More on the Subject of Laundry
I am really sorry to be so obsessed with laundry these days but I think laundry is trying to kill me. A slow, suffocating, smelly death.
It isn't so much the washing and the drying that I don't like. It is the putting it away that I find so hard. Impossible really. And oh how I love pulling clean items out of appropriate drawers but it just seems so futile and never ending and I've never been good with futile and never ending.
My back-of-the-couch system has served me well for many years and then I got all hoity toity and bought those blasted baskets and instead of putting laundry away quickly and efficiently we're just becoming more annoyed because inevitably what we need is on the bottom. And there is nothing worse than finding a clean pair of undies on the very bottom of the laundry basket and then scraping the back of your hand on the basket all the way down and all the way up because you're trying to not do disturb the folded piles. Has it really come to this?
I have the perfect solution: everyone put their own laundry away. Only problem: my kids are 1 and 3 and Hot Jeff hates putting laundry away almost as much as I do and I can't really nag him about it because I don't like unloading the dishwasher and he always does that job for me. You see my problem here?
It dawned on me the other day that my house would be tidier and I would be happier if I was more organized and had better systems in place. So I need you to give me your best laundry system. And don't tell me to get a laundry sherpa because I already tried that. I called all over Nepal trying to find a laundry sherpa but apparently they are so busy being sherpas they don't really need to market themselves as laundry sherpas. They were also quite put out that I would even try to hire someone to be a laundry sherpa, called me a typical ugly American and hung up on me. Sherpas can be so testy. I didn't think the idea was unreasonable at all. If you're willing to carry my load of crap up a mountain then why not carry my laundry up my stairs? Actually I think the idea is rather genius and I'm thinking of sneaking a bunch of Nepalis over here for the sole purpose of becoming laundry sherpas for lazy housewives like myself. If you're interested shoot me an email and I'll get you on a waiting list.
Well that last idea was just so brilliant I'm going to end on it. And I'm serious about giving me your best ideas for a laundry system. I'm also serious about wearing disposable clothing and just drinking margaritas all day so keep that in mind too.