

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  7. Great tips, Robyn - thanks! I need to be more organized in this area of my life. After all, it is an endless cyle!

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    1. So true! Now if someone would come do all the cleaning parts for me... And maybe throw in a load of laundry while they're there...

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  8. Girl...check YOU out! All grown up and serious and stuff. But I still like the nudist idea. Just sayin'.

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    1. Ha! I think I'm actually more comfortable with the nudist idea than being serious. ;)

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  9. Girl....just another reason we need to meet....I can fold a fitted sheet like it came out of the package in about 60 seconds, and I can teach you (and we can drink wine)! My mama taught me when I was growing up and I have just never stopped doing it. It IS my one and only claim to super-mom fame. Clicking over to check out your real life tips now! <3 Devan

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    1. Seriously, that's some kind of crazy impressive! Teach me, teach me! Then I'll start folding fitted sheets at parties just to show off (that sort of thing is probably the reason I don't get invited to parties). ;)

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