Posted in Housework on Jun 21st, 2008
Category Archive for 'Housework'
I’ve been doing our laundry with soap nuts. They grow on trees. They’re dried shells of a fruit. They look funny and smell funny, but they work pretty well. The laundry comes out smelling clean and feeling soft. Even my line-dried bath towels are less crunchy. They’re almost soft. And they smell like clean, line-dried, [...]
I’m amazed. I read about using vinegar and baking soda for cleaning on some of the housekeeping blogs, and I wrote it off as being like coupon clipping — something that probably wouldn’t work all that well (for me, at least) and that would be a hassle and would end with weariness, frustration, disappointment, and [...]
When I’m cooking and cleaning up around the house I like to listen to books on tape from the library.
I went outside as it was getting dark to unpin the laundry from the clothesline. While I was folding it and setting it in the basket, I looked up and saw the moon through the branches of the big tree in our back yard.
Folding laundry and watching The French Chef
One of our friends spent about five minutes at a holiday party trying to convince me that I should start drying my clothes on a clothes line. We have a back yard and plenty of space, and it would save energy and be good for the planet, and just think about how good all that [...]