Archives for November 26, 2012

Laundry Day Loopholes

I love cleaning routine loopholes.

Love them, as in I use them at every possible opportunity.

Don’t love them for what they do to my house in the long run.

Like this:

Fine.  These loopholes are pretty much excuses.

But most are so legit as REASONS that it’s easy to justify them.  So I’m calling them loopholes.  Confusing enough?

See, things that don’t go in the dryer really do have to hang on this handy-dandy rack to dry.  So even though I really have accepted that the only way to prevent Clean Laundry Mountain is to fold clothes straight out of the dryer and put them away immediately . . . hang-to-dry clothes CAN’T be put away immediately.

And the total justification that I CAN’T put away those bathing suits, beaded beach t-shirts, and avalanche causing unmentionables . . . gives me a smug feeling of slob satisfaction. 

Ha!  I showed that routine that I DON’T have to do everything it says.

Seriously.  I have issues.

Because the reality is that when something doesn’t get put away immediately . . . its hanging place becomes its new home.  Like, forever.  And then I am stuck using the dining room chairs as hanging spots for future undryables.

In my defense, most of the stuff on that drying rack has been there since BEFORE I grasped the laundry concept that has rocked my world. 

Actually, that defense would be the thing that got me convicted in Slob Court.  But whatever.

And all the stuff hanging on hangers at the bottom?  That’s the stuff that I did hang straight out of the dryer, recently, but didn’t put away.

Which means I wasn’t following through completely on my put-it-all-away-right-away resolution.

It’s just such an easy loophole when it feels like I put it away since it’s not piled on the couch.

But I did empty the drying rack.  Once.  No guarantees when it will happen again, but I’ll enjoy it for now.

No profound solutions in this post.  I’ve written about this issue before, and I’ll mostly likely write about it again.


That Amazon link is an affiliate link to a similar drying rack.  Anything you purchase on Amazon after following that link earns me a small commission. 

But I think I actually got my rack at The Container Store, so be sure to go enter the giveaway I have going on right now for a $100 giftcard to The Container Store provided by Ebates. 

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