When the world gets too scary and unpredictable, a simple homemaking ritual like doing laundry gives me a sense of control.
It makes things feel less crazy and helps to create some order out of the chaos. Plus, it’s a way I can care for my family without hovering around them and being over-protective, which is totally my instinct these days.
If you’re craving that feeling of calm, think small. Refuel yourself with little tasks that give you an immediate outcome. Take care of your good heart.
You can jump back into the fight when you’re ready. We’ll hold your spot for you.
In my quest for a sense of peace, these 4 tools have earned a permanent place in my laundry room, and they’re all available on Amazon rn.
Conair Steamer –https://amzn.to/3OWulN9 This steamer gets wrinkles out of linen in a flash. It heats up in a minute, has nifty safety features so you don’t get burned, and is so much easier to use than a bulky iron and ironing board.
Stain Solution – https://amzn.to/3uDrcK3 Kids, dogs, sports, yard, house projects, and cooking, we’ve got all the stains. Hands down this is the best stain remover I have ever used, better than any stick, gel, soap or liquid. Plus, it’s plant-based, nontoxic and has no yucky stuff to make you worry.
Whites Detergent- https://amzn.to/3yUhxl3 Super-concentrated and bleach-free detergent to get your whites satisfyingly brighter without toxic stuff. Plus it smells delish!
Fuzz Ball Gleener https://amzn.to/3nMyBmu This battery-free fabric shaver and lint brush will make your favorite old sweaters and pashminas look like new. Crazy-easy to use and works instantly. You can recycle all of those stinky sweater stones and battery-operated shavers in your drawer. This is all you need and it’s under twenty bucks.
Stephanie Grabow was delighted to be invited by Dress for Success Indianapolis to run an interactive virtual workshop for their clients across Central Indiana on topics including dressing for today’s post-pandemic workplace and building a professional wardrobe on a budget.