I'm staring down the barrel of two hours of ironing tonight. It is no secret (because I complain about it constantly) that we have no washer/dryer in our apartment. There is one in our creepy apartment building basement that I refuse to use after things got red-flaggy with our creepy neighbor. I also hate the local laundromat, where sometimes houseless people sit around to be inside, especially in the winter. (I get it. But I also don't want to hang out there hours each week.) So I prefer to drop off for wash-and-fold service -- which means I need to iron anything that needs to not have folding grid creases on it -- so about 50% of the stuff I own.
This is long overdue ironing -- this is stuff that was picked up from the wash-and-fold last month. I haven't even dropped over the next three bags of laundry I have. Thanks to having over 50 pair of underwear, I am able to let my laundry pile up to monstrous heights.
I think I've finally realized that this is not a positive. Being able to put off doing laundry with bags of laundry hanging around the apartment is not, actually, a plus.
For this reason I'm going to sign up for Project 333. It sounds impossible but I do think I need a smaller rotation of clothing to force me to do laundry more regularly. So, I'll do the closet clean-out as she recommends and then kick off my 3 months with 33 items (hence the "333" name -- which is kind of misleading). This should push me into the fringes of adulthood in the arena of laundering. Fingers crossed.
Have you guys ever done Project 333 or something similar? (I see 10x10 was the big thing this past month, bloggers.)
a high street brand dress purchased at Goodwill
DIY necklace made last year