Sunday, February 12, 2012

Daily Clothes Washing Blahs!

I do laundry every day.  I like to keep up with it so it doesn't pile up.  With five in our household there are always towels and washcloths to wash daily.  Add the clothes with that and it's a lot to wash!  I'm not complaining though.  Just think of years ago when they didn't have washing machines.  They had to scrub by hand on a washboard.  Most people probably have never seen one.  I have a miniature washboard hanging in my laundry room for a decoration.   Can you imagine how raw your hands would be from scrubbing dirty clothes!  Then you had to go outside to hang up the clothes.  In the winter the clothes would be stiff when you took them off the clothesline.  Then they had to iron everything also because there weren't permanent press clothes back then.  I'm sure they didn't have as many clothes as people do today, but it was still a lot more work for sure!  Thank goodness for washers, permanent press clothes, and dryers!

7 comments:

  1. Hi - I'm here from Exposure 99% Weekday Blog Hop and looking forward to taking part regularly. I keep hoping one day I will come home and all of the washing will have been finished, dried and ironed and hung up or put away. Hope you have a good week.

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  2. How i wish my laundry's can be done in any magical way. Thanks for linking up in Exposure 99% weekday hop, following back and i look forward being part of your blog.

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  3. I have seen those! When I was in middle school we visited a village where they did everything by hand in an old fashioned way. We spun wool and wove it, popped corn over the fire etc. It was fun ... to visit!

    New to following you from MBC!
    Danielle
    http://daniellepender.com/

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  4. I hate doing laundry. If i had to do it the way they did back then i would hate it more lol. new follower from make my morning blog hop would love a follow back. http://blessedchick-trythis.blogspot.com

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  5. I hate doing laundry as well but normally do it every other day. We have a 6 month old son so we go through 3 bibs (at least a day) plus I don't know how many burp clothes...not to mention the clothes he manages to spit up on! If I would have lived back in the olden days I would have despised it!! I am a new follower from the Make My Morning Blog Hop!! Come check my blog out if you have time!!

    http://www.therundhaugfamily.com

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  6. sometimes I think about that....how did they keep up with all the wash?! I have to total convince of just stuffing the clothes in a machine to do the wash and then transferring them to a dryer to dry...when I think about that II know I should be thankful and not complaining!!
    I am your newest linky follower..pls follow back if you can.
    and the wash never goes away!!!!

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  7. Me too. I got started doing that with the Fly Lady. I wash it all dry it and dump it on our bed, I even fold some...but hubby comes home and puts his and the kids away. I like this system since neither of us get overwhlemed with giant piles of clothes....by the way...back then they probably had only a weeks worth outfits they wore regularly. So they didnt have the madness of excess that we do now...

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