You might be surprised by the title, “How Laundry Helps Me Take a Break.”
“What?!” you proclaim. When talking with other moms, we discuss jobs around the house that we don’t enjoy. Some say laundry. “What?!” I proclaim. I love laundry. It’s absolutely my favorite job around the house. This might perplex you, so let me help provide some insight into my life and thinking. Maybe with this perspective, laundry can become one of your favorite jobs as well.
How Laundry Helps Me Take a Break
Just to help you not loathe laundry time, let me help give you my thoughts on the subject.
Laundry Basically Does itself
Some don’t like the sound of the dishwasher or washing machine. Not me! That hum coming from my machines reminds me that something is getting done, and I’m not doing it. There is an appliance doing the work for me. I have no complaints about that. How about you? For 2 of the hours of laundry, I’m doing nothing related to it. Perfect.
The Smells Help Provide an Escape
The scents coming from the laundry room make me happy. Whether you grab for the Gain detergent with the smell of Island Fresh, Tropical Sunrise, White Tea Lavender, or a Moonlight Breeze, the aroma can transport you on your own mini-vacation if you allow it. It is an every day escape within your own home as the fragrance fills the rooms.
Folding Laundry is an Excuse for me to Relax
Between paying the bills, planning the meals, cleaning the house, helping with homework and running around, folding the laundry is a chance for me to turn my brain off and relax. I can use this time to dream, pray or get lost in my own thoughts. I don’t sit down and watch TV often, but folding laundry is my excuse to do just that. I don’t stand and fold in the laundry room. I take the baskets out to the living room while the kids are at school or after they have gone to bed and use that time as an excuse to watch my favorite programs. If TV isn’t your thing, you can use that time to listen to audio books, your favorite podcast or enjoyable music. Although folding laundry is a task that serves others, there is no reason why you can’t use it as a little time for yourself.
It’s a Time to Be Thankful
After many failed attempts, I have learned a major contributor to discontentment – THANKFULNESS. Rather than grumbling about missing socks (OK – Yes, I still do that sometimes), stains, or the task at hand, I try and be thankful. I’m so grateful to have a washing machine and dryer that do most of the work for me. I’m thankful for my kids, who are active and get to go out and play in the dirt. We have clothes to wear and activities that put them to use. I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I’m thankful for my husband who is off working so I can stay home and fold the laundry. This change of perspective can transform your life. It really can!
There Are Ways to Save Money on Laundry Detergent
I know cost can contribute to a negative view of laundry, but I encourage you to look for deals. I’m here to help you out on that one today. For a limited time, Gain 150 oz. Liquid Laundry Detergent is on Rollback at Walmart for $13.44 (regularly $14.94). In addition, there will is a coupon available in print and on pgeveryday.com to help you save even more. Watch for the RedPlum coupon book in your 2/11 Sunday paper or on pgeveryday.com for $2 off Gain Liquid Detergent (valid through 2/24) to bring the price on your “getaway” down to just $11.44 for 150 oz. of Gain, or less than $.08 per ounce.
My Kids Help
I don’t have my kids fold laundry. “Gasp!” some may say. It’s my favorite job. I don’t want to give it up, so I selfishly keep it to myself. That said, I don’t necessarily love the putting away part. Therefore, that task is up to my kids. They come home from school and have a basket waiting for them. It’s perfect – a win – win. The kids learn responsibility and what it means to help in a family, and I also get to serve them while enjoying it.
How Laundry Helps Me Take a Break
So, are you with me? Laundry is fabulous, right? Hopefully these thoughts help you to use laundry as an escape as well.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gain at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.