Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Does your laundry have a procrastination characteristic?

I'm happy to admit that yes, my laundry baskets are empty. Yes, empty. For those of you that don't know me too well I'll let you in on a secret, my laundry likes to procrastinate. It's not that I procrastinate but rather that Handsome Man's yellow socks from our wedding are too lazy to climb to the top of the basket. It has nothing to do with my own laziness of washing them by hand because I am too afraid to wash with other items because I hand dyed them or that because of said hand dying they would require their own load. It's just that the socks are very very lazy. That's it. It's not the launder's fault.

Alas, my baskets are actually empty this week and we are leaving shortly for Pretty Girl's wedding and then three back to back business trips and I know those baskets will be full again.

There is a point to all this. And that's to say that really, despite the yellow sock saga, I have found a great way to organize our laundry and make doing it more efficient.

We have three baskets in our closet.
Basket 1 - Items that go in the dryer (least amount of work needed to empty this basket)
Basket 2 - items that need to be hung to dry ( this takes more work but the addition of the clothes rack outside has largely improved emptying this basket although I can tell you our doorways are lonely)
Basket 3 - Whites only ( this basket is the hardest to deal with because it's never a full load and always requires bleach which means I need to have a load of towels prepared to follow...I may have slightly blue bathroom mats because I was too lazy to do a full complete white load)

So there you have it. We sort as we go and I start a load of laundry every morning when I get up and typically I'm only doing laundry 2-3 mornings a week and it feels really manageable.

Whew...what an exciting post. Lol. But maybe you enjoy my honesty about my laundry's laziness and helpful tips.


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