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7 Reasons Why I Enjoy Doing Laundry

Last updated on December 7th, 2019

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Yes, it is true. I enjoy doing laundry!

At times, I do find it hard to believe that there are people who hate doing their own laundry (Oh well, to each his/her own).

Now, this probably makes me one of those rare types of personalities that actually get a pleasure out of doing laundry.

Do you like doing laundry?

Or are you one of the many people who hate doing laundry?

1.) I Like To Play In Water

I liked playing in water when I was a child and in my adulthood, I still like playing in water.

Hey, you cannot blame me because clean water on my skin feels very refreshing.

So, doing laundry can be perceived as an added bonus for someone who loves the refreshing feel of water on their skin.

Do you like playing in water?

2.) It Puts Me In A Tranquil Mood

Now, that should not be much of a surprise because water has a calming effect.

Also, the idea of completing a task is a fulfilling one.

I usually smile whenever it is time for me to do laundry because I know without a doubt, that the soiled fabric in the laundry basket is going to be washed clean.

And, most people are comforted with the idea of knowing that they will have clean clothing to put on, a clean sheet to put on the bed and a clean curtain to hang up by the window.

Therefore, I highly doubt that I am the only one who goes into a tranquil state of mind when they are doing their laundry.

3.) I Get The Opportunity To Experiment With Various Laundry Detergents

One of the nice things about doing laundry is that you get to find out which laundry detergents work well and those that do not work well.

In The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, many of us use a laundry detergent known as, Breeze; it does a magnificent job at getting fabric clean.

There are other good laundry detergents on the market. But, I prefer to use what I know will surely get my laundry clean and fresh.

Do you have a favourite laundry detergent?

And, do you ever get annoyed when you have noticed that your favourite laundry detergent has been sold out when you go to the supermarket?

4.) I Get To Pass On My Knowledge To The Younger Generation

Many of us would not have learned to cook or clean, etcetera, without being taught by a parent or a guardian.

While growing up, I always paid close attention to how my mother did her laundry; I watched the amount of water she used for an average wash load and I also watched her measure the amount of laundry detergent that she added to her wash load.

I can pass on what I have learned to the younger generation (And, believe it or not, there are some teenagers and young adults who are clueless about the process of doing laundry).

Do you ever pass on what you have learned to the younger generation?

5.) It Gives Me A Sense Of Accomplishment

Do you know how nice it feels when you are finished with your laundry chore?

It feels great, of course.

Completing all of that laundry gives you that feeling of accomplishment (The greater the wash load, the greater the accomplishment).

Does finishing your laundry task fill you with a sense of accomplishment?

6.) Blogging Topic Ideas Tend To Come My Way When I Am Doing Laundry

Yes, folks. You better believe it.

I do get a lot of blog-related topics in my head when I am doing laundry.

The subconscious mind likes to provide us with relevant information on something else when we are deeply engaged in an activity.

Hey, in my case, the more laundry that I do, is the more ideas I receive on blog-related topics (Strange, but true).

And, which blogger do you know of that does not appreciate coming up with blog-related topic ideas?

7.) I Like Having Clean Fabric In Storage

Some of you might find this aspect of my enjoyment of doing laundry a bit odd. But it is comforting to know that I always have clean clothing to put on and having other clean fabric to utilise whenever I need it.

In The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, WASA (the company that supplies the entire country with pipe-borne water) does a bit of water scheduling; in my part of the country, there is no pipe-borne water on Wednesday nights and on Sunday nights; the pipe-borne water supply returns on Thursday mornings and on Monday mornings.

Thankfully, I have five days of uninterrupted pipe-borne water supply (And, laundry can be done on those days).

I do have a large tank that stores water; but I would prefer to use its content in extreme emergencies.

It is not uncommon to see large water tanks at the homes of the citizens.

So, you cannot blame me for the desire to have clean fabric in storage.

Final Thoughts

I really enjoy doing my own laundry; it is a fun activity.

The reality of the situation is that laundry needs to be done.

Soiled fabrics are no fun to have around; especially soiled dark-coloured fabric which tends to get mildewed when they are left for a long period in the laundry basket.

I also understand that not everyone loves to do their laundry; which is why they pay to have it done at a laundry and dry cleaning service.

Some have stated that they have no time to do their laundry, because they are extremely busy. However, I would like those people to know, that they can get their quota of laundry done if they managed their time well.

Most people own washing machines anyway and those modern-day devices can be used to do their laundry while they do something else; for example: cooking or cleaning the household.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that having dirty fabric of any kind around is inexcusable.

In my case, I feel very blessed knowing that I posses the knowledge of how to go about getting fabrics clean.


38 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why I Enjoy Doing Laundry

  1. very interesting. I am that generation that didnt learn much about stuff in house and around house until I went to spend some time on village with my grandparents. In couple of weeks I learn more than in couple of years.

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  2. I totally relate to this post Renard. Nicely done. Yes water is very soothing and calming. I luv to play in water. Water is precious as you so well explain. That is also, another reason as you note, to regard water highly. Really great post. Thank you.

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  3. Interesting points. For me doing laundry involves no water as the whole thing is automatically done. I just need to fold it at the end. I do like the fresh scented warm clothes fresh out of the dryer.

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  4. Are you washing your clothes by hand?. The idea of not having running water 24/7 had never occurred to me. There is so much in the UK that we consider normal. My wife does our washing I do the gardening and repairs.

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  5. Actually, I like laundry day as well. When I was a kid, I hated going to the laundromat because I didn’t have anything to do to pass the time; Now, since the invention of the smartphone I don’t mind going to the laundromat because I can occupy my time while waiting.

    Not until we had to live in a hotel, did I truly appreciate the tranquility of the onsite laundry room. It had three washers and four dryers- on occasion, more frequent than some days- two out of the four dryers was out of service, 1 out of the three washers was out of service, which increased my wash time but I used that time to write stories or blog posts. But after that experience made it imperative to get an apartment with washer/dryer already installed.

    So all of that to agree with your point 6πŸ˜‚

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    1. πŸ™‚ Hmm. I never utilized the services of a laundromat. So, I do not know what it is like to be bored while I am waiting patiently for the washload to be finished.

      And, it is nice to know that you created blog posts via your smartphone while the clothing was being handled by the hotel’s washing machine.

      Thank you for sharing your laundry experiences with me, Scherezade.


  6. Back when I was 13-14 years old I had to do my own laundry (I was in a private school away from home) and I was a typical grubby boy that would leave it till it was one solid “chunk” of grossness before doing. Around 19 though I started dating my wife and now she basically takes care of this useless guy since she is civilized and hygienic and she sets a good example for our kids and even teaches them all about it. I do make up for my terrible housekeeping skills by doing other work such as renos, firewood, and furniture moving. lol

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  7. For me, since I have a washer and dryer, I am able to get a lot done, without doing a lot of labor. So I don’t have a problem with laundry either. Of course, I’m spoiled because for many, laundry takes lots of work!!!

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  8. I have memories of doing the laundry for myself and my kids in a mechanical (but not electrical) upright washing machine, at the end of a lane in the rain, with just a stand pipe for water to it. Strangely enough, it was very peaceful and similar to what you have shared: The playing in water, tranquil moments away from the kids, a sense of accomplishment and loving having clean clothes ready to use again for the beloveds. I can also add that it was in the countryside, so I could also stop every now and then to really hear the songs of the curlews and oyster catchers, as I watched the wind of Orkney take the wild plants around me on such a merry dance.

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  9. I’m with you; there is something peaceful about doing the laundry, and a sense of accomplishment when you have finished. I also find the time while the clothes are still in the washer or dryer as a nice time to complete other tasks, such as cleaning or blogging.

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  10. I enjoy doing laundry for the same reasons: I like clean stuff. My favorite laundry detergent is Gain (the regular sent). My mother taught me to hang everything together on the clothes line because it looks neater. I no longer use a clothesline but I always enjoyed it when I did. Everything smelled so fresh and clean.

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