Mount Washmore

Mount Washmore
Blog Writers - Sat Nov 10, 2012 @ 09:34AM
Comments: 2

Howdy! I've decided to do some posts about Practicality.  The first will be....Laundry. I have (not so fond) memories of mountains of clothes in my bedroom, waiting to be put away. In fact, just yesterday I finally finished putting away a huge pile of clothes that I'd neglected. Laundry can be fun, or it can be intimidating. But before I give you a few strategies to conquer the wash, ask yourself these questions: Do you ever feel like you have too many clothes to put away? Do you forget to empty your laundry basket to the point where it's a huge heap of dirty clothes? Do you seemingly have "nothing to wear" (when in reality everything's sitting in a laundry basket waiting to be put away)? Do you wish you had more drawer space for all your clothes? Do you ever feel like you live out of a laundry basket? I have just answered yes to just about every question, how about you?  Girls, it is time to conquer Mount Washmore for once and for all – Hurray!

Conquering Mount Washmore One Step At A Time

I am by no means an expert on laundry, but I have learned a few things. To get started, I’d like to stress the importance of doing your own laundry! Our moms have enough to worry about (cooking, cleaning, feeding, schooling, and the list goes on and on). If we take dominion over this area, it will free up our mom's time to do other things she must do. But how? It’s not as hard as you may think:

  • Purge! We all have way too many clothes. You really only need a week’s worth (plus a few extra) outfits. No need to store up oodles of clothes. Scoop out all the clothes from your drawer and slowly go through them. (A handy technique is to use 3 bags labelled "Give Away, "Keep", "Throw Away" for this process). .
  • As soon as you take off your clothes at night, sort them right away. You can put 3 small baskets in your closet and label one “Darks,” one “Lights”, and one “Colors”. When one bucket is full, do a load. Just dump the clothes in the dryer—voila!
  • Choose a day, once a week, to do your own personal laundry. If you are forgetful (like me), put a sticky note on your bathroom mirror to remember to do your laundry on that day.
  • Put away your clothes! I do not fold my clothes anymore. It’s way too time consuming, so instead I roll them. It saves time, keeps them from wrinkling, and best of all, it frees up space in my drawers. So do not fold your clothes. Roll them tightly and neatly.


I hope these tips will help you conquer Mt. Washmore! I’d like to close by sharing a verse from 1 Corinthians: “Let all things be done decently and in good order.” So, no matter what we do, let’s do it the glory of our awesome King!  Now It’s Your Turn … please share tips and strategies on what’s worked for you when it comes to this area—laundry. You can do this by leaving a comment below. Or, if you have questions, comment below and I’ll get back to you! Also, do you have any other “how-to’s” you want to see on here?

Comments: 2


1. Kalinda   |   Sat Nov 10, 2012 @ 09:39AM

I'd like to know...What type of laundry soap do you mainly use? Thanks!!

2. *Life in the Fast Lane Blog*   |   Sat Nov 10, 2012 @ 09:40AM

Great question! We use Tide or Sonlight usually. I'm a huge fan of scented detergents, so lavender or spring-scented soaps are my fave!