Here is a nugget of info. There are several questions you may want to ask before you and your spouse decide to take a significant amount (maybe forever) time off of work together. Questions like: Do we have enough to live on? How will it be being around each other so much? What do we want to do? travel? Triathlons? Take dance classes?
BUT-the most important question you need to ask yourself is: (drum rolling)....
How much do I like to do laundry?
Now this takes careful consideration especially if you: a) are use to a professional -cleaner doing alot of your laundry for work-takes 10 min to drop off and pick up b) Both of you are training maniacs so there are several sets of clothes, some sweaty and smelly everyday. I do at least a load of laundry every other day-for 2 people! This brings back memories of always hearing the sound of the washing machine going when we had 4 teenage girls in the house (I made them do their own laundry since they were 8-my daughter still thinks that was neglect).
I actually came up with a new system using this laundry organizer my daughter turned me on to from Target. This daughter is the one who shares my love for organization. we have firmly decided that the "Container Store" is our absolute favorite-only beating Bed, Bath and Beyond by a hair. We could spend hours on the phone (she lives in Denver) discussing new products to make our lives more orderly. She is not a Virgo but definitely has the Virgo gene from me.
So now that you are informed you can make a rational decision when the time comes. Listen, the laundry takes on a whole new dimension when it piles up everyday. My hubby cooks and shops so I agreed this is my duty but I swear every time I think I have it all done-more sweaty clothes show up..