Lame Laundry Lollygaggers


Tom and I used to believe that we were horrendous at putting away our laundry because the washer and dryer were located all the way down in the basement, which was dark, dank, and dust-filled and also lacked a suitable spot for folding.

That theory got shot down when we remodeled the basement and still, our laundry languished.

We next sold our house and rented a condo where the washer and dryer were situated on the same floor as our bedrooms. What could be easier? Surely it would be impossible for us to avoid actually folding and shelving our clean clothes in such a cush laundry environment?

I am embarrassed to report that it didn’t help at all — we still had piles of clean laundry laying about in baskets for days.

Now, we live in Buenos Aires, and we send the vast majority of our washing across the street to a lavandería, and it is returned to us, usually the same day, completely folded. How could we procrastinate now…all we have to do is put it away?

Well, as you can see in the above picture, we still can’t get our clean clothes in the closet! What is it about putting away the laundry? It takes 4 minutes, but we hate doing it.

2 Responses to “Lame Laundry Lollygaggers”

  1. melissa s.

    my kids know to go to the baskets full of clean, unfolded laundry next to the dryer to get dressed in the morning. it’s a way of life.

  2. Michele

    *laugh* Mel, say it isn’t so…more people in laundry hell. Tom and I still remember fondly how little laundry we did before we had kids and entered our laundry rebellion phase. They’re little people, but they generate a lot of dirty clothes, sheets, towels…

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