“I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry, because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?” Anonymous
The laundry pile (not that you couldn’t have guessed!)
That quote made me laugh.
I’m sure it will pop into my head next time I’m overwhelmed by a pile of laundry. But, in stream-of-consciousness style, hopefully this quote will follow it, “If I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still
plant my apple tree do the laundry today.” (Martin Luther)
Why? Because the work God has given us is good. Even sweeping floors and planting a garden are ways to serve Him. And, thankfully, so is doing the laundry.
But see that pile up there? Since moving I just couldn’t seem to tame the laundry monster. I mean, the kids had clean clothes to wear, but we’d often dash to clear the clothes off the couch moments before Joshua came home for dinner. Sometimes, we didn’t get to it, so I’d spend the first twenty minutes after the kids went to bed folding laundry.
It made the old saying “a mother’s work is never done” seem all too true.
Once again, Will looks like he’s up to something mischievous. What’s he up to this time? Folding washcloths.
It has been so helpful!
Finishing the day’s laundry is now part of our lunch routine.
Do you know what that means? No more laundry pile staring at me all afternoon. No more racing to put laundry away in the evening. No more folding laundry after the kids are tucked in bed.
What a difference this little tip has made! (Thanks, Brooke!)
Do little tips like that ever make a huge difference in your day?
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