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The Avoided Tasks

So today I’m going to talk about the tasks we avoid. Speaking of avoiding things… yes, it has been a really really long time since I have posted, for which I am not proud of! I also know that I have 2 more chapters to post about in the Money Saving Mom book. I promise I will come back to that, at some point, but for now, I’m just going to do some random posts and am hoping to get some feedback and insight from anyone who still may be reading this. 🙂

So, everyone seems to have those tasks that we all enjoy and then others that we just put off for whatever reason. One of mine that I avoid is putting clean laundry away.

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I actually enjoy the sorting, loading, even folding parts, but then that’s where it stops! I end up with laundry baskets (or piles) of clean laundry all around and it just sits there… for quite some time typically! Then I’m out of laundry baskets since they’re all tied up and sometimes that motivates me to put some away… or just take the pile out and set it down, so I can use the laundry basket to put another pile of clean clothing in! :/ Yikes! I just tackled quite a few large loads of it yesterday and was pleased to discover some clothing I had forgotten about. I like that feeling because I sort of get that “high” like I just got something new, except that I didn’t have to pay money for it again. 🙂 It’s also nice to have the space back that was being taken up by the clothing piles! (That’s definitely an energy-stealer!)

So, I really am going to work toward tackling those clean laundry items right away, but first I am trying to figure out why I am avoiding them to begin with and I think it’s because it can be a nuisance to put them away! It’s never a quick, easy task. The reason being- there is just not enough space in our closets and drawers when everything is clean! The fact is- we usually don’t even miss most of the items when they sit in the laundry basket for a few days- okay, okay- maybe a few weeks… So, this leads to another project- more weeding out and purging! I feel like this is a never-ending cycle, but this battle must be fought!!!

I would like to know what your dreaded task is and what you could do to claim the victory over it!  Also, if you are already a pro at my avoided task, please share any tips you have!!!

Please leave your comments below- thanks!

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