Mental workload in laundry management: How to reduce stress?
Mental workload has become an increasingly discussed topic in recent years, especially when it comes to managing daily tasks. Among these tasks, laundry management is often considered as one of the most time-consuming and stressful when you consider that we spend more than 2.5 years of our lives managing our laundry.
In Belgium, more than half of Belgians said that laundry management is a stress factor in their daily lives, according to a survey conducted by the Mutualité Chrétienne in 2020. In addition, women are often the main people responsible for managing laundry (72%), and parents tend to have more of a mental burden related to laundry than people without children.
Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the mental burden of laundry. Here are some useful tips:
1. Divide the tasks fairly: Define clear tasks and divide them equally among all family members. This will reduce everyone's mental load and ensure that everyone is involved in managing the laundry.
2. Invest in efficient laundry equipment: Buying an efficient washing machine and tumble dryer will reduce the time needed to complete this task.
3. Plan laundry management: Use a calendar or smartphone app to plan laundry management in advance. This will reduce the mental burden of laundry by ensuring that all laundry is washed and dried on time.
4. Consider the services of a laundry cleaning company: For those with a high mental load or who lack the time to manage this task, using the services of a laundry cleaning company can be a practical option.
In conclusion, laundry management can be a source of stress and a significant mental burden for many people in Belgium. However, by dividing up the tasks fairly, investing in efficient laundry equipment, planning laundry management and considering the services of a laundry cleaning company, it is possible to reduce the mental burden of laundry and spend more time relaxing.