Make the Laundry Work for You by Emily Ladau

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I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who enjoys the chore of doing the laundry. While it can be a difficult or time-consuming task for anyone, having a disability can make laundry day nothing short of exhausting. If you have a mobility disability or chronic pain like I do, then you probably wish getting clean clothes wouldn’t always have to be such a monumental task.

Think about it: just one load of laundry requires several physically demanding steps. This likely means that it’s either challenging to do your laundry independently, or that you can do it independently but it’s quite the affair, at least in my experience. Once you get the heavy basket of clothes to the washing machine, you might have to bend to unload the basket into the machine, and reach high to put in soap and turn the machine on. Then, taking the clothes out of the…

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About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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