Ever want to escape the day to day? I do.
I wanna be here…
One of the things I dislike most about my day-to-day is doing everyone’s laundry. I swear, it never ends. I wish I could snap a finger and have it all washed, dry, pressed, and folded [can someone please invent that?], not happening. I’ll just have to suck it up and spend hours in the laundry room.
Set the mood, relax, and get away…
I decided i’d do something to make our laundry room feel like an escape, an oasis, rather than a chore. Maybe a little time to myself, to think, day dream, plan, who knows. Say Aloha! I decked out the place with Hawaiian accents. The leis are nice and bright, cheerful colors. I grabbed a Febreze candle and I am even washing my clothing in Gain Hawaiian Aloha scented laundry detergent. I may even lay down a beach towels, add a beach chair and paint one of the walls a nice, sea blue color.
I am a firm believer that the atmosphere you live and work in directly affects your mood. Now, when I fold, i’ll bask in the fresh Hawaiian scent and scenery while folding towels and undies. So fresh. So floral. Not that it’s a REAL Hawaiian getaway, but it sure beats a drab laundry room. Also, I do believe a newer washer and dryer would help, like something that is not from the 90’s!
It’s important to appreciate the little things, and a mini-getaway in the home is one of them. Sometimes I hear “Mom! Dad, where’s mom?” I ignore it. It’s my time, even if I am ironing in the process. Next time, i’ll take a glass of wine down there with me.
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Disclosure: I received a scent-sation kit from Gain to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine, prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.