Friday, August 11, 2017

Simple Pleasures -- Laundry

I have a guilty pleasure.  My guilty pleasure doesn't hurt anyone but most people think that it's weird.  I absolutely love to do laundry.  Seriously -- LOVE!

There are only two people living in my house but since I travel approximately 50% of the time, I still do a load of laundry each day that I'm home.  Super-hubby's clothes.  My clothes.  Sheets.  Towels.  I start each morning with a load of laundry and I actually look forward to it.

This is what greets me when I get home from a trip:

I use Soap Nuts  (affiliate link*) instead of laundry detergent for most loads.  It's natural, less expensive, and since my laundry room is next to my studio, I enjoy the earthy smell of the nuts all day long!

I let my soap nuts dry between each load.  Of course, I use my Hello Kitty china plate that I carried home from Tokyo last year for that task.  When I do a cold-water wash, I need to pre-soak the soap nuts in hot water; fortunately, I have a matching Hello Kitty china bowl for that!

On good weather days, I hang my laundry on the wash line on my deck.  On rainy days, I hang my laundry on a drying rack (affiliate link*) in my laundry room.  In the winter months, I place my drying rack in front of the woodstove for a quick dry with the lovely smell of woodsmoke.  On the rarest of occasions I use my tumble dryer, mostly for sheets and towels in the winter months.  As much as I love to do laundry, I absolutely DESPISE folding laundry from the dryer.  I have no idea why!

Yes, I travel all over the world (I'm in London when you are reading this) and get to do some amazing and exciting things, but when I get home it's all about the simple joys.
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1 comment:

Crystal_235 said...

I've never heard of soap nuts. My washer broke 2 weeks ago. As a family of 7 I do laundry everyday. So it's piling up. Tomorrow I'm making a trip to laundromat and washing at least 6 loads of clothes. Hopefully out washer gets fixed soon.