Yesterday was laundry day. Don't get me wrong, I can think of a whole list of things I'd rather do than laundry, bu there is something a little miraculous and gratifying to me about doing laundry.
I generally end up collecting all the laundry from two weeks or so and doing it all back-to-back on one day...usually four loads. I guess this habit is left over from apartment living when we had to go to the laundry room to do laundry. I like to keep different pieces of matching outfits washed at the same time and since they often go in different loads, that means washing everything on the same day.
I sort through the clothes to put them in dark/light/white/jeans piles and look for things that need to be stain-treated and smear on some Spray and Wash Stick (or a generic equivalent)....a trick from my mom. The clothes that are really dirty, go in the washing machine first with some hot water and Oxi-Clean (a trick from Hubby's mom) to soak. Then I rub out the stains as much as I can. Then the rest of the load goes in and gets washed with a little more oxi-clean and detergent.
Turn into this:
And for my mom, I took this: