Ma began the work that belonged to the day. Each day had its own proper work. Ma used to say:
"Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday.”
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder , Chapter two
I found this verse last week whilst hunting for more pancake man information and I have been thinking about it as I go about my housewifely activity. As soon as anyone knows I have my very own little six pack at home, there very quickly follows a comment on how much washing I must do.
Every day as I feed my washing machine I am so thankful I live in a time when I do not have to devote a whole day to the Laundry. The thought of washing it all by hand, after heating up all the water, having made the soap and then having to dry it all make my four or so loads of daily washing much easier to deal with.
Today was the first day I braved hanging the sheets on the line this year, I am waiting for the inevitable rain but it looks cheerful dancing in the breeze.
We have been trying hard not to use the tumble dryer as our little electricity usage OWL box shows a scary amount of electricity used when it is on. We are very fortunate to have a big utility room; it was the old kitchen and is a perfect place for all the clothes to dry. I have done my best to surround myself with lovely things as I spend a huge amount of my day in there.
|Dries so much quicker this way|
Presiding over the laundry room is Pebble the cat who loves sleeping in the warm room.
Do you have any top laundry tips to share? I would love to hear them!