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How to motivate yourself to do laundry

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It seems that laundry is a never-ending chore. The longer you let your laundry pile up, the more exhaustive the task seems and the less likely you are to do it. Here are some tips on how to motivate yourself to get your laundry done.

  • Put your dirty washing in plain sight
  • Pre-plan your time
  • Don’t do it alone
  • Set small goals
  • Give yourself an ultimatum 
  • Use your favourite scent
  • Make it fun
  • Play music
  • Reward yourself
  • Use Laundryheap

Put your dirty washing in plain sight 

There is no better way to motivate yourself to do laundry than to put it somewhere that is unavoidable. If you leave your laundry in plain sight, your only two options are to do your laundry or to look at your dirty washing, and nobody wants to spend their day looking at dirty washing. 

Pre-plan your time

If you know that you’re not a fan of doing your washing, then pre-plan your time. Block out a section of your day that will be used solely for completing your washing. Don’t fill that block of time with anything else other than washing duties. This way, you will know in advance when you will be doing your laundry and can complete the task free from distractions.

Don’t do it alone

Some people find motivation in being surrounded by others. If you are one of those people, invite someone round whilst you are doing your laundry. A friend, a family member, a partner, whoever you decide. You can catch up whilst simultaneously getting your washing done. That laundry pile will be non-existent in no time. 

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Set small goals 

If you have a large pile of laundry to get through, break down the workload by setting yourself small goals. It can be overwhelming when you have a mountain of laundry to tackle, but breaking down the job into smaller goals will make it more manageable. Once you begin achieving these small goals you will become more motivated to achieve the next one, and before you know it your laundry will be done. 

Give yourself an ultimatum

If you are drastically unmotivated to do your laundry, set yourself an ultimatum that will force you into doing it. This could be something as simple as not seeing a friend if your washing isn’t completed by the end of the week. You want to give yourself an ultimatum that will motivate you into doing the laundry so think of something that you really want to do. 

Use your favourite scent 

Everyone loves the smell of fresh laundry, and if your laundry smells of something you particularly love it can motivate you to get it done. Pick a laundry detergent smell that you love and watch as you look forward to doing your laundry every week. 

Make it fun

Let’s face it, doing laundry is boring. That being said, if the boring nature of doing laundry is what is preventing you from completing the task, why not have some fun with it? Turn doing the laundry into a game, or hide (wrapped) treats in your dirty laundry to find. Whatever it is, add a fun element to doing your laundry and you will not hesitate to do the laundry again. 

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Play music 

Listening to music makes any task go faster. Make yourself a special laundry playlist and include all of your favourite songs. You’ll be so busy listening to tune after tune that you won’t even realise that you’ve sorted, and washed, all of your washing until you’ve reached the bottom of your basket. 

Reward yourself

Laundry is such a mundane task to complete it’s only right that you should be rewarded once you’ve completed it. Choose any reward you want- unlimited TV watching for the rest of the day, a glass of wine, a bar of chocolate, whatever your reward is remember that it is waiting for you at the bottom of your laundry pile. 

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Use Laundryheap

If you really don’t want to do your laundry, and none of these motivational prompts are working, we’re here to help. Book your Laundryheap delivery slot and we will pick up, dry clean, and re-deliver your clothing straight to your door. Book your slot by heading to the Laundryheap website or by downloading the free Laundryheap app.

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