Another laundry day. Washing all the outstanding clothes. Will take most of the day, but it still helps clean my bedroom!
UPDATE ONE: Days like today feel, in some ways, like a waste of cleaning time. Even though I filled two 6 load and one 4 load machine at the laundromat. It took me two and a half hours to sort and fold all the clothes out of the dryer, but taking inspiration from Russell’s daily purging and Liz’s closet clean-out, I sorted three boxes worth of t-shirts and such into the Texas Paralyzed Vets’ pile. I even got to junk one of my cardboard “to” boxes coming “from”.
I didn’t think to take a picture of the full mountain before we started loading the car this morning, but this will give you some idea:
AFTER several boxes of clothes were taken to the car:
In total, 4 cardboard boxes, 4 plastic boxes, a milk crate, and a laundry basket to get all the laundry and paraphernalia into the car. Back seat packed, and the trunk stuffed to the gills.
On the return trip:
See how full the trunk is? And most of what is under those hanging clothes is what is going to the TPV. The back seat is still full, but at least things are neatly folded, hung, or paired where possible.
Considering the wear and tear of lifting, toting and sorting all that, I am counting it as three hours on the bedroom. See y’all tomorrow.
UPDATE TWO: I know, I said I was done…but I had been promising Sunshine to wash the water fountain (Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain) for days, so I washed a few dishes while I watched Top Chef. I am highly disappointed Grayson got sent home, because at least two of the remaining chefs have been ugly to their fellows all along. Paul is from Austin, so I guess it would be okay if he won…but I was really rooting for Grayson, who has been one of the few completely supportive of the other contestants.
Anyway, I am finding that I can’t sit still when there is something that needs to be done, and I don’t want to lose that momentum, so I will continue to find little side projects when I am done for the day. I’ll add thirty minutes kitchen time to today — but I’m done for now.