I had the most random thought this morning about sheets.
I have had the sheets that are on my bed for almost two years, and they are starting to get holes in them around the elastic on the fitted sheet.
They have been washed every week, over 100 times in total, and I have slept in them every night for those two years because I only have one set of sheets.
My sheets are so comfortable and soft now after so many washes.
But they have holes.
I have brand new sheets in a drawer. They are the exact same brand (IKEA) and color as my sheets now. I should start changing them out. Use one set one week and the other set the next week. So the new set can get washed a few times before I change them out for good. But I resist. Why? I don’t really want to fold sheets. It is really that simple. Right now, they go from bed to wash right back to bed. No folding.
Folding sheets isn’t hard. But somewhere in my brain, I decided that I didn’t like it, so I just quit doing it. One set of sheets means no folding them. Problem solved. Or is it?
Why do we fight against easy things and don’t fight against hard things? I would much rather do any home improvement item than fold sheets every week. It seems massively illogical.
For me, it all comes down to the perception of things. I perceive things like laundry or house cleaning to be “chores,” and then I don’t like them. (I really wish we had self-cleaning clothes and for that matter, self-cleaning houses!) Somehow, I turned things like making the bed into a routine instead of a chore, and I have no problem doing that at all.
I haven’t figured out yet how to make some of these things habit yet, and that leads to things like only having one set of sheets.
So, this week, I think I am going to work on making at least one chore more of a habit. I need them to be more like making the bed and less like ominous tasks so that I can get more done around the house. Because I want a clean, tidy house and I want less stress around these things.
And I want sheets without holes in them.
So, onward today to wash a new set of sheets, put them on the bed, and fold the old set. I will convince myself that this is a good thing.
And for all you readers, may you have a good week and may all your sheets be soft and comfy!