In most any New York City laundromat there is drop off service. You drop off your bag-o-dirties, come back later in the day to a bag-o-freshies. It has ALWAYS amazed me that the employees at the laundromat could fold anything into a perfect little square for these drop-off people.
Even a fitted sheet.
I've seen it! It's amazing!
So, they fold everything into this perfect little tower of squares, then precisely stack it into the bag to form a perfect square or rectangle in the bag. It's mind-blowing. I haven't a clue how they do it. I've tried and tried.
Today I was in the laundromat and I saw one of the women that work there doing her own laundry.....and much to my delight, she was NOT folding everything perfectly! Her bag of folded clothes looked like a lumpy tower, like a normal persons. Like mine. I even saw her fold a rug and it wasn't precise.
It totally made my day.
And with that, I gave up trying to get perfect squares and simply stuffed everything into the bag. We hang up almost everything anyway - what's the point of folding to carry the bag for 2 blocks?! It felt good. Gone are my days of attempting to make perfect squares. Hello stuff & go!
To cure your Grinch tendencies, here's a bit of Christmas in the city.
Referring to the above pic, we asked a guy who was toting around a huge SLR (thinking he would be competent with our little one), turns out that not everyone with a huge camera knows what they are doing :-)
If you want to see all the pictures from our outing that evening, view our slideshow.