Laundry musings

November 19, 2007

Journal, Lauren

I don’t think this was what Deanne was commenting about regarding clothes, but I’m going to talk about laundry. If Lloyd would have remembered to pick up my glasses from Lenscrafters, I’d write about those – but he didn’t.
About laundry: I go through cycles of being right on top of it, or waking up and finding that I have no pants to wear. All that depends on my personal laziness, but I have to say that the one thing that saves a huge headache is pre-sorting. We have hampers for white clothes, colors, and dark clothes. (There’s also a secret hamper behind my closet door that holds things that require so much pampering, I’d have to shoot you if I told you about it.) This is great because when the hamper is full, we just throw in the load. When I was a kid we had a giant hamper that folded out of the bathroom wall – it was the BEST hide & seek spot, except that everybody looked in there first. The trouble was, it was just one big giant space. I remember when it was time to do laundry Mom would reach down in there, grab something and throw it to its appropriate pile in the hall. If I had a time machine, I’d go back and install dividers.

We used to use some plastic bins, but years ago I spent the big bucks for these. The covers are just closed for the picture. They’re always open. (The stuff in the basket needs to be put away.) My dream house will have a washer and dryer inside my walk-in closet. Currently I have to walk down two flights of stairs to do laundry.

Ready and waiting.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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15 Responses to “Laundry musings”

  1. Brad Said on:

    If I had a time machine, I wouldn’t use it to work on laundry bins. I’d go back in time and punch Artabanus the Hyrcanian in the face. I hate him, because he’s all like, “I’m the Regent King of Persia.”

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  2. Karla Said on:

    I love those hampers! Where did you get them? My Rubbermaid ones are about ready to go in the recycle bin as they’re falling apart…

    The house I grew up in in Concordia had a hamper built into the bathroom cabinets. We used it for hide and seek as well -- when it was empty. All these years I thought I was the only one!

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  3. Beth Said on:

    I found the Easter egg! I found the Easter egg! Nee-ner, nee-ner, nee-ner!

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  4. Christina Said on:

    In my dream house, I want one of those new washer/dryer’s that is one machine. We have to go down a bunch of stairs right now as well. I tried to convince Paul to let me cut a hole in the floor of our bathroom (it’s right above the laundry room) but he’s not going for it.

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    • Deanne Said on:

      I wouldn’t let you either, Christina, you’re dangerous!

      What about a little chute in the wall??

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    • Deanne Said on:

      I have to comment on the machine as well. We looked into it quite seriously when we moved into this house. I have no idea why, except that we wanted to save time or energy. I’m quite fascinated with the concept that you throw it in dry and it comes out dry, or almost so.

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  5. Peggy Said on:

    I’ve always wanted to have this system, but just never got around to it … yet.

    My question: Are these hampers in the basement. So everytime you have to throw something in, you have to go downstairs, twice. Holy cow!

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  6. Deborah Said on:

    My computer cheats and shows me where the Easter eggs are, so your crazy game is lost on me.

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  7. Deborah Said on:

    What an attractively painted wall behind those hampers!

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