Over the last few months I’ve been more self-disciplined with the laundry.
I’ve never been really great at it (folding and putting away clothes … well, slow at best), but one day I realized how tough it was on my sweetie (and the rest of my family over the years) when I didn’t get clothes back in the closet and drawers in a timely way.
I sat down and diagrammed out my clothing system and then asked myself where the hang up was. No surprise that it was the “put away” part.
So I just made a rule for myself that when each load was done, I would hang things up, fold the rest and put everything away right then. I’ve done a pretty good job of it and it’s made our lives a bit smoother and there is less clutter in the bedroom and the laundry room (although I have a pretty impressive collection of lonely socks).
A little self-discipline can be a good thing. Is there some part of your life or household that is not working? Think it through and brainstorm some solutions to try. Your sweetie and family will thank you.
We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
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