Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sharing The Laundry Job

I was excited when I received a mail from BlogAdda two weeks back, saying that I have been selected for the #WashBucketChallenge activity post my #ShareTheLoad blog post “The Official Laundry Officer”. And yesterday, I finally received the Ariel Matic sample pack. 

The activity asked that I take up the #WashBucketChallenge activity with the male members of the house. I am happy and proud to say that in our household, washing clothes by the men is not a challenge but a regular household activity.

Almost two and a half years ago I got married and became part of this wonderful family. Till the time I got a full time job in this new city, I used to do the laundry regularly. There are four men in the house, so you can imagine the amount of dirty laundry. In our modern world, the washing machine is a blessing, isn't it? Also, one or the other of the boys would do their bit. But once I started to work full time, they understood that laundry cannot be kept piled up till the end of the week. So whenever anyone of them is home, they do some part of the laundry. Even the one who never did any laundry, volunteered to do it whenever he was home.

When my husband is home, he challenges himself to empty the entire laundry basket and spends the better part of the day in doing the laundry. My father-in-law helps my mother-in-law in doing laundry. So you see, doing the laundry by men in our family is not a taboo, but a helping hand even to the homemakers. 
My husband with the Ariel Matic pack and washing machine
In today’s world, with a washing machine in almost every home, men should not shy away from doing the laundry anymore. On the contrary I feel, they should feel liberated by the fact that they are not dependent on the women of the house, washer-man/woman or the maid for their clean clothes. And I am sure in due time, doing the laundry will not be seen as a challenge to men but a regular activity.
 
A big thanks to BlogAdda.com and Ariel India for this wonderful initiative.
 
This post is a part of the #WashBucketChallenge activity at BlogAdda.com is association with Ariel India.

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Loved that you dropped by. It would lovely to know how you feel about this post too :)