Friends, readers, I have an important question. The year 2011 is starting off so well organized here in the lizard kingdom, and yet this is a problem I cannot seem to solve.
Where do you keep your pajamas when you’re not wearing them?
I was raised to fold up my pajamas in the morning and put them under my pillow. This is great until you’re trying to make your bed look nice and now your pillow is higher than the other pillow which belongs to someone who does not do this. Also great until my son decides that trashing my bed was a great way to have fun.
I have gone through phases where I had a chair in my closet specifically for the “wore it a bit, not dirty yet” kind of clothing, and the pajamas went there. That works fine until it’s either hot or cold outside, in which case we are trying to minimize the number of times we open or close the closet door because it lets the hot/cold air into the bedroom. You’d think that any time I have pajamas that need to be stored, I would need to also access the closet to get some clothes, and it would be a two bird one rock scenario, but I cannot seem to get that coordinated.
For a while in this house, I was throwing them on the junky end table I was using as a nightstand, but that table has mercifully left the building and will be replaced by a piece of furniture that will hold a lamp and books instead of being used as a clothing dumping ground. If I can ever manage to get the damn thing stained.
I did so much work in 2010 to get junk out of my house, I don’t want to spoil the cleanliness by throwing pajamas on the floor! (For the dog to lie on, because then they would also be smelly.) So internet peeps, help me out. Surely there is a diversity of pajama-storing practices among you!