Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday - what else but the laundry?

So, my dryer, precious dryer, was broken for 4 days! Not good. You just never know how much you love a dryer until you don't have one. In order to keep up with the laundry I have to do it at least every 2 days. I really try to do a couple loads every other day.


Add to the fact, that there is a load in the washer waiting to be dried and a load in the dryer also waiting and now they both have to be washed again because they have that yucky sour smell.


So, yes. Today, as in right after I finish this post, I am tackling my backed up laundry. And do you really want to see pictures of my dirty laundry? I think not. Maybe you are actually okay with it, but the real me does not want you to see my dirty laundry - literally.


I will show you the finished product of my sock folding tackle, though.


I have a terrible habit of just throwing all the socks in one basket until it gets pretty full and then folding them all at once. I usually do this in front of the TV, but since I am watching less TV the basket has been staying full. So, without any other laundry to do, I was able to fold 56 pairs of socks. 56 pairs of socks!
Isn't that crazy? And most of them were Hubby's. That guy has a serious amount of socks! Black, blue, brown, light brown, golf, workout...an entire large drawer full of socks. Well, it is full now. Yesterday, not so much and I think, as understanding as he is, he was getting a little peeved about having to retrieve his socks from the big laundry basket.


So, I tackled it! Now, it's on to the big stuff. big sigh. I missed my dryer, but it was kind of nice having an excuse NOT to do laundry now that I think about it.

6 comments:

Colleen said...

Does laundry reproduce while we sleep? Seriously - it always seems just on the brink of out of control at my house!

Good luck with the tackle!

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fortyb4forty said...

You are a good wife. I do my husband's laundry but I throw it in his basket and he folds it all. I avoid socks.

Jean said...

Your supposed to dry your clothes like I have for the past 2 weeks..hang it out to dry on your makeshift clothesline made of wrapping paper ribbon. I just try to tell myself that I'm saving energy all the while my jeans and towels are all starchy.
Good luck with your load!

Jean said...

Your supposed to dry your clothes like I have for the past 2 weeks..hang it out to dry on your makeshift clothesline made of wrapping paper ribbon. I just try to tell myself that I'm saving energy all the while my jeans and towels are all starchy.
Good luck with your load!

Stefani said...

My poor (very understanding) husband also has to retrieve his socks from the basket on the dryer far too often. I do believe that sock folding is one of the most annoying chores I have to do. Great job getting them all done!!
Now go enjoy this beautiful weather without the socks looming over you!

Kellie said...

Do you think you could come tackle my laundry pile too? It's been sitting on the couch for several days now!

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