Jan 4, 2011

Laundry Loads

Gone rampant two weeks ago, I had decided to unload our closets to sort things out. Not quite sure what got into me that moment as I dumped mountains after mountains of clothes in our bed room floor from children's closets and mine.

Trust me, immediately I knew it was a HUGE mistake and it was going to take me weeks and months to put things back. All I should have done was (as I have always done in the past) walk into each closet and remove only the outdated/out sized  stuff. It would have been a mole compared to this mountain!

I wished there was a Control Z button which would undo the mess I had just created. Alas there is none... So I sat down to attack the pile piece by piece. It had taken me two full weeks of folding and putting away and still only about half the mountain was gone. To make matters worse the "just washed" started piling on top.

None of my pleas or offers of incentives or temper tantrums helped as every one wanted to leisurely enjoy the holidays. I just sat there for minutes at a stretch simply staring at the mountain, as if I can just make it vanish with my gaze. When I almost gave up on it Sharon showed some light. She sat down with me almost a whole day and helped me through sorting out the pile. Wow, she was so easy with her little hands and hurried feet that in no time the mountain became a mole - down to the pairing of socks!

Just when I sighed a huge relief, the holidays are all over, back in school we are fast accumulating dirty piles of laundry and the cycle begins allover again...

9 comments:

Bikramjit said...

hmmm welcome to my world i would say .. got my cupboards to sort out .. throw away old clothese or the ones which dont fit me anymore .. all this eating of food during holidays has not helped at all...

Bikram's

....Petty Witter said...

But didn't you feel better after a job well done? I know I always do.

A said...

I keep cleaning up. Well my wife makes me do it every month. So no mountain ever. One thing my wife is very good is pushing herself and me to keep the house/clothes clean and uncluttered.

Y L said...

why so many cloths?

For every new dress purchased, give away one old

dress.

Less luggage more comfort.

NRIGirl said...

Bikramjit! Thank you for relating with me.
....Petty! You are right, it is a huge satisfaction when finally everything is over.

Good job @A!

@Amma I do sort out things every season and throw away a lot of them. I'd just sorted them out all in the summer. What happened is suddenly the children have grown up. So had to remove lot of old stuff and buy a few new stuff.

Now their closets are pretty much empty... Sure, they won't complain as everyday they only wear uniforms and for Sundays they have enough mixing and matching they can do...

~ NRIGirl

A said...

@NRIGirl,

I read reply to your mom. Procrastination is better excuse :))) HAHAHA

Sorry I could not stop joking on this one :)

Stranger said...

Send some to me Queen..Wish i could help you. I take all out once a while but one closet at a time..not all together. Glad you finished it...

NRIGirl said...

Wow! Thank you Stranger! You have no idea how much those words helped! You are one person who can boost my spirits from miles and oceans away...

See, the next time just this thought will help me thru' with such ease...

Thank you and stay blessed!

raji said...

Hm...similar to what i do at times.This happens when you get into the "cleaning rage";after a long stretched prevailing irritation .But u get a strange sense of relief and satisfaction later right?

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