Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Summit of Mount Laundry

I have a love/hate relationship with laundry.  I love washing laundry.  I love buying the clean smelling detergent and fabric softener.  I love putting the dirty laundry in the washing machine and adding the concoction of powders and liquids that make it come out clean. I love getting the clothes out of the dryer and pressing them against my face and breathing in deeply the smells of lavender, vanilla, and cleanliness.  This is where my love ends.
The hate begins at this point.  I hate folding laundry.  I hate ironing laundry.  I hate hanging clean laundry up.  I hate putting laundry away in its correct spot.  So this is why every so often we have to summit MOUNT LAUNDRY

This is the laundry that has been piled up, washed, re piled, worn, washed, and RE PILED about 5 times in the last 6-8 weeks.  Pathetic.  When the laundry is done in the dryer, I just throw it on the guest bed.  Throw it there and we just grab what we need to wear out of the pile as we need it. 
Well- I was tired of seeing this mountainous pile of clothing and linens... so- last night we folded and hung all of our clothes.  It took us 2 episodes of Mad Men to get it done.... so about an hour and a half.  So sad.  Most of the clothes were wrinkled and they didn't smell like fabric softener anymore... they were just clothes.  Sad.

Now our closets and dressers are filled to the brim with clean (and wrinkled) clothes.  I always tell myself that I will never let Mount Laundry become more than just a speed bump... but who am I kidding??  We will probably have an enormous Mount Laundry again before we know it. 

There.  Now you know something kind of "wrong" about me.  It is kind of funny.  We here in Blog-land always put our best faces on.  We post about the GREAT things that happen to us and post these cute and "perfect" pictures of our lives.  We all do it.  I mean, who wants to read about somebodies REAL LIFE??  HA.  But- I thought I would give you a look into what it is really like around here... behind the hobbies, the projects, and the fun vacations.

What kinds of things are "real" in your life??  Mount laundry? Mount dishes (which I will post about someday... I think my sink is starting to smell rotten again because the dishes are piled), Dog window art (you know... when your windows are smudged because of the dog, kids, and what-n-not).  What makes you REAL??  Leave me a comment and tell me!!!


Marie said...

Oh dear...you are not the only one with Mt. Laundry. I, too, am guilty of this. You wanna know what the best invention of my lifetime is? Downey Wrinkle Releaser! Dewrinklify and add a burst of freshness to the poor clothes hiding at the bottom of the mountain.

Also guilty of Mt. Dishes. *sigh* I usually do the dishes twice a week. Or once. I pull out the things I need to fix dinner and wash them, and the rest sit until I can't stand it anymore. I can't help it! I don't have a dishwasher!

Heh. It felt good to tell someone. Now I don't feel quite so bad. :)

renee alberts said...

My washer broke, and I couldn't afford to replace it...Going to the laundromat grew very tiring and expensive. I found discounted Laundry Parts online and was able to fix my own washer at a fraction of the price.