I did OK with this the first week and everything was duly zapped before it was put away, but I picked up some fresh food yesterday when I was shopping for the chapel Harvest Supper, and before I knew it, all the shopping was stashed away and I had completely forgotten to zap any of it! Botheration......but I know we will be going to Morrison's on Sunday so we can have a zapping session when we get to the caravan!
My frugal laundry strategy is being severely challenged with this dull and mild weather which we are having at the moment. The washing is not getting dry fast enough in the verandah because there is no sunshine to warm the verandah up and "bake" the washing dry. The woodburner is getting some of it dry on airers, but they don't get put close to the fire until it is dying because otherwise they obstruct the FH's view of the TV. Time for a room re-arrangement?
The trouble at the moment is that the washing is piling up faster than I have room to dry it....answers to the challenge? Well, I could get more airers made, I suppose, so that I can hang more of it on them and use them in the verandah as well as near the fire. The FH could probably make some more, but it may be cheaper to buy those plastic ones rather than the wood to make wooden ones. I'll look into that.
I have been sorely tempted by the lakeland heated airer, but at nearly £90, I shall be thinking more than twice about that. I am resisting temptation and looking for more frugal methods first.
Doing less washing would be another option, but actually, we are pretty good here at not washing everything after using or wearing it just the once! We do have to challenge the girls over towels occasionally - a towel doesn't need to be washed just because it is damp from having been used as a turban on wet hair, but it would seem that sometimes it is easier to lob it into the washing basket than it is to hang it up to dry on the rack! They are learning, though.
I have to say that I am really looking forward to the cold snap which is forecast for these next few days as the clearer skies will mean that the sun will shine on the verandah and the temperature will rise in there! Time to get the washing machine going, and make the most of the opportunity, I think.
Shed of the year 2017.
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