Prepare to Think Less of Me

Categories:The FLOLife

Prepare to think less of me. Or to be freed in a very real way. Or, at the very least, to feel better about your own laundry habits.

I am a laundry hider. I’ve gotten good at it. And I even take a measure of pride in my own crafty deception [cue up wicked laugh] 🙂

Our home group meets at our house every Monday night, and I usually accumulate clean laundry over the weekend – washing clothes as I piddle around the house.

This is our laundry room…

I know it suspiciously resembles a spare bedroom, but it isn’t. All of our clean laundry congregates here for extended stays. It’s quite ingenious, actually, because I can close the door and forget all about it. The picture probably features five or six loads.
Well, I can’t have my homies thinkin’ I’m as laundry delinquent as I am, so I hide it.
I stuff as much of it back in the dryer as will possibly fit.
And then I stash any leftovers in the basket in my closet. And voila… Straighten the comforter, turn on the lamps, and vacuum, and we’re ready to go!

Lest you call me out about not being transparent and authentic with my homies; I have shared my secret with them and they like to peek in the dryer every now and then for a chuckle.
And, yes, our clothes are supremely wrinkled. Always.
And, yes, we have to rummage through the laundry mountain to find what we want to wear, which can be terribly frustrating and inefficient. But, honestly, this practice works pretty well for me.
And just in case you’re wondering, I do eventually fold them all and put them away. Only to start building again….
So, do you guys have any other time-saving tricks to add to my repertoire?
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  1. Priscilla
    May 7, 2009 at 1:59 am

    I just spewed Diet Pepsi up my nose and out of my mouth.

  2. erika chapman
    May 7, 2009 at 4:11 am

    That is awesome real, transparent, freeing and so fun:) and howdy would any of us ever think less of you, not a chance. We only love you more for not being perfect:) Actually this might make you more perfect!

    We have mounds of wrinkly clothes too. I even bought a new iron hoping that it would entice me to begin ironing. Not so much. It is out of the box but it has yet to be used. Oh well:)

  3. Mary Nell
    Mary NellReply
    May 7, 2009 at 10:46 am

    That cracks me up! I don’t have a room in my house so my laundry will literally sit in the dryer until I do fold it–sometimes for days. It horrifies my mom :). The only occasional guilt I feel is the added cost to the electric bill as I “re-fluff” the clothes before folding to avoid those dreaded wrinkles :).

  4. gillian
    May 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I love that! I used to do the same in my spare bedroom but now it’s baby Layla’s and I’m sleeping in there…so, it’s on the couch, UGH!!! It’s so nice to hear i’m not the only one that can’t get the laundry to the closets 🙂

  5. Martha
    May 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Okay! I don’t do the laundry thing . . . honest. But I do hide lots of other accumulated junk in the closet of the spare bedroom upstairs.

  6. Melanie Turner
    May 8, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Cookie, that could have been me writing that post. William is probably glad to know someone else shares our issue! Thanks for letting us in on your secret!!

  7. Merritt Pace
    May 16, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Hey, Cookie! I saw your blog on the Florence Flossip. I am originally from Florence. I graduated from WFHS in 1994. My parents live in Florence. In fact, I think that my Mom, Frances Parker, may have taught your daughter. She teaches kindergarten at Carver Elementary. Feel free to visit my blog:

    Have a super weekend!

  8. Flossip
    May 19, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I love, love, love this post! I made a new rule in January that I will fold all of the clothes while they are still hot in the dryer. The heat and pressure of the clothes keeps them pretty wrinkle free. So, while they may sit in the baskets all folded, at least they are easier to go through and not wrinkled… but I did buy about 10 laundry baskets. My real challenge is unloading and reloading the dishwasher. Blech.

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