|What's iron? (other than a mineral)|
Whether you do it yourself, or have someone else do it, everyone has laundry.
When I saw Denali Rose had a washer/dryer combo machine in the Yachtworld ad, I thought that would be a nice luxury to have. I have since changed my mind. A washer/dryer is not a luxury, it's on the "must have" list. (Check out this link to see how the previous owners had to cut the new unit in half in order to get it into the boat.) I also asked my internet friends on the Facebook group, Women Who Sail, whether I should keep my iron. They all said no. So it's yes to the washing machine, and no to the iron. It's also pretty much "no" to sorting, I'm not fussy with our mostly dark clothing, and it's "kinda" to folding, (more like rolling it up).
|These descriptions crack me up!|
I laughed when I saw this cartoon, does anyone really know what these symbols on the clothing tags mean anyway?
|My t-shirts rolled up in the drawer.|
I have to confess that I cleaned up my drawer before I took that photo. This was a good incentive to get on the stick and do it.
Denali Rose has a midship cabin right behind the pilothouse, it has an upper/lower bunk bed in it, and access to the engine room. This cabin has been turned into the laundry room, workroom, and tool storage. There is absolutely no room to sleep in there now.
|The washer/dryer is installed at the head of the lower bunk.|
I don't want to show you a current photo of the workroom, it's a bit upside down at the moment. We are in the middle of an electronics refit, and the tools, and the new equipment are everywhere. We're getting new inside and outside chart-plotters, new gauges, new compass, relocating some of the current equipment, and connecting the forward-looking sonar that Bill installed during our time in the Marine Yard. Life here is kind of a mess.
|Plenty of wire spaghetti.|
We keep a mesh bag hanging in the workroom for our dirty laundry. It only holds so much, and when it gets full, it's time for a load or two. For fun, Bill kicks his socks under the door at night, (instead of putting them in the bag), so Gus has something to play with when he should be sleeping.
|Gus, caught in action with a flash photo. "Who me?"|
It's pretty funny hearing Gus scrabbling under the door with his paws trying to reach anything he can get ahold of, (except when you're trying to sleep).
We rarely use the dryer on the machine. We usually hang up the clean laundry and let it dry overnight. Our dehumidifier, that Bill has written up in "stuff we have and use", puts out just enough heat, and pulls in the moisture, so that most of it is completely dry by morning.
|Overhead hatch in the forward cabin, (v-berth), these bars drop down to become a ladder for emergency egress.|
|Overhead hand holds in the lower dinette area make great places to put hangers for drying clothes.|
That orange bag hanging to the left holds bread, and the fabric piled below is the new main sail cover I'm working on.
I actually enjoy laundry, it's almost instant gratification to see the dirty laundry bag empty. (At least for those 17 seconds anyway.)
|This would really make doing laundry completely worthwhile.|
Do you enjoy getting the laundry done? Do you iron? Do your animals drag your used socks all over the floor?
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