With God at the center of our lives, even the simplest of things are infused with peace and joy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Doing Laundry

Do not complain! It could always be worse. Yes, It could be!!! You could have no family to care for, or you could live in a remote part of the world with no running water.

Use laundry time to pray for your family one by one.

Use laundry to teach diligence and responsibility to your children.

Put on happy music while you work.

Make folding a family affair and do not expect perfection!

Buy fabrics that do not require dry cleaning or ironing.

Make sure clothes are really dirty before washing/drying/folding.

Keep only seasonal clothing in the closet and drawers.

Less is more. Having too many clothes can make the laundry task even harder. Keep it simple. The more stuff we own, the more stuff owns us.

We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
- E.B. White -

It really is all about perspective…and diligence. Sad that in a day with so many conveniences and wonderful products, we dare complain about doing laundry. Perhaps scrubbing our laundry on a rock at the creek would cause us to give thanks when we approach the washer and dryer?


Andrea said...

Great post. We should NEVER complain about doing laundry when we think about how our ancestors had to do it.

Manuela said...

I love this post Laura! It's so true, we don't have to complain about doing laundry!