Photo Story Friday - The Cleaner


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I have quite a laundry list for The Cleaner. Literally.

Hots, colds, gentles, darks, whites. It's got the toughest job in the house- err- outside the house... You see, The Cleaner sits in a little nook on the back porch of this 130+ year old house.

That's right, my washer and dryer are outside. Kind of a cute novelty, no? No.

You would think that maybe since it's outside and I can breathe in the fresh ocean air each time I go out to do a load of laundry I would so enjoy the experience.

Nope.

I hate doing laundry. Hate. It. Period.

So it piles up quickly, then I ignore it for a few months days weeks and finally I spend days like the 4th of July doing the laundry. It's a tough life but someone's got to be the procrastinator.

Beside the obvious advantage of fresh air are the hidden benefits that suite this procrastinator. Such as:
  1. When it rains I have an excuse not to do laundry.
  2. When it's 90 degrees outside I have an excuse not to do laundry.
  3. When it's freezing outside (ok - below 60 degrees) I have an excuse not to do laundry.
  4. When the raccoons and the not-so-friendly neighborhood skunk are on the prowl after dark, I have an excuse not to do laundry.
  5. OR if the flys keep buzzing into the house and freaking out the ratherlarge coward non as Duke-the-Dog, well, I have an excuse not to do laundry.
Lucky for me we live in earthquake country so I keep enough clean underwear on hand for the family to last us a good 2 weeks! Clean underwear and bottled water that's all I need...

Excuse me, I have to go fold some laundry now. From last Friday...

17 comments:

HipMomma said...

I would call it, hmmm... "charming". I don't need an excuse not to do laundry. I just don't do it.

Cecily R said...

It looks so quirky and quaint. I guess all the Q words I throw at it and it's still laundry.

I don't have all those great excuses. I just plain old ROT at keeping up with laundry.

Thanks for PSFing with us this week!!

Mamarazzi said...

awesome PSF! laundry...huge giant overwhelming task...but i guess you have just given me less reason to whine and moan about it...thanks for that, at least my washer and dryer are inside...where is is always, dry, warm/cool and critter free!

cute blog...love the title, love the description. FUN! i will be back!

oh and thanks for stopping by my blog. i am lovin' this PSF stuff...new bloggy friends YAY!!

SuperCoolMom said...

Laundry is the bane of my existence, and with 6 kids we have a LOT of it too. I feel your pain!

Cerulean Bill said...

And any guy will tell you, underwear doesn't have to be changed every day....

Brittany said...

I hate laundry, too! But I think I'd hate it even more if I had to go outside!! You deserve a maid, to go out and do it for you... there ya go. Talk Mr. GID into doing that for you!!!! ;)

carrie & troy keiser said...

I too hate laundry, but at least mine is in the house! I can however empathize ... while living in Helena, MT for 6 months-Sept through Feb- our dryer was outside the back door...... somewhere I have a picture and it snowed a TON ..... hummm that might be a good photo story for next week..... thanks for the inspiration! :)

Kathryn said...

If my washer was outside I would definitely do laundry less often.
Great PSF!

Christina said...

LOL! It does look so cozy and quaint...but I imagine I'd tire of it pretty quickly. Laundry is laundry, no matter where you do it. Which reminds me...I have a load (or 5) to put in...

Killlashandra said...

Wow, that reminds me of apartment living when the washer/dryer were always 3 flights of stairs away, out the building around the corner and into another room. That sucked too. So I can completely agree it's hard to get motivated when they're so far away.

I'd think about plumbing somewhere indoors for them. ;)

MamaGeek said...

Oh that totally is quaint. It reminds me of my apartment days as well! And I am ALWAYS behind on laundry, so I totally feel ya.

Wanna share a maid? :)

Tranny Head said...

Heh - one of my friends lived in an old house and had the outdoor laundry setup. But - it beats the hell out of my NO laundry machines . . . I have to go down the hall and use the communal ones. At least because they're communal I can put my 500 loads I've been procrastinating about in at one time.

Happy folding!

Cara said...

I totally hate to do laundry and its in my nice cozy basement. I use to do 4 loads at once at school and get it all done within 2 hours. A husband and 2 kids later it seems to never end!

Nap Warden said...

Totally know where you are coming from on this!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hilarious. Even funnier to the woman sitting at her computer instead of folding the day's laundry. Great Photostory!

Jaimee said...

Oh my. I can totally relate to the your laundry issues...particularly having laundry from like 5 days ago to fold!....Although,mine isn't outside, so at least you do have some good excuses!

Mama Zen said...

This is hilarious!

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