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Cleaning, oh cleaning. I think it’s just my family because I feel like every time I go over to someone else’s house, it is spotless, but around here we cannot keep the house looking straight for even one day! I will spend countless hours (ok, maybe that is a little over-exaggerated… but you get the idea!) straightening up and pretty much nagging my children to no end, to find that the next day, I just have to do it all over again! And laundry…Oh- My- Goodness!
What is it about tasks around the house that seem like they should just be so simple and yet as easy as it seems like it should be you just can’t do it? Does that happen to everyone or just me?
Back to the laundry; just for the record- I hate laundry. I hate laundry almost as much as I hate to do bathrooms.
In our house, Brent and I both go through two sets of clothes per day. Ok, you got me, that was a little fib. My husband goes through two sets of clothes per day; work clothes and gym clothes.
I go through two sets of clothes about 4 days per week, ditto on the types, except my “work” clothes are comprised of jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt, a sweater if it’s a fancy day. Between our sometimes four sets of clothes and the countless number of clothes and costume changes for the boys, I should do at least one load of laundry per day. I pretty well have that covered. I can say with certainty that the clothes in my home do not stay dirty for long, the problem is after they are clean.
In a perfect Debbie world, I would do a load of laundry a day and then fold it right when it comes out of the dryer.
There are a lot of things in my world that are perfectly imperfect and this is just something that I cannot do!
By the time I get to folding the laundry (which typically is my job in my home- add that to the list!) I have at least five clean baskets of clothes that conveniently look like they have been pulled out of someone’s butt (Was that too crude? That was the PG version of what I was really thinking!). Every once in a while, my husband and I have the SAME conversation we have been having for 10 blissful years of cohabitating together and it goes a little something like this:
Debbie: I don’t know why we can’t seem to get this laundry thing down
Brent: Yeah, it seems like if we could just clean and fold one load a night we could keep on top of it
Debbie: Yes, it seems so easy, but we will NOT do it.
Brent: But it would only take a few minutes a night and we could just knock it out.
And like clockwork, it is the next night when we are both worked from a long day in our respective offices that we look at each other and say “ all I want to do is watch a show, we’ll fold tomorrow night” and so it goes…
Why are there just some things that seem like they should be so easy that we just can’t wrap our head around doing?? Will I ever get on top of the laundry?
I think the answer to that is when I hit the jackpot, and I think I will someday, I must have someone else come to my house to do it for me. Sounds good.
How do you stay on top of that one “thing” that has to be done but you just hate?