I frequently Tweet "I'm climbing Mt. Laundry. Can I throw anyone a rope?"
Let's face it. No matter how often we do laundry, there is always a pile. I have a family of four and three of them wear regular clothes plus uniforms. Not the kind that goes to the dry cleaners. The kind that ends up on Mt. Laundry.
Do you have a washer and/or dryer? Let's stop right there and everyone who answered affirmatively please count your blessings that you do not have to make a regular schlepp to a Laundromat, the communal laundry in your basement or complex or to a friend or relative's home.
Most of us who live in planned communities cannot have a clothesline outside to air dry our laundry.
I have a small laundry room which is the breezeway between the garage and kitchen. It's just wide enough for the washer and dryer to sit side by side and about that deep. Hubby reconfigured it years ago, so the doors line up down the middle. Then he built me a platform for my front loading washer and dryer to sit up on, so I don't have to sit on the floor and tug laundry in and out of the machines. He hung useless cabinets over them. Useless because I need a step-stool to reach into them and because he's filled them with guy stuff.
Last year, I convinced him to hang a closet rod on the other side of the room, with a shelf above. I use the shelf for bleach, extra fabric softener, stain remover and bulk household goods like napkins, paper towels and lysol. He's also stowed paint cans up there. It's nice because I can hang the clothes right out of the dryer, instead of trekking upstairs, dumping them on my bed and sifting through.
A few months ago, I measured and bought tall plastic laundry baskets to line up in two rows under the hanging clothes. All of our dirty stuff goes in here. No more sorting laundry in the kitchen or family room. What a concept.
Hubby is a bit miffed the the laundry room is now just for laundry. I got rid of all of his miscellaneous guy stuff that was on the floor.
I am quite content that the laundry room is now just for laundry. Sometimes I feel all I accomplish in a day is laundry. Washed, dried, folded and hung with love. For my family.
What is your laundry situation like?
Sherry Silver http://sherrysilver.info