September 3rd, 2018 — Laundry Day

Laundry Day

Wash on Monday,

Iron on Tuesday,

Mend on Wednesday,

Churn on Thursday,

Clean on Friday,

Bake on Saturday,

Rest on Sunday

Laundry on the Line

I’m nowhere near this organized but I do like to do laundry, it’s one of the few boring, repetitive chores that I don’t find onerous.  We don’t own a dryer so when one of the 3 wicker laundry baskets we sort into darks, reds and whites is full I check the weather report to see if I can wash a load, hang it out and get it dry before bad weather sets in.  

Rainy season spring and fall sees me eyeing the baskets and weather and weighing whether or not I can get away with running the washer and having something to show for it at the end of the day.

No one likes to help me with washing  which is fine by me, I get to keep one of my favorite chores all to myself.  I tend to be a bit OCD with hanging out clothes, socks have their own line where the clothes pins are spaced sock width apart, sheets are on another line with their own spacing of pins.  Heavy things like jeans go in the middle and t-shirts have their own spot.

Then when I take down clothes I fill the basket with upstairs things on the bottom and downstairs on top.  Downstairs gets folded and put away before I haul them up and then back down again. I like doing laundry but not to the point that I drag it all over the house.  This is just the tiniest bit OCD and a big amount of practical and a good use of my time.

I make my own laundry soap, stored in a plastic bucket along with an old ½ cup measuring cup and the recipe written on the lid.

Laundry Soap

  • 1 bar Fels Naptha soap, grated
  • 2 bars Ivory soap, grated
  • 1 ½ cup baking soda
  • ¾ cup washing soda
  • ¾ cup Twenty Mule Team Borax

Use ½ cup per load

Laundry Soap

 

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