Monday, August 10, 2009

Laundry Is My Life

It's a fact: Laundry is my life.

I do laundry all day, every day. It consumes me, day and night. Who would have thought that little kids could create so many piles of dirty laundry?
My typical laundry routine involves tossing a load into the washer each time I walk past the laundry room. I run the washer constantly some days. I fold clothes as I pull them out of the dryer so that I don't have heaping baskets of wrinkled clothes. Diapers get washed every other day, on average. So there you have it-that's how I do things around here.

Now I need some help...
I have questions for all of my fellow moms with mountains of laundry:

1) A question that has plagued me for 2 months now: How do you get crayon out of clothing? If a handful of crayons somehow made it into your dryer and managed to color an entire (heaping) load of clothes, what would you do? For the record, I have tried WD-40, Goo Gone, Dawn, Oxi-clean, Shout, Bac-Out, and just about anything else I found in the laundry room cabinet. Ideas?

2) If you could have a brand new washer and dryer, what would you choose and why? Top loader or front loader? I have to get a new washer and dryer when I get to Virginia since our set stayed in the house in Georgia. I have had my eye on the Whirlpool Cabrio for a long, long time. Washing 3 loads of laundry at once? That's what I'm talking about! I have always resisted the front loaders since I've heard they aren't as good for washing cloth diapers (less water to soak/rinse) and I have always loved my top loaders. What do you all think? Does anyone have a washer that they absolutely love?

3) Do you have any other fantastic tips for me? Secrets to laundry success? Words of wisdom for wonderful washing? Please tell me!

Are you wondering why there are all of these random pictures with this post? It's because I came across these old pictures from my cell phone and they made me laugh. My kids can always make me laugh! (Except when they put crayons in my dryer.)
Please, please tell me your laundry secrets. You can leave a comment or post in the forum. Speaking of comments, I'm thinking about switching to a new comment system so that it's easier for me to reply to comments. As it is now, I save a lot of comments that I want to respond to, but then my email inbox gets swamped and I never get caught up. Does anyone like the Disqus comment system? Thoughts?

Now I must go do another load of laundry...
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