Updated: Oct 13, 2018
Every time I work on packing for a trip, even if it's just for one night, I realize how much I despise laundry. I get that the machines do most of the work. I mean, it's not like I am using a washboard and hauling my dirty clothes down to a creek, but the amount of laundry that we have as a family of four seems ridiculous.
Since I had pneumonia two weeks ago, laundry has piled high. It is a never-ending chore. You simply can't go around without wearing clothes, and I sure as heck can't send my children to school without clothes on, so each weekend we work on getting the laundry caught up for the week.
I hear there are people out there that can do one load of laundry every day, pick up their whole house, always have their dishwasher empty, and be on top of every appointment and other commitments, but I am doing well when my children take their backpacks from the back door to their rooms and hang them up. And getting their dirty laundry in the laundry basket? That takes the miracle of emptying out the clean clothes before putting the dirty ones in there.
Folding laundry and putting it away is a big PIA too! We spend a lot of time living out of clothes baskets, especially when it comes to socks. There is absolutely no way that I will match the socks in my house again. There are three other people who are smart enough to match socks, but won't. So out of sheer stubbornness I'm not matching the socks either.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a break from laundry, like you can take a break from dishes, by investing in disposable clothes. (I don't mean the paper gowns that you wear at the doctor's office either). If you could, I'm not sure that I would ever do laundry again.