Okay, confession. I don't just enjoy doing laundry, I also enjoy folding laundry.
In 1970 I began folding our sheets and blankets into neat, compact squares. My best friend asked me for a sheet folding lesson b/c she felt badly about literally throwing her linens into her closet.
For years I didn't tell a lot of people about my slight obsession with having all the smooth towel folds facing outward and folded ends lined up [this went for sheets too]. The larger towels needed to be on the bottom. White towels only.
To be fair, our colored clothes got the same attention.
One day my mom opened my linen closet, shook her head and said, "Your great-aunt Esther had a linen closet like yours. She even took photos of it."
"It's genetic!" I said in awe.
It explained why I enjoyed looking at my organized linen closet. It also may explain why Martha Stewart became an icon. *wink*