Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Laundry Therapy

I don't know why, but there is something very zen-like about hanging laundry outside.  The smell of the fresh linens, blowing in a breeze; pulling down sun-dried clothes, all warm and full of sunshine.  It makes me very happy.  I've always kinda had a thing for laundry, probably ever since my college roommate told me I was the best laundry folder she had ever seen (except for fitted sheets, I always end up kinda balling them into a lump...)  And I always liked it when my mom would dump the fresh-out-of the-dryer laundry on top of me on the bed.  So I'll admit it: I like laundry.  It's about the only household chore I like.  I'm not especially good at vacuuming and dusting, or cleaning out the bath tub, and don't even get me started on doing dishes, but I'm alright at laundry.  Especially the outdoor kind.  


  1. I hear you. I enjoy doing laundry in the warm months, when I hang it outside to dry. It smells so good! In the cold months, when I'm hanging clothes on a drying rack inside, laundry is just a chore.

  2. I'm so with you. The house Ben and I live in now doesn't have room in the backyard for a clothesline, nor is there space in the basement for a drying rack, so we have to use the dryer. And my clothes just aren't the same.


  3. I have clotheslines hung up in the basement from the previous owners but I find if I dry anything down there it smells really gross because it is pretty damp down there. I don't know what I am going to do this winter except try to fix the dryer or break down and buy a new one. I guess I could buy some indoor clothes racks and dry laundry upstairs but it won't be the same as outdoors...and the puppy would probably pull all the clothes off the rack.