7/22/2019

It's Monday,

which means I was up before the crack of dawn to get two loads of laundry done. I actually sneak into the laundry room a bit early, not supposed to be doing laundry before 7am, because a) I don't want to have to do the laundry room dance of go there, washers being used, go back. Rinse and repeat - cha cha cha and b) there is no a/c in the laundry room and that place gets sauna hot right quick, by the afternoon you do not want to in there.

Doing laundry involves a lot of bending and bending is so not something I can, or should, do on a regular basis. By the time I get to the folding portion of this exercise I'm beat already and sometimes, just sometimes, like today, I wish I could just throw the clothes into the laundry basket and then just throw them into the drawers - any old harum-scarum way.

But nooo - I gots to fold them sharp and neat as I take them out of the dryer, one by one -
so when they get put away they look like this -



and this -


And also no, I have not drunk the Kondo kool-aid - I've always been this way. Trust me none of these items bring me joy, yet they are essential.

But sometimes, just sometimes, I just wish....

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  1. Oh how I envy you! Only two loads a week?? I had a king size bed full of the various piles of laundry sorted and folded last night. Took all afternoon to accomplish and I am not happy to see more in the hampers already. Laundry is a nightmare to me.

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    1. No, three loads a week, I'll do another on Friday morning but Monday is sheets and towels plus clothes. But-but -but There are only 2 of us and we are both adults who do nothing more than sit around the house. We don't get sweaty and dirty being out there in the world doing stuff and having fun. We could probably get away with wearing some of our clothes 2 days in a row but we don't - we could, but we don't. Laundry for 4 busy people, 2 of whom are kids and one of those kids is like 2.5 years old? Oh hell babe, you got major laundry! But at least you have your own washer and dryer - take your blessings where you find them LOL

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  2. J didn't get laundry done last night because he was waiting for me to come home with more stuff to add to it. Today I was thinking of doing it for him until I remembered I don't even know how to sort the loads let alone know what to do with the piles if I were to get to that point!

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    1. I haven't 'sorted' laundry in decades LOL aside from sheets and towels, everything just gets thrown in the washer. I can't imagine what people would 'sort' unless you had a bunch of people who wore a lot of clothes - with just me and G - well, we would need a helluva lot more clothes to start sorting and washing. It costs me $1.75 for each washer and each dryer and I'm already spending about $45.00 a month just to do the amount of laundry I do now. Anyway, after you wash and dry the clothes you fold them and then put them away....LOL

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    2. All I know is that J's work shirts are treated differently than our every day clothes. I think they go into a separate pile but I don't know why or if anything else goes in with them. I'm pretty clueless!

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    3. Ah, dress shirts with collars and buttons and stuff are whole 'nother ball game - when G worked in an office setting and did the whole jacket and tie thing I finally gave in and sent his shirts to the cleaners - it would take me almost a whole day to iron those suckers.

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  3. I'm not a fan of laundry but I will get it washed, dried and folded all in one day and sometimes I even get it put away that same day. I wish I had everything as neatly folded as you do but then that would mean I was doing more work and I'm just not willing to go that extra mile.

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    1. When I had my own washer/dryer I really liked doing laundry and I really like folding everything neat and sharp - I find it very soothing and zen - I just fold and let my mind wander. It has become work since I have to haul it back and forth from the laundry room and do it at particular times of the day and all the bending and - and - and Yes it has become work and I have come to hate it! Total thorn in my side what used to be a bit of mindless pleasure.

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  4. And here it is Monday again. Wishing a small bit of the mindless pleasure return for you - maybe bit by bit.

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