If I Ever Get Divorced, It's Because of Laundry!

Home Stager with Triangle Staging and Design / founder of Stunning Solutions

OK, maybe there could be a few other issues I could work on, but honestly "Laundry" is the biggie!  With 3 children, a dog (he has clothes, too) and a hubby we have a full load of wash with just what we are wearing at the moment.   Mulitply that by a few days and you basically get enough dirty clothes to fill all of our laundry baskets . . . and then some.  Believe me, the laundry in my house moves from room to room like a glacier - but faster! 

We have what we've worn, hand wash only items, sheets/towels, baseball caps, blankets, table cloths . . . yikes!

Bishop in UNC clothes


  Bishop in his UNC jersey: AKA Julius Puppers.






My husband, Chip Johnson, The Appliantist, sells the best laundry machines in the area and likes his clothes, closet and laundry room neat.  He deplores how I let the "laundry glacier" take over the house.  Of course I have an excuse:  20 minutes to wash and 40-70 minutes to dry just takes too long.  There is always a load in one machine or the other and more in line behind those.  And don't forget that I'm busy helping other people with their staging projects.  Who has time for this much laundry?

So, I have a plan to free myself of the glacier.  A better, faster, more sophisticated set of machines than my current 15 year old set.  If I'm good Santa might bring them for Christmas.  You've seen them - the Electrolux set on TV that features Kelly Ripa.  They come in red, white, silver, turquoise, and Mediterrean Blue -- pretty.  But the best thing is they do a complete wash and dry in 36 MINUTES!  Among the other features that I love are the steam and sanitize options in both machines and the fact that they hold 18 pairs of jeans.

Garner TV Electrolux



  Dear Santa,

      Please bring this Electrolux set for Christmas.

                          Thanks so much,





My Triangle Staging and Design clients are typically embarassed to show me their laundry rooms.  If they only knew!  I am quick to tell them that I don't judge their messes because I live in a glass house, so to speak.  Maybe if they do all of their Staging Consultation homework Santa will bring them the Electrolux set for their new homes, too.


Raleigh home staging

Chip Johnson, Garner TV & Appliance, Hwy 70 W. Garner, NC  The Triangle's oldest, largest and most professional appliance and TV store - since 1977.  919-279-8468


Email me with questions about your sellers' homes. 

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Contact our design team at 919-995-4116.


Comments (8)

Michael O'Donnell
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Arizona Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
GRI, ePRO, Accessible Homes

Honey, sounds like you like to live dangerously: a UNC t-shirt in Raleigh?  That's Wolfpack Country!

Dec 04, 2009 03:13 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

The real question: Do they really dry that fast?  I have a newer front loading set and we stager line dry/dryer load since the wash cycle is always much faster than the dry cycle.

I think my wife tried to kill me last week. (look at my last Wednesday post) she switched detergents and I ended up in a benadryl induced coma for a few days ... (my first thought when I read your title!)

Dec 04, 2009 03:19 AM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Honey~  I be that set costs a pretty penny too!  I remember those days when laundry seemed insurmountable!  (is that a word? LOL)

Dec 04, 2009 03:20 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Honey -- please tell Santa that I'd like a set of those too ... they would be a welcome addition in most homes, I'd wager!

Dec 04, 2009 02:02 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Kelly makes them look so fun you want to do wash all day!!

Dec 04, 2009 02:22 PM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

OOOOH Can I have a set too Santa! LOL

Good luck! We'll be waiting to see if you've been good ;)

Dec 05, 2009 11:22 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Honey, I thought of you today as I put things in the dryer as I headed out the door.... Wondering if there really is a dryer out there that could keep up the washer!

Dec 07, 2009 05:43 AM
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

I didn't know washers and dryers could be cool, but these sure are!  Wonder if they qualify for green points?  Has to be Energy Star rated and if possible have a water factor of 6.0 or less.

Good seeing you here, had fun working with you on REBarCampRDU!

Jan 26, 2010 10:08 PM