Manic Monday: My Mother’s Way.


My very honest (because she loves me), never hold back (because if she doesn’t tell me who will), tell it like it is (because my generation needs to be desensitized and tough love makes you stronger) mother told me that my Manic Monday posts are boring. Apparently, it was so boring she couldn’t bear reading the whole post. So we are going to keep it short and sweet to avoid a snooze fest.


My mom’s signature “let me tell you something” look.  When you get this look, you know it is going to be brutal.

A paramount part of Monday’s deep cleaning is laundry, specifically bedding. All bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets and duvet covers are changed and washed. The first Monday of every month, pillows, comforters, and duvets are washed and dried accordingly.

The End.

Are you awake? Still with me? Hello? Anyone there? 

On another note, Monday greeted me with a dead washing machine. Laundry will have to be put on hold, while I spend US$1,000,000,000 on a new one. An epic hissy fit is inevitable because the new washer will not be delivered for 3 days. As sure as night follows day, a meltdown will go down when, on day 5, they finally do arrive, but the cargo elevator is out of service. Top that off with a brute meeting of the minds with the deliveryman because he delivers, NOT installs said machine, but will install for a fee that feels like extortion. Icing on the cake? Mirka’s snarky, snide incessant reminder, every hour on the hour, that I am out of clean yoga clothes, towels, and underwear because we do not have a washing machine. Good times ahead!

Monday, I just hate you.

If you have any questions about how I handle laundry, please comment below. I would be more than happy to share my “boring” laundry details (I swear by Tide, Marseille soap for pillows and duvets, lavander spray on all linens before and after the dryer, baby shampoo on swimsuits, one part Dawn dishsoap to two parts hydrogen peroxide on all stains…it’s magic! #laundrymaster). Follow me on instagram: @jessicathehousewife and on Twitter: @Jthehousewife




8 thoughts on “Manic Monday: My Mother’s Way.

  1. Lol I don’t think there boring lol I hope everything turns out okay with your machine. Just a thought (if you haven’t already bought it) we got ours scratch and Dent from Home Depot. Nothing was wrong with it and it still came with a warranty it was just the floor model. We got a top of the line lg for 600 (washer and dryer included) it was a score!

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