Yes, I said it…I LOVE doing laundry! Early Saturday mornings I awaken early, tiptoe into my kitchen, make coffee and begin my weekly date with laundry. I know, a bit unusual right? I so look forward to this weekly ritual as I find the routine to be calming for my OCD tendencies. Perhaps odd, but it’s my thing! I meticulously sort, each color and/or fabric delicacy having its very own bin or basket. My goal is to have all laundry under control, drying, folded or hung on a drying rack before I begin Saturday Pilates and certainly before noon. Now, I have a small family so this is doable. If I had a larger family with various members in a variety of sports, activities, and daily changings my love affair would possibly not be so relaxing. I have friends that have asked me to blog about the laundry products I use and how my laundry smells so good!
I really don’t use anything out of the ordinary. Items that are found at your local supermarket for normal laundry, specialty items for linens, or delicate fabrics. I am careful when using Tide Pods to not overfill the washing machine as the pods may get stuck, especially in bulky loads, like towels. I do not use fabric softeners on my delicate fabrics and particular brands of towels as this may affect absorbency. Always check labels in garments, towels, and linens.
I fold every piece of finished laundry with precision. I have a particular way to fold, especially towels, and if someone else folds, I re-fold. Life is short but, remember my OCD?
I hang the dried laundry on velvet hangers, all facing one direction in my closet. I love these huggable hangers as they allow items to not slip and look fabulous!
My Laundry Shopping List