The holidays are around the corner, and for a lot of us that means one thing – house guests. By Christmas day, my house is packed with out of town relatives. My sister, her husband and their two kids, my mom and dad, and Aunt Henrietta on my husband’s side of the family. We always wanted a big house with lots of space for guest to stay over and feel welcomed during the holidays. That was before we realized what an ordeal it can turn out to be, especially when it comes to the laundry mess! The first year we hosted the whole family at Christmas, it didn’t occur to use to have spare laundry hampers around. You can imaging the chaos that ensued.
Around day four of our family gathering I walked into the laundry room which looked more like a war zone. Never mind the piles of dirty clothes – I couldn’t tell what belonged to whom and getting all the socks matched back up was a bigger task than cooking Christmas day dinner! So the next year, I got smart and decided that every family/couple would have their own laundry basket. But I didn’t want to have three or four extra clothes hampers around all year, so I needed something that would fold down and store away the rest of the year. I decided on getting four spiral Pop hampers because they’re made of canvas and fold down flat. When the gang isn’t in town, I can store them in the garage with other seasonal items.
I am so glad that I solved the holiday laundry problem, and that it was such an easy solution! Doing laundry when my family is in town for the holidays is easier on everyone, not just myself. Everyone’s dirty clothes come in and go out in the same laundry hamper and now they can fold their own socks!