Yesterday I asked readers to guess how long it took me to go through 250 dryer sheets. I opened the box on August 1st, so Jenny was right. The box was empty 7 1/2 months later.
But that is not the end of the story. Last night I was telling Derek about it, and how I wrote the date on the box so I could average how many loads of laundry I do a week. He asked me, "Don't you use TWO dryer sheets?"
Apparently in the past when I was loading an unusually large load (or maybe blankets?) I suggested putting a second sheet in for good measure. That was before I was careful to only use one per load.
I don't know how often Derek throws the wash into the dryer, but he's not afraid to do a bit of laundry to help me out (and get clothes washed in time for work on Monday morning). I am guessing he helps with a load every two weeks or so.
At least I know that I have not been doing 8 loads of laundry for my family of four each week! I am guessing 5-6 is more accurate. (There were weeks when I am certain I did at least 7 due to two children's leaking diapers though...We have since switched to nighttime diapers.)
In case you are curious, I do plan to keep track again. I'm curious. How about you? How many loads do you do a week?
The Quiet One - Often we tend to pay the most attention to those who are loudest. Don't overlook the quiet one; often we can learn the most from those who speak the least....