How to Solve the Never-Ending Laundry Debacle

I’m only a little embarrassed to tell you that Jarrod has come home on many occasions and found me buried under a huge heap of unfolded, clean laundry.

Transferring it from washer to dryer is not really my biggest laundry issue, but the folding part–now THAT’S the part where I get tripped up.

All of a sudden, I realize my switching-the-laundry skill has excelled, but the folding-the-laundry skills have totally failed–and I’m swamped with piles of clean laundry that’s quicky becoming wrinkled and sad.

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Let’s be honest, we’ve come a long way from the washboard kind of laundry. For some reason, transferring a heap of stinky clothes from one large machine to another and then somehow getting said heap folded and put away is a huge task!

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that laundry is a never-ending chore!

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There are many different systems and tools to make it a little less daunting, but if you’re in a rut–you need a pick-me-up! (And I do too!) So, in this episode of the Over at Alicia’s podcast, we’re talking all about the Great Laundry Debacle.

We’ll cover some very different laundry system tactics, tricks and hacks, and some tools that just might help laundry day get a little more fun.

Episode 41: The Great Laundry Debacle Timestamps

  • 4:37 – Intro
  • 5:45 – Alicia’s Strategy
  • 13:06 – Lisa’s Strategy
  • 15:40 – Tricks & Hacks
  • 15:46 – Add Fun Products
  • 20:33 – Dryer Ball Idea
  • 21:16 – Getting Help
  • 25:20 – Currently List

Laundry Tools to Make It a Bit More Fun:

Also Mentioned:

Currently List

Every episode of the podcast includes a Currently List, something I’m reading or enjoying or looking forward to. Basically, anything bringing me joy that week. Here’s my currently list for episode 41:

  • Regretting: 1984 by George Orwell: I totally should have looked into this book more before I assigned it to my boys. The plan was to read it myself alongside them. But as I got farther into the book, I realized it was very very violent and much darker than I had thought. #momfail It became a really good conversation starter and gave us a lot to talk about, nevertheless. But I really regret asking them to read it.
  • Reading: The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Eating: Paleo + Intermittent Fasting
  • Working On: Better Tech Breaks

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  1. Thank you so much!! I added the links…sorry about that! 🙂 Thanks so much for listening.

  2. Hi Alicia, would you mind sharing names of cookbooks you mentioned (while talking about your currently list) and the Ted Talk on fasting? I really enjoyed this episode. Seriously…I enjoy them all and listen to every single one. I subscribe to several podcasts but I always listen to yours first—it’s my favorite. Thank you.

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