Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Housewife Math

If there are 18 pieces of laundry in every load, and every load takes an hour and a half to wash and dry, it is noon now and I have approximately 120 pieces of laundry; how long is it going to take me to finish this pile of laundry?

A)     Forever (Yep, that’s how it feels.)

B)      3 days (Because who has time to switch out laundry when the buzzer goes off, and let’s not forget the load we leave in overnight that has to be rewashed.)

C)      10.5 hours (Who are you, and how did you have time to calculate my laundry time? Do you also have time to come help me do a load? Thanks!)


  1. I have towels in my washing machine that I'm pretty sure have been there for a few days. I'm scared to open it.

  2. I love this. Makes me feel less alone with my laundry! :)

  3. I prefer to break the larger equations into smaller ones. One day to get one load of laundry 'done' (= washed and, maybe maybe, dried. super extra bonus points if you actually got it out of the dryer and folded and everything.) Go to bed feeling very accomplished for having done a load of laundry. Day 2: finish yesterday's laundry and pop a second in the washer. All right! We're totally going to get this done! Day 3. Oh heck, rest up from the previous 2, will you? Day 4: wait, how is there now the same amount of laundry there was on Day 1? Day 5: This clean clothes business is waaay overrated...

    I have some big time catching up to do on your blog! Love the photos. I wanted to let you know that i nominated you for a "Liebster Blog Award" (you can read my most recent post if you're at all interested). I know it's silly and you have NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER to keep it going. I just wanted to take the opportunity to throw a little blog love at some of my favorites :)

  4. ARGH!!! I just wrote a HUGE comment and it's gone! The very short version is: clean clothes are so overrated. More chocolate!

    And also i wanted to let you know that i nominated you for a "Liebster Blog Award." You can read about it on my blog if you're at all interested. It's silly and you are under NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER to keep it going - i just wanted to send a little blog love to some of my favorites :)

    Apparently i have quite a lot of catching up to do with you! Love the photos!