This week, I’ve decided that laundry is a result of the Fall of Man. Remember the good old days before Eve took the fruit? No clothes meant NO LAUNDRY to be done! I’ve also started to identify just a little bit with the billions of women who got through life just fine before the invention of the washing machine.
Now it probably sounds like I’m about to give up on the Wonderwash. Quite the opposite! I’m getting my system down and am still keeping up with the laundry before it gets unmanageable.
Lessons this week:
1. Cranking laundry can be empowering! The rinse cycle has this irresistible swishing noise too. I guess the novelty hasn’t worn off yet…there was a time in my life when I thought mowing an acre of land for 3 hours on a non-riding lawn mower was also “empowering.”
2. Eco-friendly detergent is the way to go. When you have to handle your own laundry, you realize the harshness of regular detergent. I need such a teeny tiny amount, so the extra expense is truly negligible compared to my pre-Wonderwash days.
3. My kids don’t need as many clothes! They only wear a fraction of the clothes they own now, because we no longer have to stretch the wardrobe to make it to laundromat day. This means that when Cool Baby outgrows his 4T clothes, we won’t need to buy such a huge stash of 5T clothes. In addition, the Wonderwash and hang-drying seem much gentler on the fabrics so they’ll probably hold up better. More money-saving aspects of the Wonderwash!