Laundry Day

I found myself in need of doing lots of laundry today.  In the States, that would be throwing stuff into the big washer, coming back forty-five minutes later, throwing them into the over-sized dryer, wait another forty-five minutes, then whine a bit about having to fold warm clothes.

I miss those days.

This is my kitchen…

my kitchen

See there…to the left…that little white machine?  That my friends is my washer AND my dryer.  It fits about half of what my Maytag could fit.  It takes almost two hours to wash one load.  To use it as a dryer, I have found that the best way to get things dry is to take out half the load, put that half in a basket, then set the dryer setting for an hour for what’s left in there, wait the hour, take out the mostly dry clothes, put in other half, set for another hour…

Needless to say, spending four hours on one load of laundry just doesn’t cut it.  So I only use the dryer setting when absolutely necessary.

Instead, I use the drying racks or wash line outside.  As it’s not ideal weather for the line outside, I’ve gone with drying racks.  And as I have a cubic crapload of laundry to get dry today, I’ve taken over every available surface.

I have laundry here..

kitchen door

…here…

drying rack in bathroom, plus pants slung over shower door rail

…here…

little drying rack that you can hang off your radiator - perfect for socks!

…here…

living room door

…here…

dining chairs and radiator

…here…

Maura decided her duck needed a bath, so he's drying on the front hall radiator too

…and on the five foot seven inch drying rack in the upstairs bathroom…and shower door…

lots of clothes drying!

Hey, you can see one of our electric showers there…ooo…ahh…(It’s the box on the wall in the shower area…note that’s a sheet drying over the shower door…and the shower door doesn’t extend past half the bathtub length…that’s just how it’s done here.)

We won’t discuss what’s drying over the radiators in various bedrooms.  That would be unmentionable.

The nice thing is – with this much laundry hanging around, on the radiators, you don’t need any cotton/linen fresh candle or spray.  I’ve got it happening naturally!

I would still kill for an extra-large capacity washer/dryer set.

oh, if only it was a sunny day....
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