My husband and I fold laundry together. It’s one of the only chores we can share and still enjoy each other’s company, not only because it’s the only household job that neither of us has passively and purposely fumbled to get out of, but because we joke around a lot while we’re folding, like we just met....more
I am a laundry Ninja. Not just because I do a lot of it and am good at it (which I do and I am), not just because I have my own nemesis, the laundry troll (which I do), but because I have to do my laundry on the sly....more
I am always trying to save money. I look back at my grandmother's generation and they saved everything, because they had to. We live in a disposable generation and don't try to get every use out of something that we can.Here are a few ideas in the laundry area on how to save:1. Re-use fabric softener sheets....more
My boyfriend's biggest pet peeve with me (yes, I've been able to keep a man despite my slovenly ways) is my treatment of softener sheets. He can't understand why I never throw them away after I use them. He finds them on the floor, under the bed, on the bed, and floating throughout the house....more
When my first child was born and I found myself spending way more time than I ever thought I would in my laundry room, my mother passed on wisdom from her mother: “Call laundry a hobby and it won’t seem like a chore.” Laundry, a hobby? Was she insane? A hobby is something you do because it is a passion and a pleasure. Laundry is something I do because I can’t afford a disposable wardrobe for my family of five.
As I write this blog post, the washer and the dryer and working noisily just to my right. Those evil machines are just a few feet away from my desk. I hate those machines but I am thankful for them. Very thankful.
I just did a load of laundry. One bath towel. One blouse. Three tee shirts. One tee shirt-pajama top. Three pairs of undies. One bra. One pair of jeans. One cloth napkin. Two kitchen towels. A white wash is in the machine. I think there are four white shirts in that load.
The laundry is hanging to dry on a portable air dryer on the terrace.