My husband is not a minimalist, and he really lets his laundry pile up. When he is finally forced to wash his clothing, he ends up having to do four loads! It takes 30 min. for a wash and 1 hour for a dryer cycle: that’s 6 hours if he wants to finish it all in one go! INSANE!
Alternatively, he could be a little more like me, and keep a minimalist/capsule wardrobe. I do not have enough pairs of socks and underwear to last more than a week and a half. I am forced to do my laundry, and it is always just one load. It is amazing.
People often talk about the perks of a capsule wardrobe:
- Save money (buy less clothing)
- Save time (less decisions to make)
- Save space (less clutter)
But they don’t always highlight what a dream it is to do small loads of laundry as opposed to four colossal loads. I love having a capsule wardrobe and I will never go back to having piles of options. It simply is not for me.