I really don’t mind helping out around the house with chores. It may take me awhile to get moving at times, but I try to pull my fair share. My favorite chore is probably laundry.
I like it because it’s completely in the background. I can put a load in the washer and then go play a video game for an hour. Then, I come back, switch the loads, and repeat. I can even watch TV while I’m folding. It’s my favorite chore because I don’t really have to invest in it. It’s just something that helps out around the house and is easy to do.
With that being said, there’s one thing that I hate: PUTTING THE LAUNDRY AWAY. I don’t know why, but there’s something about a pile of freshly folded clothes that gives me the shakes. I know that it would only take me about 5 minutes, but I just can’t make myself do it. Opening drawers, putting the clothes in, and then closing the drawers just seems too daunting. Finding empty hangers makes my eye twitch. I can’t stand it. Unfortunately, my wife has a similar reaction. It’s one of the few things that neither one of us enjoy.
Fortunately for us, we have Laundry Gnomes. What are Laundry Gnomes? They are incredibly useful creatures that are invisible and come into your closet when you’re not around to put your clothes away for you. My wife swears that they don’t exist, but I know better. They’re life savers.
They’re not always punctual. They rarely show up right when you get the clothes folded, but if you give them enough time, they’ll always get the job done. It’s actually pretty incredible. I’ll give you a quick example of how they work.
After folding the laundry, I’ll usually set the full basket right by the closet. For the next 3 days for so, my wife and I will continually step over the basket every time we need to enter the closet.
Eventually, CinC HOUSE will turn to me and say, “Would you please put the laundry away?”
My reply is normally, “Nah, I was just gonna let the Laundry Gnomes take care of it.”
She will then turn to me and say, “There are no f@#$ing Laundry Gnomes!”
I’ll just give her a knowing smile and say, “You’ll see.”
Then, when I come home from work the next day, the clothes will magically be put away and my wife will be glaring at me. I assume that she is glaring because she was just proven wrong, but I’ve never actually bothered to ask.
Yep, those Laundry Gnomes sure are useful creatures.