12.10.11

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Just in case you're wondering where I am - probably suffocating under a pile of washing somewhere.

Top: Paddy's idea of hanging out the washing*
Bottom: My idea of sorting it and putting it away


* In his defense, he did do this at 5am, before going to work. He remembered I had put a load on the day before and thought he'd try and prevent the rather unpleasant 'left-in-the-tub-too-long' odour. The drying racks were packed away, so he improvised with the washing basket and lalie's activity chair. Nice.

Bless his 'slightly-damp-smelling-weren't-hung-out-in-time' cotton socks.

24 comments :

  1. Oh, this is totally my house at the moment! Plus piles of the preschooler's old baby clothes waiting to be washed and sorted for the new bub :)

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  2. Oh this is awesome Claire. Precisely how my place looks right now... and it really bugs me at that! I have washing draped over anything and everything. The dining chairs and stair case are good ones ;o)
    And the left in the tub too long odour is foul, I kick myself when I do an overnighter and forget to take it out first thing!
    Good luck with digging your way out of all the folding... I'll be doing the same ;o) xo

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  3. I mentioned to dave that i had heaps of washing to catch up on. He replied with 'what? we did stacks of washing last weekend!'. bless him.

    thanks for the post, i'll stop twitching now!

    xxx

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  4. My bedroom looks like the bottom photo. I promise myself every day to keep on top of it. Never ever happens. x

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  5. Hurray for team work! I've never washed so much by hand as I do now with a newborn since our rubbish electricity system fails every time we try to put on the dryer and the little Miss can run through three outfits a day.

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  6. Bloody clothes washing. It will kill us all in the end. I especially loathe the sorting and folding and particularly the putting away bit... x

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  7. Too funny Claire! Our place is the same. Comfort in numbers right? Happy sorting! xx

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  8. very innovative drying techniques! it is a daily grind isn't it, my husband has a peculiar aversion to fpdrying racks, I have to hide them from view!

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  9. em's comment was so funny.

    a load a day muma...it's the secret.

    ps. thank you for all your kinds words.

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  10. Ha. That's my house i thought you'd snuck in on!

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  11. Love this post - this could be my house!
    I hate all those bits Maxabella hates but also the going through the pockets, the liberating everything else that has made it into the basket and the hanging out.
    Does that cover it??!!

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  12. It never ever ends does it, just when you've got washing folded there's more to do. Oh well there's always another day to get it done:) xx

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  13. Honey, my eldest is in high school & i still dry their clothes like that when it's cold or wet outside, around the basket, airers & anything that will air them dry. It's never ending & why i often embrace nudity in school holidays or stay-in-your-bikini-all-day in Summer. Love Posie

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  14. Oh this makes me feel better, I always seem to leave just a few wet things in the bottom of the basket, not sure why I think I get distracted...

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  15. wow. who knew black and white could make a pile of washing look a bit prettier. if only it did look that muted in real life!
    right there with you. and then some,
    x ashley

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  16. story of my life! but as long as it's clean washing hanging everywhere all over the house, i think we're still doing ok :)

    ps: i'm hosting a little giveaway at the moment. you should pop over and check it out.

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  17. Oh my god, you broke into my house & took photos.

    I'm so embarrassed :)

    xx

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  18. Ooh that's were i am too, we should meet for a coffee or something! x

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  19. Our furniture is often seen sporting drying laundry too...with seven of us one wet day sets me back a week.

    x

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  20. I swear one day Mark will return home from work and find me buried under a mountain of washing. It never ends with a baby in the house!

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  21. This so reminds me of my house.
    I currently have 5 piles (one for each of us)on my bed.
    The washing is clean, dry and sorted but I can not be bothered to put it away.
    So every day for the last days I have put it on my bed, then when I need to go to bed I put it on the floor, to then wake up and get it up off the floor and put it back on my bed, and then onto the floor at night on and on it goes.
    Putting it away just sucks and I can not be bothered at all.
    So I totally understand and love this post x

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  22. Looking at it from a different angle: At least your drying rack got put away which means that the washing was done at a certain time! Mine stays out all the time... always something to wash or dry with 3 kiddos... :)
    Tania

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  23. Shane is a bloody nazi for that left in the machine too long smell! He mostly doesn't trust me with his washing (hello, does he realise I'm practically a professional launderess in my job?), and is always sniffing his clothes that I wash and asking me how long they were in there for and also, they have to be completely, perfectly dry when the come off the line! Drives me mental. Kellie xx

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  24. Who knew that a pile of laundry would look so much better in black and white? If I could flick that switch on my vision, my house might look a whole lot more interesting and not just messy.

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