Laundry in the Small Town
Posted on 08:52, September 7th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy
At 46, I have discovered the secret to doing laundry. It took many years but I now have the laundry under control. Do you want me to share my secret? The secret is… have someone else do it. That’s right, laundry is really easy if you don’t have to do it.
I realize this may not be the solution for everyone but it is working perfectly for me. I bet you are wondering who is doing my laundry (and if they will do yours). It’s my 13 year old.
We pay Libby $1 a week to do the laundry and she is doing a great job. For the first time, we aren’t falling behind. The laundry no longer creeps down the hall at night to strangle me in my sleep. I always have clean underwear.
As a control freak, I had trouble giving up the laundry. I like to control everything and I was worried about losing that control. But I have discovered I don’t need to control the laundry. It was easier to give up than I expected. I like having clean laundry whenever I need it.
I have been doing laundry since I was 13. That’s 33 years of laundry. I deserve a break. Now I’m getting it.
If you had this opportunity, would you let someone else do your laundry?