Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I am a total failure when it comes to laundry. This is not a new thing in our house, but it is one of the most annoying things about being a mom/wife. Many of my very close friends know of my lack of ambition when it comes to clean clothes and getting them where they belong.

My hubby has ALWAYS been patient with our "laundry" situation, but I think he is tired of wearing dirty boxers and scrubs that have been in the dirty clothes. My cue that he has run out of those objects is when I find him in a towel with his head in the dryer looking for clothes. Other than that he doesn't go near the laundry room.

When the laundry does get done it sits in baskets waiting to be folded (that would be day 2) and day 3, it gets folded and put in baskets where everyone must search to find their clothes in the morning. I have a total of 8 laundry baskets and a hamper that has 3 sections (almost always full). Hubs thinks if I didn't divide the laundry into 6 categories, it wouldn't take so long. This is something I brought to our marriage from my mom (now, she can do laundry), but is just as picky as I am.

Many have offered me advice, but few have succeeded in helping me. I am a laundry mess and probably deserve an intervention. If there was a reality tv show about housewives that do AND put away laundry that might actually be helpful.

I fold in the great room where our clothes teeter on the back of the furniture. And don't think if the kids brush past and knock them down, I don't have a fit (more dysfunction).

Oh, and if I leave them in the dryer or baskets too long, I have to put them through the "fluff" cycle in the dryer. I am good at a lot of things, but laundry is not one of them and I am lucky I am married to a man that doesn't mind digging for his clothes or playing the "which basket are my scrubs in" game.

And I didn't dare take a pic of the 4 baskets in our room waiting to be unloaded. Dressers are a waste of space for this family due to their lack of use. I probably waste more time trying to avoid the laundry than actually doing it. Don't judge me as a homemaker, just feel sorry for my family who one day may revolt and get me some "laundry" therapy.


Anonymous said...

Oh, honey, when the kids were at home I'd be so far behind that I'd load up the station wagon and spend the day at the laundromat, even though there was a perfectly servicable washer and dryer in the house.

Grandma said...

I guess I need to move back in so that I can keep the laundry in order :)
Love you, Ro