Get Your Home in Shape with Flylady 31 Baby Steps

Day 20 – One Load of Laundry (LOL) a Day

Did you learn something new about yourself or this process in your evaluations yesterday?

Flylady 31 Baby Steps - Day 20 - One Load of Laundry a Day

Here are our daily habits! You’re doing great!

Morning Routine

  • Make your bed
  • Get dressed to shoes
  • Check your daily routines in your home management binder
  • Check your email for the next baby step – done!
  • Become aware of a few of your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones
  • Hot Spot – set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Room Rescue – set your timer for five minutes to do a room rescue
  • Clean – set your timer for 15 minutes and clean (or declutter) one area

Evening Routine

  • Shine the kitchen sink
  • Plan your outfit for the next day at bedtime
  • Set your timer for two minutes to tackle one hot spot
  • Look at your home management binder checklists for tomorrow
  • Go to bed at a good time!

Today we are going to get into the very helpful and important habit of doing one load of laundry a day, from start to finish! No more are we going to let our laundry sit in the washing machine until it turns to a science project! 

Do One Complete Load of Laundry Today

So today your mission is to do one complete load of laundry. I like to start a load as soon as I wake up. Then, I'm drying and folding my lunchtime. We have four kids in our family, so we have a LOT of laundry. I have to do 2-3 loads most days, so this was a very important habit for me to create at first. I used to let laundry pile up and spend an ENTIRE Saturday and Sunday washing, drying, folding and putting away. Then I'd have little time left for fun on the weekends! No bueno!

If you're wanting to go natural in your laundry routine, check out my natural laundry DIY recipes here on the blog!

Other Laundry Posts on My Blog You Might Enjoy:

Listen to today's episode on my podcast, The Merry Messy Moms Show!

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  1. Love the 2 minutes! I’m not much of a visual cluttered. I put everything in drawers! Haha. So I cleaned the 2 drawers of my China cabinet. 2 minutes each drawer. Just doing this everyday will help me get rid of a lot of junk!

  2. After team driving with my husband and only being home 24 hours a week for 5yrs. Im finally home now with granddaughters… & the awful, chaotic, mess of a house. So very grateful to find your page. Im so overwhelmed and squirrel with a thousand other things i need to clean. I have true hope now to have a real organized & clean home to enjoy!

  3. I have taken to replacing most of the shoulds with coulds . Ex: I should do the dishes/I could do the dishes. Thanks to my French friends for their inspiration! (Other Europeans as well.)

  4. In addition to putting washcloths and dish towels into the laundry every day I also add pillowcases. Helps keep the sweat and whatever else emerges in the night off the face!

  5. My grandmother and all her friends always dressed in the morning. Down to a nice necklace. Our Mom as well. No slobby sweatpants!

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