Most people I know look at me with distaste when I tell them I love doing laundry. I've tried to capture a few of the reasons why.
Running the dryer in our small apartment generates way too much heat.
Hanging laundry on a line not only saves us money, it's sentimental.
I remember watching my mom hang the laundry, and the many tents she made for us in the summer with flat sheets and clothes pins. Some of my favorite childhood memories!
I sometimes light some of my favorite incense to create an inviting atmosphere.
I don't have to worry about a flame and it doesn't create any extra heat.
My bathroom is one of the prettiest rooms in the house. I love the orchid my neighbor gave me. I've never kept an orchid before. It's been a fascinating experience.
The joy is in the details.
Any chore becomes easier when you're surrounded by things you like.
The largest art in my bathroom is this framed photo of a dog on a beach. It totally reminds me of my black lab I had to put to sleep years ago. He never got to see the ocean, but I like to think he's happier now. **I choose to ignore all the theologians and philosophers who declare that animals won't be in heaven.** =)
There is one part of laundry I hate. Stains. The best way I've found to deal with stains is a good sense of humor and some elbow grease.
"Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a t-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash." - Jerry Seinfeld