When I was moving in here, getting things put away and settled, I noticed a laundry chute in the bathroom. I thought it was cool and got excited to use it. Until I started thinking, however, about not actually being able to see down in the hole, and about not knowing with certainty what had and had not been tossed down there (severed limbs), and also about how it seemed like a place that spiders might like a lot. And it skeeved me out so bad that I never thought about it again.
Since that time I've aged another 5 years - big ones, years that make a difference physically - and hauling heavy, awkward baskets of laundry down two flights of stairs while maneuvering two narrow landings is starting to kill me and my arthritic knees.
While I was cleaning the bathroom last week I noticed the little door again. The laundry basket was right there, under the counter and overflowing, so I grabbed whatever was on top and chucked it in the hole. (That's what she said.)
I'm happy to report there weren't any spiders and that the laundry eventually flies out of this little chute in the ceiling of the basement and onto the floor, conveniently less than 20 feet from the washer.
Taking my laundry revolution one step further last week, I set up a card table by the dryer in the hope that I will actually fold my clothes in 2009. There's no sense in dreaming unless it's big. (She also said that.)
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