Standing there in the bathroom, hair dryer in one hand and sports uniform in the other, trying yet again to dry it before my daughter needs to wear it today. the hairdryer of course has overheated before the shirt is dry.

“am I the only one who has to do this on a semi regular basis?”

surely I can’t be.

No matter how on top of the house work I feel or think I am I somehow end up in the bathroom with the hair dryer trying to dry school/work/sports uniforms.

Who are these goddesses of housework and organisation that always have everything ready to go. Do they use some magic I don’t know about? what are their secrets and why don’t they share them with me? why do these women seem so contented and even smug to be better than us lowly struggling people, clambering to keep on top of everything, yet still falling short on occasion.

“Do these household goddesses even really exist?”

or are they just like the rest of us desperately trying to keep on top of things while pretending to everyone else that we have these superpowers over housework.

can we not admit that our homes are notalways perfect and clean?

can we not help one another, rather than taking offence that we or they are not perfect?

and anyone who does have any tips or tricks to housework, Please share them, on behalf of everyone let me just say we appreciate it.

Now that the hairdryer has cooled down its time to finish drying this shirt.


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  • really beutiful


  • A house is a home and does not need to be perfect!


  • Depending on the age of the children, they can take responsibility for laundering their own clothes, especially if both parents work. If they are at school and involved in sports they are old enough to take some responsibility. Perhaps they can take responsibility for putting their worn clothes into the laundry hamper to be washed. They can have a laundry hamper in their room to put worn clothes into if there is not enough room in the bathroom. They may also like to have laundry bags hanging behind their bedroom door to place their laundry into.
    What works well is to have one of those divided laundry hampers that separate the laundry. One for for whites, one for colored and one for dark; Have the children place their worn socks into the mesh underwear bags to keep them together they work well for other small items as well. Have one day a week that all laundry has to be in the laundry to be washed. Get them involved at a young age to help with sorting and folding when dry and putting away. The younger children are taught to help out the more harmony there will be in the home.


  • If you can, it’s worth having enough school shirts to get through a week without washing. Plus one extra for emergencies. Mind you, I know at least three kids will wear them, so it’s not as extravagant – it means they’re less likely to wear out before kid three.


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