I am so thrilled to have Kay from Bucksome Boomer guest post today! Kay was the first person I met at the Savvy Blogging Summit this summer, and I could tell from the first few minutes that she is as genuine as they come. It’s an honor to have her guest post here at Mama’s!
When Mr. Boomer and I joined forces to form our household years ago my contribution was two rambunctious boys and a promising career. We made an uncommon decision (at that time) in that he became the stay at home stepdad and I was the family breadwinner. My husband had the enthusiasm for all the tasks this role included, but not necessarily the skills. He adapted and like most women in this situation I lowered my standards. Mr. Boomer is happy to “cook” but to him that means microwaving or picking up take-out. He hates clutter but has a blind eye for dust bunnies. He likes to be efficient with laundry as well.
Laundry is washed together regardless of color, material or type. Despite my pleas, he can’t understand the reason for separating clothes so therefore doesn’t do it. He also couldn’t remember which pieces shouldn’t go in the dryer. So, after discolored white blouses and shrunken dresses I had to change.
Any clothing item I have that requires special handling is put in my closet in a secret location where they remain until I launder them. I turned my attention to other laundry battles and this time I was the victor. After 10 years he started folding clothes after taking them out of the dryer. Now, all the towels fit in the linen closet and our casual clothes aren’t perpetually wrinkled. Maybe it’s time to try again with the hand washables? I think I’ll play it safe and let a few more years go by.
This is a guest post from Kay Lynn Akers who writes about all things related to personal finance at Bucksome Boomer. Subscribe here to make sure you get her newest articles.
You gotta love a man that tries! All kidding aside having expensive clothes ruined by poor laundering costs money. I am terrible with laundry; always have been. My constant hurry to get it all done leaves me with shrunken sweaters and fuzzballs on everything! I am excited to check out this site, I need all the help I can get.
You are right – it does cost money when one hurries through laundry. I’ve learned that lesson a million times over!
Thanks so much for stopping by!