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The Laundry Evolution May 15, 2012

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Photo taken shortly before this woman was whisked away by the men in white coats. There is no way ANYONE can be this chirpy around a washing machine.

In Dubai

Regardless of whether an item of clothing was dirty; if it had seen a body for anything more than 30 seconds, it was whisked off by the amazing Joy to be washed, dried, ironed and hung back in the wardrobe before you could say “Chinese laundry”.

In UK – Week 1

Anything worn for a full day, or anything showing any sign of dirt, is washed, line-dried and ironed by twinsmummy, determined to ‘manage’ her new household competently. Who needs Joy?

In UK – Weeks 2-3

Anything worn for 2 full days, or anything showing more than 2 obvious patches of dirt, is washed and tumble dried by twinsmummy, rapidly learning that ironing is vastly overrated.

In UK – Weeks 4-5

Clothes are worn until they walk themselves to the laundry bag, or they are so stained by mud / food / unidentifiable markings that it is no longer possible to determine the fabric’s original colour.

The washing machine controls are on speed-dial to “fast-coloureds, 40 degrees, quick wash” and twinsmummy is thinking of introducing a home uniform of sack cloths accessorised with bin bags for all household members under the age of 10.

 

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5 Responses to “The Laundry Evolution”

  1. oh how i miss tumble dryers. i’ve discovered that the key to forecasting the notoriously fickle Irish weather is surprisingly simple: i just have to hang a load out on the line. within an hour, it rains and/or hails!

  2. Sackcloth clothes. What a fantastic idea!!! ;D

  3. matshila Says:

    I’ve learned a new trick(before my dryer arrived): if the wind is blowing hard enough – as is always the case here – then there’s really no need for ironing!

  4. twinsmummy Says:

    We’re so resourceful us ex-expats aren’t we!! 😉 x


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