The Never-Ending Piles of Laundry


Y’all, laundry is my nemesis. As I’m up late folding at 11:15 PM, I keep wondering, how it is that in a house it seems like laundry goes on and on in never-ending piles, but when we lived in our travel trailer we could get away with going to the laundromat every two weeks?

Granted, there’s more to clean in a house and we’re all probably showering more often considering we can do more than take a 5 minute shower, so I get that we’re probably using more towels. But it doesn’t really explain the constant complaints of someone being out of shorts or socks or something. What’s that all about?

Once things got really busy with the business, it became a lot harder to keep things picked up around here. Chris is fabulous – he does more than I do, probably, taking charge of anything food related from planning to shopping to cooking to dish washing, and plenty of other chores – but I’ll be the first to admit that if it were in the budget, I would totally hire a housekeeper to help us keep things picked up and running smoothly around here. My not so secret fantasy.

Last summer we manged to get away with only doing laundry at family or friends houses because they were all perfectly spaced along our route. This time we’re seeing some clients, but no family or friends after Colorado so we’ll be planning laundromats back into our travel schedule. Is it weird that I’m looking forward to it – at least then, we all go and get it done in just a couple of hours (since we can use multiple washers and dryers at a time), then we bring it home and put it away immediately – because there’s no leaving laundry baskets of folded clothes out when you have 5 people living in a 300 sq.ft. space.

Maybe instead of a housekeeper I just need to more washers and dryers. Let’s not even talk about fall when the baby is born and we’re going to add diapers back into the mix…


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