Certainly there must be – there is a 12-step program for everything else. I LOVE doing laundry. Really, I do. There is something so soothing about the swoosh, swoosh, swoosh of the washing machine or the constant rhythmic humming of the dryer. And the smells are so great. They are clean and fresh and warm. I love laundry.
I think because I love doing laundry I was always so quick to wash my dog bed covers. It was so satisfying to see them go from all stained and nasty looking to like-new clean and smelling fresh. It became a satisfying little Saturday routine for me. Each week I would wash one or two dog bed covers and by the end of the month, I would go through the rotation of all the dog bed covers in the house (we had 4 dogs) and it was time to start the rotation all over again.
That was all fine until my arm was in a cast for 6 weeks and I couldn’t handle unzipping, stuffing and zipping the awkward, 10-pound, giant Costco dog beds. Or until my Libra got sick. Or until my OTHER arm was in a cast for 4 weeks. Or until I found other fun things to do on Saturday than fight with zippers. Or until those poor Costco dog bed covers got washed so often they looked like rags.
Pretty soon I lost my love of laundry. Mon Dieu! It became a chore just like other household chores and I began to look for other solutions to the dog bed cover laundry. I tried rugs and blankets and towels and sheets and doubling-up on dog bed covers and I ended up with a family living room that looked and smelled like a dog kennel.
So I called my sewing mom, took the afternoon off work and showed up at her house with lots of fabric, sheets and good intentions. Naturally, being my over-achieving mom, she had two prototypes already made! We set about developing the first designs and BarkBed Covers was born.
If you would like to reclaim your love of laundry or if you never had a love of laundry, get yourself a BarkBed Cover and take back your family room!