Saturday, August 14, 2010

Old Fashioned Laundry

Like our Virginia house, our house in Belgium has a washer and dryer.  They are on the first floor (hooray!).  The laundry room is larger than the one I had in Virginia.

Unlike in Virginia, electricity is very expensive which means running a dryer is very expensive.  So most of the time, I was the clothes and then hang them to dry. This means the laundry room often looks like this.

I have four lines running across the room and bunches of clothes pins.  Oddly enough I kind of enjoy hanging the clothes out to dry.  Kyra helped me with it the other day and her comment on the experience was, "This is old fashioned."  Which I suppose it is, but it is kind of neat to think that I am doing what my grandmothers and great-grandmothers and generations of women have done.  Only I have a machine to wash all those clothes for me first.

1 comment:

  1. Your mother also hung clothes in her basement the first few years in MI