In her book, “Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms,” my wife Carrie gives several techniques she uses to handle laundry for our family of 10. One of her tactics is to assign only one or two days a week as laundry days.
There are several advantages to this approach. It’s true you do have more work on laundry day, but the tradeoff is you don’t have the task of laundry hanging over you all week. You simply assign a day for it and don’t worry about it the rest of the week.
Another advantage is the time it takes to get into the flow or rhythm of any task. Once you have your mind geared to laundry you’re usually better off to stay with it until the job is done instead of having to go through the start-up procedures again.
There are many Scriptures that encourage Christians in the matter of endurance. Applying scriptural principles to chores even as mundane as laundry will help us redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.