It wasn’t long ago I wrote about my early childhood memories of Laundry Day. Nor does it seem that much time has passed since I spent endless quality time with a top load two-speed wash machine and a quantity of diapers and kids clothes.
Mind you, I didn’t complain about the bottomless diaper pail and kids hamper. Stories from my mom about wash boards and heating water on a wood stove (or even over a camp fire) convinced me I was blessed with what I had.
Our house was built in the seventies – when architects and contractors decided that you could squeeze a hot water heater, a wash machine and a dryer into a closet and call it a utility room. For years we listened to the daily wash cycle while we conversed around the table or watched Television.
We eventually turned the closet into my computer desk and cupboards and moved the laundry into the garage. Then, two years ago we bought the front load washer and dryer, each sitting atop a storage drawer.
I had a few complaints about the washer. Then, I got help from an unlikely source! Our moved to Colorado friends, Mike & Kim, just happened to hear someone complaining about tub odor on a call in television show. The caller was advised to towel dry the seal of the wash machine door after each use. Apparently that water just puddled in the space and putrefied. I have a towel set aside for just that purpose, and it has made an amazing difference.
Janice @ Pritz Family chose the laundry theme for this weeks Fun Monday. So spin yourself on over there and come clean!
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