Thursday, May 1, 2008

Folding to Folding

Ever since I got a "real job" and "became and adult" My Mother has always had a job when she comes over to my house, fold my laundry. Now, I never asked her to do this for me, she just would do it since I always had a mound of clean clothes awaiting the next phase in the laundry process. I am good at getting my clothes clean, I am even a well accomplished laundry folder, I just don't like to take the time to fold it. So My Mother, being the caring woman that she is takes care of this chore for me when she comes to visit.
A few years ago My Mother sent me on of Martha Sterwart's books, Homekeeping Handbook. This book includes chapters on all the different parts of your house and how to take care of them. It even outlines how to make your own cleaning products and how often you should clean your switch plate covers. Well, My Mother thought that she would poke fun at my inability to fold laundry and bookmarked the section on folding!

Well, after all of this rambling, I would like to publicly announce that since finishing my master's degree I have now been staying on top of all the stages of the laundry process. I have taken My Mother's, Grandmother's and The Music Man's advice and started folding it as it came out of the dryer. What a novel idea, there is so much less to do at one time this way! The even better news is that when My Mother comes home from Florida next week she will not be greeted with my traditional mound of clean clothes, but rather a nice and tidy laundry room!

Enjoy ~SJ

5 comments:

FatBodyGuitar said...

Yes, my iron and my ironing board have never been used...........

mesnoduck said...

Hi, Iam SJ's Mom. I am always proud of SJ when she attains new skills. See Sarah,told you and now it is in writing.
I can't wait until I get home from FL so SJ can help me learn more about this blogging thing.I hope I can be half as good as she is.

SJ said...

Wow Mom, I'm very impressed and proud that you left me a comment!

Weather Boy said...

Folding? What is this folding you speak of?

rach :) said...

Um, yea... I don't think our housekeeping would earn the Martha seal of approval. Folding and putting away laundry is overrated-- as long as it's clean, I say you're good to go.

Yup, I totally married the right guy :)