Wash, Rinse, Dry, Fold, Repeat

5minutefridayTGIF!  I don’t know about you but I am so glad it’s Friday.  Weekend, I can see you from here.

Today is the day for Five Minute Friday.  Today’s word is Laundry.  The laundry process is full of wash, rinse, dry, fold, repeat — thus my title.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now Go…

Laundry is a part of my everyday life.  Well, at least every other day.

When my son was a baby, it seemed I was washing a few times every day.  Spit up and spills and accidents, oh my.

Now that he is in school, there is still plenty of laundry but it seems to be every other day.  That is nice.

One of my favorite things I have at my house is my laundry room.  In this room, we have a sink, shelf and cabinet space, and the washer and dryer.

I had my own apartment during my first job.  There wasn’t any room for laundry there.  I had to go to the laundromat once a week.  That was a unique experience to be sure.
There were some real characters that went there.

Because of that, I got used to doing load after load, all in a few hours while reading or doing something else. It took me a long time to break that — until Ian came along.  Then I realized the laundry has to be done as needed — not waiting until one huge day.

My husband and I work well with it.  He starts the loads in the washer, moves them to the dryer, and then takes them out.  I fold and put away.  I like our teamwork.

Grateful.11-22-2012This picture is a stack of items that my son folded a few months ago.  He did a great job, didn’t he?  I was so proud and impressed.

Wash, Rinse, Dry, Fold, Put Away, Repeat.


Here are a few quotes and fun sayings for the laundry room:

  • “An income tax form is like a laundry list — either way you lose your shirt.” — Fred Allen
  • “We should all do what, in the long run, brings us joy, even it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.” — E.B. White
  • “It turns out that a husband who does the laundry, it’s very romantic when you’re older.  And it’s hard to believe when you’re younger. But it’s absolutely true.” — Sheryl Sandberg
  • Laundry — it all comes out in the wash.
  • Life is like laundry — loads of fun.
  • Laundry — sorting it out one load at a time.
  • Laundry today or naked tomorrow.
  • This home is full of endless love and laundry
  • Laundry makes me a basket case.

If you want to read other thoughts about laundry, please see http://lisajobaker.com/2013/10/five-minute-friday-laundry/.