Today is Laundry Day. Even though there are still un-folded clothes on the loveseat from last week’s Laundry Day.
Last night, I gathered the dirty clothes, sorted them, and started my first load.
I was down to one free sample of laundry detergent. And I had zero desire to run out to the store late at night. Thankfully, I’d been looking at (but not tackling) a certain laundry-room-problem for all of October, and thinking that it was going to make a good detail before my 31 Days of Details were up.
The “thankfully” part is half-way sarcastic, and half-way for real, because I do get how ridiculous it is that I hadn’t just taken care of this detail before. But then today, I was glad I hadn’t.
This paradox only feeds my slob-problem.
I organized my laundry room back in January. I’m quite proud that it still looks like this. The fact that the floor isn’t covered in a foot of laundry is a pretty big deal. I can still walk in there and do what I need to do without major hassle.
Except for the upside-down laundry detergent bottles falling over all the time. But slobs are used to stuff like that.
For some reason, I had turned them over to get out that last little drip, but hadn’t actually used the last little drip before starting on the next bottle.
Or the next.
Or sometimes the next.
So, my detail for today was to throw away all of the bottles. I could have cleared the top of the dryer and wiped it down, but I didn’t.
Of course, since I did need those last little drips to keep Laundry Day going until I could get to the store today, I have once again confirmed the but-I-really-will-need-that-someday thing that I try so hard to talk myself out of.
Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I’ll be sharing some things that are on my list, and maybe that will help you start tackling your shopping before we hit the big holiday rush. I gave my 8 year old a painting kit for his birthday. I was surprised at how much he LOVED it. Then I remembered paint by numbers, so I’m going to order one as a gift for him. LOVE stuff that keeps them busy being creative! (Ulterior motive alert: I’m linking to a paint by numbers kit on Amazon, using my affiliate link, in hopes that you will do a little of your Christmas shopping while you’re there!)