I have learned something about doing laundry in Australia. The process is generally the same...sort, wash, hang out to dry...but it's getting that perfect Aussie weather day that makes all the difference.
I've recently started a contractual job, which I'll tell you about another day, so I no longer have the days to myself to get the jobs done. It now takes more planning and while it's good to be earning again after 6 yrs at home...it's back to getting things done on the weekend.
Australia...as we all know...is a country where it gets rather hot. This sounds ideal because you can do all the laundry in one day. Mount ironing doesn't quite work the same way...but why do laundry every day when you can do it all in one day and it's over and done with!
Ok, so now I'm not making much sense am I? Perfect laundry day...
Today was not a good laundry day, unless you were staying at home. It was 39*c, clear blue skies and bright sunshine. See the thing is it's not a good idea to hang your washing out on the line to dry if you cannot bring it in as soon as it is dry.
The Australian sun is not only bright, but harsh. Black t-shirts that hardly faded in all the years in the UK are practically grey now. Washing cannot be hung out to dry on a day like today and left for hours on the line...even my plastic pegs from Tesco's have faded and some have weakened from the exposure. And they were expensive pegs!
Now everything I wash is turned inside out first and hung outside to dry the same way. On a day like today, as soon as load number 2 was finished, load number 1 would be dry.
However the quickest and less sun-damaging perfect laundry day would be a bright sunshiny day with a warm northern breeze. This way load one could be dry and ironed before load 2 was finished.
But who wants to iron on a perfect day? Or do laundry?