7.23.2008

Preventing Post Vacation Laundry Pile Up

It's another Works for me Wednesday and I'm having a little trouble switching from post vacation/laundry mode to real life mode. Which brings me to my tip--that I should've followed while on this last trip! I once read that while on vacation, you should take time to do a load or two of laundry (if possible). I know, I know. It's the last thing I want to do while on vacation as well! But I can tell you from experience, coming home from a trip with suitcases mostly full of clean clothes, ready to put away is such a refreshing change! To make this easier, there are now two load laundry soap containers in the travel/sample size baskets at Target. And if you use dryer sheets, just pull a couple out and put in your suitcase when packing for your trip. Your clothes will smell fresh during your vacation despite any funky smells they might be exposed to and the dryer sheets will be available when you are ready to do your load of laundry. So, that's my tip. Find a washer and dryer while you are gone, do a load or two of laundry and ease the return from vacation! For more great ideas that work head over to Rocks In My Dryer!

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Great idea about the dryer sheets!

Jodi said...

we did this on vacation last year (albeit it was fairly easy as the house we stayed in had a washer/dryer so we didn't have to go to a laundromat) - but especially with a baby, it was so nice to have a lot of it over and done while we were gone. We vacation with my whole family (parents, brother&sis) so we also did some loads of everyone's stuff and then when it came out of the dryer, you just had to grab your stuff and fold - super easy!