Will beg for quarters…

26 Mar

Raise your hand if you enjoy doing laundry….

Anyone?

I didn’t think so. Whether or not you mind doing laundry, I think everyone has some aspect of it that they do not enjoy. For me, it is folding. It can take me several days before I get around to folding my laundry. When I lived in an apartment with my own washer and dryer, this usually meant that I ended up throwing the entire load back in the dryer to dewrinkle (apparently this is not a word). Now, I live in an apartment building with a shared washer and dryer for each floor. This means I have to collect quarters like I’m homeless begging for change- except the only one contributing is my boyfriend. Then I have to silently stalk the machines waiting for a moment when nobody else is using them so I can run back to my apartment, grab my clothes and detergent and throw them in before somebody else lays claim. To be honest, I don’t mind. I really don’t. It is still the folding that gets me every time.

Plus, I’ve met some great people while being a creep eyeing the laundry machines. There was an elderly man who told me about his move to the nursing home while he folded his tighty whiteys and placed them in his rolling cart. I learned a lesson about ensuring the dryer lint trap is cleaned before using otherwise you may need to throw down double the quarters for an extra drying session- nobody needs that.

And then, there was the one stain in the apartment building laundry cycle. There is someone in the building who will stop your clothes spinning mid-session to throw their own clothes into the machine, leaving yours in a pile or in the basket if you so happened to leave it nearby. The first time this happened, I stormed back to my apartment to write an irate note. I wielded a permanent marker like it was a weapon and slashed letters into a piece of paper as if my life (and laundry) depended on it. Then I strode back to the machines and left the note on top of the machine they took over. I went back to my apartment, sat down and then after a few minutes slunk back to retrieve my note. I just don’t have it in me to go through with such a bold act. Maybe next time I will. I’ll call the tighty whitey man and have him wait with me for moral support.

What’s your least favorite part of doing laundry?

Kate sig

13 Responses to “Will beg for quarters…”

  1. misslynn2 March 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    It’s putting it away that gets me. I can have an entire week’s worth of laundry, washed, folded and stacked neatly, but it will sit there for another week. It’s gotten so bad, that I’ve renamed the sofa to “the laundry sofa”… and my hubby and kid call it that too. *shame*

  2. Jill J. March 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Ugh…all of it. I always forget my stuff in the dryer and it sits there. Usually the wet stuff is then sitting in the washing machine and I have to do it all over again. Honestly, if I don’t force myself, it can sit there for a week or until I need something!

    I want one of those laundry rooms on pinterest with TVs and couches. Then maybe I would do more laundry! 🙂

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

  3. Theresa March 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    This cracked me up……..you are so non confrontational that I can totally see you doing this!! I think we both know what I would have done 🙂

    • Another Clean Slate March 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      Ha- you would have been waiting there with their wet clothes on the floor 🙂

  4. Steph G March 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    My husband leaves his belts in his pants… all the time. It makes me crazy.

    • Another Clean Slate March 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      My boyfriend leaves his collar stays in his shirts and the sleeves rolled up. Totally on the same page as you!

  5. Amber March 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award as well ❤

    http://lifeinhigheels.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-blog-award.html

  6. Heather (@mylittlehea) May 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I’m with MissLynn I can have everything done except putting it away and mine will just sit in piles throughout my room. Yes, I take it to the room but just don’t have the oomph to put it in the drawer. I should probably just hang everything then I may not have that problem…except hanging my sweats would be a little weird, lol!

  7. ttoombs08 May 15, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    All of it? 🙂 Putting it away is my biggest nemesis. I go to put it away and get distracted by something and before I know it, an hour has passed and I still haven’t gotten it put away. ugh.

  8. Johnny Knox May 15, 2013 at 5:10 am #

    Folding is the worst part by far for me 🙂

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