Monday, August 13, 2007
Dish Towel Wisdom
A few years ago Martha did a segment on vintage embroidered dish towels. She especially was fond of the days of the week kind that showed the various duties of a good homemaker. Monday was wash day. Of course Martha shared memories of Nutley, NJ and her own mother looking forward to Mondays. The house was quiet with kids off at school and she was able to do the wash in peace.
Now I have ALWAYS struggled with laundry. It always seems to be everywhere except put away. I used to dread Sundays because that I would be spent doing laundry as opposed to fun stuff with the family. It was drudgery and I hated it.
So one night I can't sleep, I'm surfing the net and I find a picture of a bed that has pillows made from vintage "chore" towels. Very cute. So I start to search for towels on ebay. Every set proclaimed Monday as washday. This reminded me of the Martha segment and I thought I would give it a shot. Well, what can I say, I'm convinced. It is so much easier to to the laundry on Mondays. The house seems more quiet and it is during the "work week", so it feels more productive than something eating up my free time. I can usually get everything done in 3-4 loads and I save bedding for Thursdays (much less overwhelming)
All in all I'm pretty happy with myself. Who knows what other days of the week chores I may adopt. It is interesting how different the chose can be. But the one day that seems to be pretty sacred it's Monday's Washday. (Of course, this is usually followed by Tuesday - Ironing, yeah right, as if) :0