Do Smaller Loads of Laundry

One common piece of advice when it comes to doing laundry is to opt for smaller loads. While it may seem counterintuitive to do more loads instead of fewer, the truth is that smaller loads often result in cleaner clothes. Why is this? There are a few reasons.

First, smaller loads mean that there is more space for the water and detergent to circulate. When you overload the washing machine, clothes can get bunched up and not get as clean. Additionally, when there are too many clothes in the machine, it can be harder for the water and detergent to reach all parts of the fabric. By doing smaller loads, you give your clothes the space they need to get thoroughly clean.

Another reason why smaller loads can be more effective is that they can help prevent wear and tear on your clothes. Overloading the washing machine can put a lot of stress on the fabric, leading to stretching, fading, and even tearing. By doing smaller loads, you reduce the amount of strain on each individual garment, which can help them last longer.

This idea of taking care with small things is not unique to laundry. In fact, it is a key tenet of Freemasonry. One of the most famous sayings in Freemasonry is “Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” This means that by paying attention to small details and making small efforts, we can achieve bigger goals.

Much like in the washing machine, when we overload our life we get bunched up and we have limited space or time to grow and live. Doing too much all at once also wears us out and puts stress on our body and mind, leading to fatigue, and sub-optimal outcomes.

This philosophy is echoed in the Bible as well. In Matthew 25:21 – “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” This verse speaks to the importance of being faithful and diligent in the small things, knowing that it can lead to greater responsibilities and rewards.

So, the next time you’re doing laundry, consider taking the advice to do smaller loads. Not only will it help your clothes come out cleaner, but it is also a small way to put into practice the teachings of Freemasonry and the wisdom of the Bible. In your life strive to do the same. Do not overload yourself. Take good care of the small things and do not overwhelm your own personal time and energy.  Do smaller loads of laundry.


– Chris Eaton