AT On: Laundry Day

We don't appreciate the importance of cleaning in our daily lives until the mess gets really out of hand. We've had a laundry issue lately that's threatened to overtake our home...

Since moving into our new apartment, we haven't been able to do any laundry. There's a combination lock to the laundry room, and we haven't gotten the code from our landlord or our neighbors. It's caused a lot of stress as we try to get our new place together in between piles of dirty clothes. Yesterday we drove a car full of laundry to my mother-in-law's house. Just doing a few loads made a huge difference in our stress level at home.

Our laundry issue has helped us realize how important cleaning is to keeping the chaos at bay. The daily ritual of wiping down surfaces, doing a load of laundry, and taking out the trash is crucial to keeping a healthy home, and when you don't have that system in order, things start to fall apart.

We're wondering: what types of messes have accumulated and infringed on your healthy home-life?

Photo: Cartwright Laundry Station from Restoration Hardware

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