A perfect reminder of a perfect day
Clothes baskets are not just for clean and dirty clothes. In my world, there are so many better ways to put them to good use besides the chore that shall not be named.
When Jacob was a newborn, a friend imparted a handy bit of motherly wisdom – baskets are perfect for babies. Lining the bottom with a pillow, I laid my sleeping baby in laundry baskets on several occasions, making it super simple to tote him around with me as I worked on chores in various rooms of the house.
When I trek home for Christmas in New Brunswick each year, I fill clothes baskets with gifts, organized by recipient, so our car stays organized and I can easily deliver gifts without stirring up the super-packed trunk.
Before we bought a wheelbarrow, it was hard to weed the garden and ditch the unwanted bits in the field area behind our house. Enter, the laundry basket, which easily accommodates rooted dandelions, sticks and miscellaneous organic debris, and allows a pregnant girl such as myself to easily tote it across the yard to a more suitable dumping ground. A quick spray with the hose and it’s ready for household use once again.
Over the weekend, I dumped the clothes on our bed yet again (Why not put them away, you ask? Have we met?). This time, it made the perfect beach carry-all. I loaded it up, first with towels, then with snacks and sunscreen, and, of course, topped the pile with plenty of pails and shovels. Last night, I finally got around to cleaning it out and underneath the messy beach gear was about a cup and a half of sand and it made me smile – a perfect reminder of a perfect day.
Now laundry basket, what shall we do next?