Cheers to the weekend! If you’re like me, you treasure the weekend because it allows you to unwind from a busy week, spend time with people you love, and tackle household projects that you may have been putting off. Above all other parts of the weekend, I find myself most looking forward to Saturday mornings. One of my favorite Saturday rituals includes enjoying a warm cup of lemon honey tea while reading a new book, or catching my show, Naturally, Danny Seo. After savoring this special morning routine, I like doing something that I know will make me feel accomplished and like I’m setting myself up for success for the week to come. More often than not, this means one thing – laundry!
Now, I know the act of doing laundry can sometimes seem daunting. I mean, the piles of dirty clothes seem to never end. But, a change in your thought process can turn laundry day from a “must-do” to a “fun-to-do.” No, really. I mean it. I love putting my clothes and linens through the washer and dryer because I feel refreshed with each finished load. Here are some simple tips to make laundry day the best day of the week.
Design Your Laundry Day Haven
When you think about it, the process of doing laundry is a major part of your weekly routine. And, the first step to embracing laundry day is setting yourself up with a stunning space for you to wash, dry, fluff, and fold!
On the set of my television show, I opted to install the Bosch 800 Series 24” Washer and Dryer. There are many reasons that led me to this choice – I’ve worked with Bosch for a few years and truly believe in their products, but above all else I was captivated by the design options presented by this laundry duo. You can really optimize any laundry room space because you can install the washer and dryer side-by-side or stacked. And, at just 24” wide, each unit is very compact in size, but big on functionality and efficiency!
Once you’ve selected the right application, it’s important to add a little personality to the space. Think pops of color, an accent wall, maybe a piece of art from a recent travel, or pictures that remind you of your family and friends. These simple touches are a nice way to transform your laundry space into a haven you simple won’t want to leave.
Make Laundry Day a Fun Ritual
Earlier in this post, I gave you a sneak peek into my Saturday morning routine. When it comes to the weekends, we all want to maximize this free time so we feel recharged and productive. And just as I have a Saturday morning ritual, I think everyone should make their laundry day ritual an important part of their week that is enjoyable and fun.
I suggest choosing a consistent time each week that is dedicated to laundry. While I prefer to do my laundry on the weekends, I’ve heard of people coming up with fun pairings like “Wine Wednesday” to coordinate with their clothes washing. They’ll pop on a favorite television show or movie, pour a glass of wine, and then begin the laundry sorting for cleaning. A little planning can turn what could be seen as a chore into fun, treasured time of the week.
Explore What Your Washer (and Dryer) Has to Offer
And lastly, be sure to explore what features and settings your laundry units provide. You might just find something that saves you precious time or energy! For example, my Bosch laundry units offer several speed settings, including the option to use a 15 minute wash and 15 minute dry cycle for my smaller loads or single items I need cleaned last minute. Imagine transforming your laundry from dirty to dry in just 30 minutes!
Beyond the unique features and cycle settings, I also appreciate that Bosch designed its laundry units with efficiency in mind. First, the laundry units are optimized to meet the demands of almost any load – you can fit up to 18 dirty towels in that tiny washer! And beyond physical design, the 500 and 800 Series laundry pairs are ENERGY-STAR qualified to use less water and electricity without skimping on function.
Check out this video for the inside scoop on how I use the Bosch laundry units to master laundry day, and let me know of any questions in the comments below!
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