You might remember that we were hit by Hurricane Irene recently. We got through the hurricane and 5 days without power/running water without any damage to the house. (Yes, this is a laundry post. Hang on.)
About a week after that, Tropical Storm Katia came to visit. We weren’t really worried about her. It was mainly just a bunch of rain.
So the morning after the storm I went down to the basement to get something out of the dryer, and when I stepped off the last step, my foot slipped and I slid down to my back in about 2 inches of water that was covering our basement floor. It turns out that our sump pump failed in the middle of the night. So everything that was sitting on the floor of the basement was wet.
Including Mt. Laundry (I took this picture the day before the hurricane):
It’s funny what can motivate me to catch up on laundry. The thought of a really big pile of dirty, musty, mildewy clothes was all the motivation I needed this time.
So I just cranked through it all.
I even collected all the laundry from all over the house.
From the stairs…
From the kitchen floor sweep pile…
And now we have a cleaned-up laundry area! Those white doors have not been closed in a very long time!
- If I am able to maintain a mountain of laundry in the basement and still have clothes for everyone to wear, it probably means we have too many clothes.
- I need to keep up with my 1-laundry-load-a-day idea better. I said a long time ago that I was going to revise my weekly cleaning schedule. I need to actually do it and use it.
I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing.