Laundry Tips

"Laundry Guy" Tip: How to Look Forward to Laundry

April 18, 2021

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St. Paul author and businessman and laundry-loving guy Patric Richardson has a new series streaming on Discovery+. “The Laundry Guy” helps people deal with stains and other textile troubles. The series runs through April 21, and each weekend until then, Richardson has been offering a tip from “The Laundry Guy.” (Richardson’s new book, “Laundry Love” was published March 31.)


So many times people say to me, “I just don’t have time to do laundry.” The truth is this: You don’t HAVE to do laundry, you GET to do laundry. Grab a bottle of your favorite beverage and head to the laundry room. I promise when you say, “Honey, I’m going to the laundry room,” no one will follow you.

When you get there, enjoy the process. Schedule this time and do the laundry while you listen to your favorite book or podcast, stream your favorite show or just contemplate the great things in your life. You can catch up in a comfy chair.

If you are a laundromat user, put in your earbuds and zone out while your clothes come clean.

Make your kit of soap, some oxy bleach, a horsehair brush, some vinegar/water in a spray bottle and a stain remover. Jump headfirst into the process and enjoy. As W. Somerset Maugham once wrote, “Look after your laundry and your soul will take care of itself!”

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