Thursday, March 5, 2009

Laundry Helper

Okay, I had a few minutes to do a post. Now, I don't profess to be an expert on laundry, but I don't do too terrible. I sort things based on fabric and color, mostly. In fact, after I'm done sorting the laundry, it usually looks something like this.
See the darks and the whites and the heavy colors and the cotton colors. Pretty standard, or so I thought.
I have been busy editing my book this week and the house has kind of gone by the way side. (Of course, Shane was out of town a couple days and that didn't help.) So today, Shane decided to help me out by getting the laundry downstairs, sorted, and started. This is what I came home to. (Keep in mind, these are the same clothes as above, just sorted differently.)
Now, I'm not complaining because I'm ever so grateful that he wanted and tried to help me out. But look closely. Do you see any kind of a pattern here? I actually had to call him to figure out the logic behind his sorting. He told me he didn't really know!!! But he put all of the socks with the jeans, and then made a pile of lighter colors and darker colors. He also said there was a pile of knits too (which, incidentally, I found under the large pile on the right.) And from my guesses, the lighter colors are on the left and the darker colors are on the right. Now, perhaps this is the normal way of sorting laundry. I don't know. But it made me laugh! (And I had to redo it.) So I think I'll stick with what works for me. And thank you so much, Shane, for helping me out. I really do appreciate the gesture!!!

6 comments:

Missy said...

That is awesome Shane tried to help out. I always have a really hard time not getting annoyed when Jeremiah "trys" to help out and doesn't do it the "right way". I am trying really hard just be thankful he helped

Dean Lorimer said...

I like the difference between men's and women's sorting methods.

Amy said...

I always just sort by color, except I do a separate load of jeans, until summer when we don't wear as many jeans. So I have whites to bleach, whites to not bleach, lights, darks, jeans. Then towels and sheets on a different day. That's my sorting method... in case you care. And Nate has learned that I'm a little OCD in my housekeeping methods, so he sticks to the yard and cars and I stick to the house work! LOL But kudos to Shane for helping.

The Martinez Fam said...

That's hilarious!! Martin offers to help with the laundry quite often, and most of the time he does a pretty good job, but there are always a couple of items that I wonder how in the world he thought they went in the load he put them in. We've had a few miscolored things come out of the wash. I've also discovered that although it is so sweet for him to offer, I'm happy to do the laundry to ensure all of our whites come out still white and so on.:)

Dad said...

Shane likely learned to do laundry on his mission. I did 2 loads a week. White & Darks. There were precious few darks!! Besides what's the worst that can happen, a new wardrobe?!

Linds said...

I am like this with so many things, I love the help but so often I just have to have it my way. :)