Laundry is one of my biggest household chores that takes the greatest amount of time. For our family of seven I have to do two to three loads a day six days a week or I’ll be drowning in laundry. Thankfully, I like doing laundry. Go me! Ha ha. Now don’t go and assume the kids don’t help; they are very involved. Whew I headed off that lecture! 😉 But a huge pet peeve of mine is washing clean clothes. Thou shalt not throw clean clothes in the laundry baskets! I hate waste. I cringe over the water, soap, electricity, and time wasted every time I realize I just washed “this” yesterday, and I know nobody has worn it. Am I ranting? I’ll stop ranting. A blog is not for ranting…right? Ha ha.
So it was with this in mind that I picked up one of my little boy’s pair of jean shorts that was on the floor in the laundry room. I “knew” I had washed, dried, folded, and put away that pair of shorts the day before, and I “knew” he hadn’t worn them. To make sure, I did the test of all tests that would inevitably prove me right. I pressed the pair of shorts to my face and took a big whiff expecting to smell my awesome laundry detergent. Pee. The smell is unmistakable, and it was all over my face. I don’t think I’ll be repeating THAT any time soon!
I usually do 6-8 loads on Monday of each week. Sometimes I have to split it into two days, for our family of four. I don’t mind doing the laundry, but for some reason I hate doing the whites! Our daughter was notorious for putting clean clothes in the laundry until I made her write an essay on all the things that were wasted because iof this. It still happens from time to time, but the essay helped quite a bit with the problem
Ha ha!! I can relate. I’ve fallen “victim” to the whiff test many a time. 🙂