My favourite household chore is doing the washing. I love everything about it. I enjoy sorting out which items need to go with each other in a load and deciding which is the right programme for the fabrics. I love watching it go round in the machine!
When the wash has finished, I take it out and give it a shake and then, if the weather lets me, I hang it out in the sun and the breeze. That’s my favourite bit – watching it blowing and fluttering on the line.
Of course it’s not possible to put it out on the line all year round and when it’s been dried inside it smells of washing powder or liquid, which can be quite nice. But when it’s been outside, it feels lovely and soft and it smells so gorgeous! It fills the house with a wonderful smell of freshness. I don’t know what the fragrance is or how the washing on the line attracts it, I just know that I love it, and I love my clothes and bedding smelling so fresh.
I wonder why it does have that lovely smell. What causes it, what is it that fragrances the fabrics? There must be a scientific reason for it. Can anyone explain it?