Thursday, April 9, 2009


I did laundry in my bathtub last night.

Why? Because this mama is BRIZOKE!

It was actually kind of fun*! I had baby boy pile up the clothes we needed to wash. (He got extremely excited when the bubbles began forming in the tub). We soaked the clothes in the soapy water for about an hour...then I "agitated them" for ten minutes, rinsed...allowed them to soak in fresh, non-soapy water, then wrung them out as best I could, placing the clothes on hangers hanging in my bathroom. Yeah, it sucked. Did I mention this was a free alternative to the laundry room? Oh YEAH**! (I'm that sad and pathetic).

I had been thinking of the tub laundry approach for about a week. My laundry has really began piling up, and I'm too cheap to do anything about it. It wasn't until I heard someone refer to doing laundry in their bath tub that I felt validated enough to try it out for myself. I think it will work better once it's warm outside, so the clothes will actually DRY overnight instead of remaining very damp after 8+ hours of hanging.

*I feel like I'm living the life of a poor wench from 1902.
**I'm so cool that I'm high-fiving myself. Don't be jealous.


AirmanMom said...

ss+1...good for you! once upon a time, I knew such days. I was so broke, I told my little ones we would have a special day just playing on mommy's bed all day! I did not have money to put them in the car and drive to a free park! We called ourselves the "Tough Cookie Club", and to this day my daughters will still refer to us as such (even though we have all grown past that stage).
Stay Strong!
Pray Hard!

doahleigh said...

That's so awesome. I wouldn't even know how to do laundry in the tub.