Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We've Achieved the Impossible.

Thanks to Joey, yesterday was laundry day. If it were up to me, laundry day would be next week. Or next month. Maybe. Staying on top of the ever growing pile of dirty clothes is not my wifey super power. I am still getting used to the fact that my laundry is now OUR laundry. Therefore, I can no longer wait a month and a half to wash my clothes, because, frankly, the laundry bin won't hold 45 days of clothing for two people. Not to mention the questionable hygienic practices that this would suggest. So, of all the reasons I'm thankful for Joey, the fact that he doesn't mind regularly taking care of a few wash and dry cycles has gotta rank in the top five.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE sorting laundry. I'm very detailed in my work... I don't limit myself to darks, lights, and colors. My categories are a little more like:
  • whites (AKA socks and undershirts. The boring load.)
  • blues and greens
  • navys and blacks
  • greys and browns
  • yellows and oranges
  • pinks, reds, and purples
The problem is, after all that sorting, I get a little bit... tired. Which means the laundry then sits in those beautifully separated piles for a few days weeks. Don't even get me started on the piles of clothes that develop AFTER the laundry finally comes out of the dryer. Folding is my least favorite.

Which is why I'm thrilled about what went down yesterday. At the end of laundry day, when it was time to tackle the dreaded chore of folding, Joey and I discovered something amazing. Incredible. Mind-boggling. Wait for it...

Did you know you can fold a fitted sheet?!

Seriously. You can learn how here. I had no idea this was possible. Martha was holding out on me. That is, until yesterday. And now I'm amazed. Like, I might make this my new party trick or something.

This is probably old news to all you laundry pros out there (Turns out this stuff is all over YouTube. Who knew??) I, however, am not up to date on the latest laundry-folding trends, so please let me have my moment.

Imagine the future... Soon, my linen closet random shelf where I stash the sheets will no longer contain a clump of wrinkled mess, but instead will be a perfect picture of neatness and organization!

This knowledge will surely revolutionize the way I do laundry. That is, if I ever actually get around to doing our laundry. I'll work on that... Promise.


  1. I guess I need to watch those tutorials! I always try to fold fitted sheets and then I give up and just wad them up and stuff them in the closet. Ha!

  2. I'm with you...I'm always ready to put laundry day off until next week, next month, next year :) I had to suck it up and do laundry yesterday, too, mostly because we were running out of the essentials (aka, undies). But around here, we're lucky if I fold anything, much less fitted sheets :P

  3. Congrats on starting your blogging journey!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Yours is so cute! I hate doing laundry - it's my least favorite chore. This post makes it seem so fun though! I'll definitely be following your blog :)

  4. You sound so much like my boyfriend! He separates his laundry into so many different little piles. I, however, am a little lazy, and throw it allllllll in together. I know, I know... laundry-felony. Guilty.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! :) :)

  5. I am the same way! picking up, sorting, washing, drying {cuz it's so hard to put the clothes in the machine!} are all fine :) Folding pretty much sucks ha!

    And yes, I am one of the lucky few who had the prior knowledge of how to fold a fitted sheet ;-) Glad you know now!