Back to Work Fluff (Bord can defer this if she wants :D )

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Back to Work Fluff (Bord can defer this if she wants :D )
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Mon, 06-10-2013 - 7:56am

Since this is the start of a work week after I had a week off, I thought I'd start off with some fluff while the laundry does itself ;)

1.  And speaking of laundry, do you do it the last day or two of vacation (to avoid doing it when you get home), or do you wait til you're home?  For me, I prefer to wait.  I understand the whole, Oh, let's avoid this task when we get home and are tired!!! but seriously, that means giving up a day of vacation to get it done, and in an environment where all my stuff isn't handy.  I'd rather enjoy the vacation and do it when I get home. How about you?

2.  Groceries.  Day you get home?  Day after?  For me, I usually do this the day I get home, but embarrassing as it is to admit, the fridge needed cleaning out first and I didn't do that before I left.  I was only gone 3 days, so it wasn't THAT bad, but I *do* usually like to have the entire house clean and ready for me to be back, unpack, toss a load of laundry in the washer and then hit up the grocery store/gas up the car.

3,  Bed linens.  Change them last thing before you leave?  Change them when you get home? Never thought about it?  I changed them this morning.  I change them weekly and I left on Thursday got home on Saturday and Monday is the day I do that anyway, so it was within cycle.  If I were going to be gone a couple weeks, I'd have likely changed them before I left--except the duvet cover--I'd leave that since the cats sleep on the bed and if someone pukes while I'm gone, they'd puke on a dirty cover, not a fresh one.  (And I have two duvets--a spare in case someone barfs, I can hit up the laundromat and hang it up to dry on the clothesline and still have a clean duvet on the bed)

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1.  And speaking of laundry, do you do it the last day or two of vacation (to avoid doing it when you get home), or do you wait til you're home? -- We usually don't take vacations where we have the option of doing laundry before coming home.

2.  Groceries.  Day you get home?  Day after?  -- depends on what time of day we get home.  But usually next day. 

3,  Bed linens.  Change them last thing before you leave?  Change them when you get home? Never thought about it?  -- Vacation has no effect on when we change the sheets.

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1.  And speaking of laundry, do you do it the last day or two of vacation (to avoid doing it when you get home), or do you wait til you're home?  I'm trying to remember my last vacation so that I can answer this...it was like 10 years ago....I think I've usually done it when i get home.  We did a weekend trip last fall for a wedding and ended up playing laundry roulette ... marathon laundering while we waited to see if Sandy was going to knock out the power.  

2.  Groceries.  Day you get home?  Day after?  I tend to arrive home in the middle of the night, no matter where I've been and when I left, so it's usually the next day. The notable exception to this would be the pre-Sandy trip last fall (see #1, above), when we left at the crack of dawn, got home early and hit the only grocery store with anything left in it before the weather got too horrible.

3,  Bed linens.  Change them last thing before you leave?  Change them when you get home? Never thought about it?  Before I leave, due to that usually arriving home in the middle of the night thing.  


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