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A Laundry Tip & Margaritaville

November 10th, 2006 at 03:09 pm

A Laundry Tip & Margaritaville

First off let me just apologize to Jimmy Buffett as I'm not into stealing your hits man!

I'm having to adjust myself to the new schedules of folks around here. Moving the laundry to the dryer (formerly CashHappy's chore upon arising) this morning I found a quarter.

FrugalSon used to fold & put away in between job 1 and 2 at lunchtime and I'm trying to eliminate him coming all the way home in the middle of the day and we're packing him a lunch so when I pick him up at job 1 I can just drop him at job 2 w/o going back out! This taxi business is aging me! The Hubster does his own laundry (his choice) on the weekends. Now I've got the guys starting their wash at night before bed, and I'll move it to dryer in the mornings.

FYI: According to an article in SouthportToday, "Americans spend between seven and nine hours each week cleaning their clothes, according to a survey by Procter & Gamble. Thatís a whopping quarter-ton of dirty laundry per person every year."

Uhhhh, I think folks are going to need to leave a bit more than a quarter in their pockets if that be the case. With four of us here currently that means we'll be doing a ton of laundry a year, literally! Egads - remember the days of seven at home!

Even so with just currently four the laundry lady may have to up the anty a bit then!

Taking it to the challenge:

6.21 balance
+.25 laundry tip
6.46 Nov MTD

Cummulative Total $77.00

I saw a sign once - a smiling apron wearing lady of the 50's thereupon said "I finished your laundry - the ashes are in the fireplace!" heeeheeeee Cute! Guess I'll just waste away here doing the laundry!

I have that same exact washing machine in my garden with one of those neon green Margarita (ornamental sweet potato) vines growing in it! This plant really pops w/it's bright color and looks good trailing over the sides. The bottom of wash tub is painted black to match the shutter trim on the garden barn. Found it in the dump area that the renters/former owners had back behind the house by the creek. We literally had to dig it out of the creekbank.


5 Responses to “A Laundry Tip & Margaritaville”

  1. PRICEPLUS Says:

    It seems that I am always doing laundry! Arrgghhhh!!! I hate it! By the way that is a really nice picture you posted!Smile

  2. janh Says:

    I'm wondering if back when seven were home, the laundry load was about the same as today cos fewer clothes per person? But having to do it by hand! I can still remember the wringer sitting on my grandmother's porch!

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    JanH - I'm referring to when my other 3 were at home so no, it wasn't a lighter load, plus one's a girl soooooo, you can just about make the count as doing for 8 then, right? 2 tons!!

  4. Bookie Says:

    People (in my youth) got more wearings between washings. Clothes were changed to avoid unnecessary wear or soiling of one's "good clothing." Similarly, linens (bed and bath) had a longer service life between trips to the laundry. Plus, dry cleaning was more frequent before the era of wash-n-wear.
    No miracle fabrics to tempt one into doing for yourself.


  5. flinnie Says:

    Love the picture of the plant.Only me at my house but,still have a lot to

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