Friday, January 15, 2010
I had to use laundry mats a lot in my early adult (was I really an adult then???) life and I came to despise laundry mats. Some of them weren't bad...the one in Walnut Ridge was ok, but overall, not a pleasant experience, not to mention I could never have enough quarters, and clothes never really got dry. And the way some laundry mats looked I wondered if they actually got clean. So the day I got a house of my own (well, actually the washer and dryer moved in before me) I purchased a very nice Maytag Neptune washer and dryer set. And once a week I would do all my laundry, a whopping 3 loads. Boy, those were the days. A week of laundry in 3 loads. I would regularly wash my blankets and comforter just to have the fresh clean cuddly smell because I didnt have any other laundry I needed to do. Then one day I got married. I had to go back to using a laundry mat for a while which, after having my own washer, was even more unpleasant than before, but I survived and when we bought our house, I was so excited to see my washer and dryer arrive and promptly began doing laundry. Four or five loads a week and I was done. Then about 15 months ago, laundry became my favorite activity...or at least you would think it is because I do not 3 loads a week, but average about that many a day! So the question I often find myself asking is how one person, little as she is, can create SOOO much laundry. I run out of laundry detergent and spend time looking online to see where I can buy, not the best laundry detergent, but the one that will do the most loads. Some evenigns I only do one load...diaper night. And yes, I realize I brought that on myself and could use throw away diapers, but then I smile and think...hmmm...a scoop of detergent, a little water and electricity and some bleach....I am savign a LOT of money. And doing a LOT of laundry. I'm not sure why I felt like blogging about my laundry, but I did, and now I must go....guess what? I need to do laundry!