Monday, November 12, 2012

Airing My (thoughts on) Dirty Laundry...

Let's face it, if you ever came to my house, you would soon realize that I would never win the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.  But of all the household chores that must be done, I hate doing the laundry the most.  Let's face it.  There is no satisfaction there, because it will never be completely done.  As you sit there folding the stuff, the underwear you are wearing is just the beginning of another load.  It goes on and on and on...  And in my case, I also have to go down into the deepest, darkest reaches of our basement to get to the machines.  Hauling the stuff around and up and down stairs has been a true challenge for me.

Having said all of that though, I have to admit that I find something rather cheerful about seeing laundry hanging on a line.  And we saw a lot of that while in Italy.  People there seem to wash their clothes and then let nature take over.  What a good, green idea!  Of course, the year round climate is more conducive to laundry hanging there than it is here in Massachusetts USA.  But I think that if I ever am able to move my laundry facility to the first floor, I may just start hanging the stuff out.  And I might even take pictures of it.






15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i would not want to hang my laundry in the city. but as a child in wis, one of my favorite chores was helping mom do wash every saturday and hang all the clothes on the line - even in freezing weather. :)

kat from ky. said...

The problem with doing that here is I live across from the stockyards, railroad tracks, and a gravel pit. We call it the Lexington Triangle! Also, you then must iron!! I'll stick eith the scents of Downy&Bounce!! But having said all that, I do enjoy the colorful photos of others' laundry!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful series! Best wishes!

Sandra said...

I love the photos of the laundry and the buildings it is hanging on. but if they did that here the police would be knocking on the door. of course there, they have no back yard to hang them in.
my most hated of all housework is dusting the furniture. that is if you don't count cooking as housework. that is my most hated of all things. great post.

Nicki said...

I lived out (somewhat) in the country when growing up and for awhile our clothes would be hung out on a line to dry. But then we got all fancy and soon everything had to be dried in the dryer. I find it romantic to come across a line of clothes - but oddly less so when it includes granny panties, wore out boxers, and bras that could sling missiles. sheets and shirts and shorts - those are okay.

anyhoo, these are cool captures (and I vote with you about the never ending cycle of laundry - oy vae!)

Brian King said...

I don't see that much anymore, except in the rural areas. When I was a kid, we had a clothesline in the backyard and used it often, especially for bedding.

Juliana said...

colorful airing)))

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Pamela Gordon said...

They sure have colourful laundry! Great photos. Our washer and dryer are in the main (and only bathroom) on the main floor. It was very convenient when the kids were here and is now that I'm getting older. lol I do hang it on the line in the summer but it's such a short season to be 'green' and if it's raining, forget it.

Robert Geiss said...

In my opinion, there's something deeply honest in clothes hanging outside to dry.

Great pictures.

Please have a good Tuesday.

Debbie said...

i love the scent of clothes dryed outdoors!!

i HATE to empty the dishwasher, i always pretend that i forgot. i think the hubs is on to me ;)))

Chatty Crone said...

I would LOVE to go to Italy and see the laundry hanging out the windows in that beautiful sunshine and in those small streets. Looks like Heaven.
sandie

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the lines that span between the two buildings -- so European!

My least favorite chore is dusting with sweeping floors a close second.

Rose said...

I hung three loads on the line today...had to finish drying the towels in the dryer. AND, my washer and dryer are in our basement, too...that is the only negative thing about laundry to me. I at least don't have to do it ever day....like dishes. haha

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Who needs a dryer when there are balconies like those in your photos, Barbara. Now if we only had some balconies . . .

MEcoy said...

in those photos it sure seems a perfect day for loundries