Laundry Love by Patric Richardson with Karin B. Miller | Book Review

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Laundry Love by Patric Richardson with Karin B. Miller | Book ReviewLaundry Love by Patric RichardsonKarin B. Miller
Published by Flatiron Books on March 30, 2021
Genres: Fashion & Style, House & Home, Self-Help, Self-Management
Pages: 240
Format: eARC, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9781250235206
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Patric Richardson, aka the "Laundry Evangelist,” reveals his revolutionary methods for cleaning clothes—and making laundry loads more fun.Doing laundry is rarely anyone’s favorite task. But to Patric Richardson, laundry isn't just fun—it's a way of life. After years of running Laundry Camp at the Mall of America for thousands of eager learners, he's ready to share his tips, tricks, and hacks—bringing surprise and delight to this commonly dreaded chore.
Sorting your laundry? It's not all about whites and darks. Pondering the wash cycles? Every load, even your delicates, should be washed using express or quick-wash on warm. Facing expensive dry cleaning bills? You'll learn how to wash everything—yes everything—at home. And those basically clean but smelly clothes? Richardson has a secret for freshening those too (hint: it involves vodka, not soap).
Changing your relationship with laundry can also change your life. Richardson’s handy advice shows us how to save time and money (and the planet!) with our laundry—and he intersperses it all with a healthy dose of humor, real-life laundry stories, and lessons from his Appalachian upbringing and career in fashion.
Laundry Love will make you wonder why you ever stressed about ironing, dry cleaning, or (god forbid) red wine spills on your new couch. No matter the issue, Richardson is here to help you make laundry miracles happen—wrinkles and stains be damned.

Who knew that reading a book would inspire me to get up and do my laundry? Laundry Love: Finding Joy In A Common Chore by Patric Richardson with Karin B. Miller was a delightful read. I am so glad that I picked it up after seeing it featured on Modern Mrs. Darcy. This book helped me to up my laundry game and as domestic as that sounds, I am so excited about that.

Laundry Love is all about Richardson’s love affair with doing the laundry and garments and textiles. I loved it. It felt like a friend dishing to me about different things but also educating me. I learned so much from this book. This includes hacks to save me money on laundry as well as how to get out different stains so as to save me money on clothes. I loved learning how to make my clothes last longer as well as how to lower the environmental impact from doing laundry. I actually felt inspired enough from reading this to come up with a tiktok on laundry hacks learned from this book.

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Laundry Hacks From Laundry Love by Patric Richardson #booktok #cleaningtiktok #cleantok #laundry #HealthHeroes

♬ Chill – Woolley Beats

Personally, I will be adding a copy of this book to my collection once it is out in paperback. I feel like it can sit next to Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up on my shelf. Granted, this book absolutely does not espouse a minimalist philosophy about clothes — rather the opposite. I just liked that it got me all pumped up about doing a chore and ultimately improving my home aesthetic — actually doing all the laundry one one day and not leaving clothes unfolded and in baskets. This book strikes the perfect tone for both people who are laundry lovers and laundry beginners.

And well, if you need the inspiration, give it a read. This book is quick to get through and you’ll walk out with practical knowledge. If you’re anything like me, walk from reading this book right to the washing machine, basket in hand, ready to go with your new skills.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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