WFMW: Laundry on Vacation???

June 13, 2007 at 6:44 am | Posted in blogging, laundry | 4 Comments

wfmwheader.jpgYes, I do all my laundry while on vacation.  We just returned home this past weekend and, again, I was reminded how nice it is to return home with no big piles of laundry to wash and dry and fold and put away.  Here’s what I do …

I pile up my laundry while on vacation (laundry baskets are nice for this).  Then on the next-to-the-last night of vacation I wash and dry and fold it all.  Then at some point on the last day while packing to return home I simply pack it all up like I did when packing for the trip.  When I return home all I have to do is unpack and put all the laundry away.

There are 2 things I hate to come home to: a messy house (I also make sure my house is clean before I leave) and a pile of laundry.

After years and years of the dreaded laundry-pile-upon-returning-home I decided to try this and found it to be much better than waiting until I got home.  So now part of my packing is filling up a snack-sized plastic bag with quarters (ya never know how much machines will cost!) for the laundry.

Have a :) day!


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May 23, 2007 at 7:50 am | Posted in laundry | 1 Comment

ClotheslineI love the look of fresh laundry hanging on the clotheline, blowing in the breeze. That’s why I used such a picture for my header. I’ve come to enjoy the laundry. Really. And let me tell you why … I do it every day. Yes, every day I do laundry. Then you would think that I hate it, right? But no, I don’t.

Why? When I do laundry every day then it’s just a small amount that needs to be done and it’s very manageable. My mom told me this a long time ago, but only recently have I heeded her advice and done it. You know what? She was right … again :)
Anyway, I’m thinking of trying some new things. Mainly, T-Wave Activated Cleaning Capsules. I read about them in the Urban Homemaker catalog and they are intriguing … anyone ever use them or something similar? I tried a natural powder last year and proceeded to break out all over, so I’m back to All Free-n-Clear. But I really hate using chemicals.

And I want to hang my laundry out on my own clotheline, I do … but I haven’t ventured there yet. For much inspiration visit Project Clothesline!
And one more thing ….

A laundry tip:
Spin Twice, Dry Once

(Picture – Title: Clothesline, Artist: John Jones)

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