I Love Doing Laundry

Boy, does that sound obnoxious! But I do love to do our laundry. I find it therapeutic. Odd, I know.

I typically do two loads of laundry a day. And I refrain myself because I could do more. I usually throw a load in first thing in the morning and will have 2 loads washed by 8am. And I hang most all of our laundry to dry.

I quit using the dryer for every load about 6 years ago. It started because I didn’t want to put jeans in the dryer because who needs tighter denim? Little else makes you feel fatter than a tight pair of jeans. And then I purchase some nice pants that I did not want worn down in the dryer. That was followed by some nice shirts. And then ……. do you see the progression here? It was all working so well that I figured I could save some money on our electric bill if I harnessed an alternative energy source. You see, I live in Florida, a.k.a. The Sunshine State, a few items on hangers, a drying rack and a dollar store package of wooden clothes pins do the job. I do not have a line in my backyard, but I do place pants on the chairs on our deck. imageThis all works marvelously! On a hot day it all dries within a couple of hours. If I do laundry later in the day or if it is rainy, I place the items in our family room and between the ceiling fan and the a/c it works for me. In six years I have only had to rewash laundry twice because it got rained on.
The beauty of hanging your items up to dry is that you do not get as many wrinkles, your shirts are already hung and ready to get put away, and everything else folds up quickly instead of a big hot chewed-up mess coming out of the dryer.

I love doing laundry so much that I have even resorted to making my own detergent and finding alternatives to commercial stain removers! I’ll save both of those for another post. Ahhhh – I think I’ll go do some more laundry!

How about you? Any other laundry lovers out there? Or does everyone else loath the task? I would love to hear from you.


An Expedtion

I need to embark on an expedition – an expedition to organize my home. Yeah – that doesn’t sound as exciting, does it? Somehow the house has gotten away from me. It happen somewhere between the holidays, a visit from out of town family and a weekend camping trip (I can add several other excuses, but I’ll just stop there). But seriously, who am I kidding, this has been a mountain I have been climbing for some time.

Christmas Decorations Before:

We had 2 trees this year:

One day I was taking down the Christmas tree and two weeks later I am staring at decorations strewn all over the once empty surfaces of our home.
After Christmas Chaos:



But enough is enough! The time has come to get my act in order, and my home too. I forged ahead and boxed up all the Christmas decorations.

Now the question is, how do I get all that to fit back in the closet? And once I do that I will continue on my home organization project. Sigh…….