I had a hunch I wouldn't be alone in venting about laundry, but I was also very happy to get some concrete suggestions and here's what I am doing with them. I am working on re-organizing the kids' clothing storage so they can start putting away their own clothes on a more regular basis. I am also going to try doing one load per day and that includes putting it all away. I am hoping if I can get myself into a daily pattern that one load per day will eliminate the towering piles of clean and dirty clothes and the resentment that comes with those whopper days full of laundry. I am also going to sort through clothes and get rid of anything that has been outgrown and/or is out of season. And if anyone local wants to swap laundry for gardening or toilet cleaning, please let me know! So there. I am writing it down and making it public. Kind of like my New Year's resolution to make my bed each day (which, I am happy to report, has been happening).
So in addition to airing my laundry woes, I have recently been interviewed by Italy Magazine (my first interview!) for their new series called "Blog of the Week". Read the interview to hear my thoughts on Sicilian toilet seats and other tidbits.
Thanks for hanging in there with this odd little blog of mine...toilets, laundry, dumpster diving...you are all so good to keep reading. I promise to share some more Sicilian experiences soon.