I love vintage tea towels! My mother and grandmothers always had great stashes of these handmade creations...and I would love to pick up the tradition and make some of my own.
One of the sets I remember best was the "Days of the Week" set of dish towels. I found a photo of a similar set here:
The ladies of days gone by had a great idea: designate certain chores to certain days of the week. And while some of their chores may seem old-fashioned, there is something charming about the simplicity of it all. I'm inspired by their vintage work styles to simplify my week as much as I can.
Today's Small Thing is to take a cue from our grandmothers and do some washing on Monday.
You might have a busy day already planned, but if you're like me, you always have a load that is sitting there, waiting to be done. Give a prayer of thanks that we don't have to heat buckets of water or operate old-timey ringer wash machines....we can simply toss in a load and do other things while we let our modern machines do all the work!
Is Monday a good day for you to consider "Wash Day?" Or is there another day that would work better? Can you put aside a few hours in one evening or one particular day to get it all done...or does it work better for you to do a load per day?
Hey, laundry is a fact of life. Clean clothes keep the family looking good and feeling confident! Wash what you can today....and then take a look at your weekly schedule and find a time that works best for you to tackle this chore regularly! Designating a "laundry day" takes so much stress out of life - try it and see.
Song of the Day: Suds in the Bucket, Sara Evans