Patric Richardson makes doing laundry sound like a blast.
He doesn’t think laundering his merino sweaters in the washer in mesh bags is a chore, and he actually enjoys ironing, sometimes with a disco soundtrack in the background.
Richardson, who says he learned most things about washing and ironing from his mother and grandmother, shares his tips at thelaundryevangelist.com. His day job is running the Mona Williams boutique at the Mall of America, which sells designer resale, vintage fashion and his favorite products for caring for clothing. He also holds Laundry Camp events throughout the year for those who want extra help. His book, “Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore,” written with Karin B. Miller, will be out next March.