It's laundry day. In a way, I like to do laundry. Dirty clothes go in, clean clothes come out. Bingo! It's rewarding. I feel like I've accomplished something when everything is neatly folded or hung and put away.
I'm allergic to so many things, that I have to be careful what soap I use. Powders tend to stay in the clothes no matter how much you rinse and they make me itch. So I look to liquids. On the surface, they seem more expensive, but since they are concentrated, we get more for a smaller portion. I use a lot of stain removers, too. I like the spray ones, but just recently, there's a bleach pen that I used to get a stain out and it was wonderful.
In Mexico, we hung most of our clothes outside. It was wonderful. There's nothing like the scent of sun-dried sheets and pillowcases. And the towels! Just like old time Turkish towels . . .super absorbent and just a tiny bit scratchy. They feel like they are doing something. Of course, the sun and wind tend to damage the clothes sooner than the dryer and some things fade quickly. I guess the cost savings is a trade-off. I still like hanging out the linens.
A month ago, I bought fabric softener sheets. I really felt they were kind of stupid and unnecessary, but I thought I'd try them. I'm hooked. The clothes smell so good! And they are softer. I'm a very tactile person, so it's like heaven for me. It's kind of fun to hug nice-smelling, warm things just out of the dryer. Now I'm wondering how many different scents there are for those sheets? I just grabbed the ones with a name I recognized.
I think I'm going shopping!