My Secret to Getting Through Laundry and Dishes

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Why are laundry and dishes like Gremlins and constantly multiplying? Only seconds after my dishwasher beeps indicating its ready to be unloaded, do I notice the sink is overflowing with dirty dishes. After I fold that last towel, breathe a sigh of relief, and imagining putting my feet up on the sofa and reading a book, I notice that the hamper is full again, and I only have 3 people in my house! Why does it seem like it takes hours to fold a load of laundry, you know, the one that has been “fluffed” in the dryer 4 times. Ugh.

Stop the insanity!!!!

Here is how I do it. Its not rocket science, but I distract myself! I put on a playlist and set the timer for 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the task. My playlist is up-beat songs that put me in a good mood, get me moving, and the timer gives me a challenge. Many times I find that I complete these mundane tasks before the timer goes off. I can clean my kitchen in 20 mins and usually fold a load of laundry in about 15 and then get to things I really want to do.

Here’s my “Laundry and Dishes” playlist.

  1. Cut You Loose (feat. Ringo Star) – Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  2. Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  3. No Rain – Blind Melon (Gotta love “The Bee Girl.”)
  4. Meet Virginia – Train
  5. Bulletproof – Citizen Way
  6. Shining Star – Earth, Wind, and Fire (Think Elaine dancing on Seinfeld)
  7. I Love Rock n’Roll – Joan Jett
  8. Family Affairs – Mary J. Blige
  9. Here and Now – Letters to Cleo
  10. Overcomer – Mandisa
  11. Black Coffee – Squeeze
  12. Seether – Veruca Salt
  13. Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake (Look at these people moving at work!)
  14. Grace Got You – MercyMe
  15. Hella Good – No Doubt
  16. Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  17. Positively Lost Me – Rave Ups
  18. Life’s Been Good – Joe Walsh
  19. Lucky Star – Madonna
  20. New Sensation – INXS
  21. The River – Jordan Feliz
  22. Everlong – Foo Fighters
  23. Freedom! ’90 – George Michael
  24. Brian Wilson – Barenaked Ladies
  25. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

Get movin’ and make those dishes and piles of clothes disappear in a flash and do something fun! Who knows, you might even find you had a little fun doing housework!

BONUS!!!

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Until next time…..Be Well!!

Lori