Dealing with Laundry, Trash, and Other Dirty Words

Do you know why it’s so easy to let trash and dirty clothes pile up? It’s because they can be tucked away out of sight. Unlike the layers of dust that are so visible on furniture and the coats of grime that make bathrooms disgusting, garbage is hidden away in cans or bags, and laundry is in a hamper or closet. Yes, I know that the trash can often get pretty darn visible when it overflows and becomes smelly, and dirty clothes might spill out of the closet or hamper. But they are still easier to put out of sight and, therefore, out of mind. Let’s look at why you might put off doing laundry, having dry cleaning done, or taking out the trash, and what you can do about it.

Laundry

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