Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Laundry basket

I don't know about any of you, but a full laundry basket of dirty clothes is somewhat of an obsession for me. I hate to have a basket filled with dirty clothes. I've tried to hold back washing until I at least have a full load but then I think why do washers have a small load setting if not to use for smaller loads. Right??? I don't have a laundry room per say, my washer and dryer is located behind folding doors near a back entrance hallway. Then of course there is the folding, once the clothes are washed and dried. So I generally carry the clean clothes to the kitchen table or throw them on the bed to fold and put away, neither of which irritates me as much as having a basket full of dirty clothes. And for the life of me I can't figure out how just two people can have so many dirty clothes every single day, we are either, super clean, or change clothes several times a day or just to lazy to hang already clean things back in a closet. What ever it is my laundry basket of dirty clothes seems to be constantly full.

I have the same obsession about unmade beds or a sink full of dishes, these things must be taken care of ASAP!! I have never felt good about leaving the house unless these chores are finished, or at least concealed, just in case someone should come over, which they rarely do anymore without first calling, because no one stays home any more.  And of course if someone should come over there is usually enough time to stash the clutter or hide the dishes in the dish washer and close bedroom doors.

I'm not complaining by any means, but just making an observation and wondering if any others have these same little quirks. Its a blessing to have a washer and a dryer. I remember days long ago lugging baskets to the laundry mat, feeding machines my last coins and then impatiently waiting for it all to be done. One good thing about that was all the dirty clothes were done and the basket was empty, at least for one day.

I know your probably thinking this lady is nuts fussing about dirty laundry especially now at Christmas when there is so many other things to be concerned with. But dirty laundry is kinda like us humans we need daily cleansing and Jesus came to do that for us. HE came in a dirty environment and was wrapped in probably dirty swaddling cloth. But because of His perfect love for us He has made us clean through the sacrifice of His own life. Its a daily process that Jesus works in our lives to set us on a clean path each day. So maybe if dirty laundry, unmade beds, and dirty dishes makes us more aware of Jesus in our lives its not really all that bad.

Enjoy doing your laundry!!!

1 comment:

Mari said...

I am the same way! I hate dishes in the sink and a messy bed. But, the laundry is the worst. And it never fails - as soon as I get it all done, Bob throws something down the laundry chute! He doesn't understand why this bugs me and makes comments like - "I'll just wear dirty clothes then..."