Sunday, January 25, 2015


Do you ever find yourself getting stuck while doing something, and suddenly realize the solution is super simple?

I was looking at my washer and dryer as I switched laundry loads. They're just basic models - the washer is a top loader that we got for $75 at a yard sale, the dryer is only about 2 years old, but it's a simple white gas dryer. Nothing fancy here. But they were getting gross - both machines had detergent residue, dust, bits of lint, and other grubbiness all over them. If you had your 9 and 12 year olds doing laundry, your machines would get messy too. (Who am I kidding - I made most of the mess!)

I sighed, because I didn't have any paper towels or cleaning rags in the laundry room right then. How could I get the machines clean?

And then - DUH! I looked at the to-be-washed dirty clothes hamper. I grabbed a dirty t-shirt, got it wet, and wiped down the machines, then threw it into the next load!

Little moments like that make me both proud of myself and make me wonder where my brain lives most of the time. I hope it's somewhere nice.


  1. I wipe down my washer and dryer the same way :)

  2. The thing is I'm SURE I've done this before, too. But I forgot, and when I figured it out again I felt brilliant/dumb!