• unforgivenunforgiven
    Posts: 12,718Confessional Manager
    #149550: When no one is home, I do not sort the laundry. I just dump it all in, wash it and dry it that way. SO much faster!

    WAIT A MINUTE!!!! 

    I'm supposed to sort the laundry?!?! 
    :O oopsie.

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    What sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
    When what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
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  • Peace
    Posts: 3,230Member
    Back up.
    When no one's home, I'm supposed to do laundry?!?
    Oh, crap. (:|
  • unforgivenunforgiven
    Posts: 12,718Confessional Manager
    =)) For some reason the little yawning face made it funnier.

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    What sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
    When what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
    And I say I don't know you
    But you say it's finished"
  • fatchickonabikefatchickonabike
    Posts: 6,590Member
    Besides, I thought separating the colours from the whites was, you know, illegal.
    Part of growing up is learning to forgive your parents for being human.
  • Wait...I"m with @unforgiven here SORT?? For what?????
    :|

    And...@Peace when no one is home I thought we were supposed to masturbate and sleep - and watch TV that doesn't sing songs at us??
    :-O
  • AnonUser23
    Posts: 2,270Guest
    My dh is a laundry nazi so yeah, when he's not home it all goes in at once! Except for newer clothes that are prink,red etc. I do remember to sort those.
  • AnonMomAnonMom
    Posts: 2,410Member
    Laundry???  What is this laundry of which y'all speak of???
  • unforgivenunforgiven
    Posts: 12,718Confessional Manager
    You ladies are freaking hilarious  =))

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    What sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
    When what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
    And I say I don't know you
    But you say it's finished"
  • i_am_a_thunderbirdi_am_a_thunderbird
    Posts: 1,672Member
    I don't sort anything anymore. It all goes in, as is.

    Of course, I no longer buy anything white for myself, DS3 or DH, since we're incapable of keeping anything light coloured clean for more than two seconds.

    So yeah.
  • I'm an advocate of individual reproductive rights  - so I am letting my laundry breed.
  • mommydeliriousmommydelirious
    Posts: 4,415Member
    I wash cold water only so... No sorting!
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  • tampabaymom
    Posts: 429Member

    I never sort any of my laundry except towels wich I wash in hot water, the rest get washed in cold all together, whites, lights, darks, colored all thrown in at once.  But I do laundry for 6 people, so if I spent time sorting it would take twice the time.  I already do at least two loads a day as it is.


     

  • breezybreezy
    Posts: 3,465Member
    You ladies crack me up! But Seriously.... When no one is home? You get time enough for a full load of laundy with an empty house? Jealous!
  • shouldcleanshouldclean
    Posts: 2,808Member
    Wait, it's possible to be home alone???
    I sort out or whites because dh has dress shirts for work
  • Dress shirts = cleaner. I don't iron, press, or worry about WHAT goes on between my clothes and the washer or dryer. That is my laundries "private time"
  • unforgivenunforgiven
    Posts: 12,718Confessional Manager
    "This shirt is dry clean only, which means it is dirty."

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    "What looks like torture is a time to rejoice
    What sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
    When what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
    And I say I don't know you
    But you say it's finished"
  • shouldcleanshouldclean
    Posts: 2,808Member
    @LivinTheDream I just do them myself because I end up washing some anyways because my husband is always changing his schedule and not telling me. For example he normally goes to work for 1 on Thursdays, last night at 10:30 do I have clean shirts I have to go to work for 8am...you knew this when?
  • See, I bought him like 10 dress shirts. Drop them off once a week. And...if you don't tell me you iron it. I don't do ironing. Seriously.....
  • AnonUser23
    Posts: 2,270Guest
    Oh I forgot I do sort my bath towels. I only buy white towels so I can bleach them. Dh does dry his ball off with those so I like them super clean.
  • shouldcleanshouldclean
    Posts: 2,808Member
    @LivinTheDream he can iron them himself! That is about what we have but I have up the cleaners because dh works monday, tuesday, thursday, friday, saturday, and must sundays. He keeps changing his schedule so I just gave up trying to keep track. This morning he actually tools me he needs to wake up at 7:30 out he will lose his job. No kidding why do you think I scream at you to get out of bed every morning! (sorry)
  • runbitchrunrunbitchrun
    Posts: 907Member
    @handtowellady I only buy white towels too, for same reason. Ball stink sticks... gotta bleach it out!
  • farmmommyfarmmommy
    Posts: 1,030Member
    I sort mine unless there is only on load. But I was in cold only.
  • @shouldclean - he can iron but not do laundry. I'd rather do laundry than iron....

    He will throw in 2 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of underwear and a couple of shirt. IT IT A FRONT LOAD washer - load that shit in there!!!!
  • shouldcleanshouldclean
    Posts: 2,808Member
    lol my husband shrinks everything he is not allowed to touch the washer or dryer :) Actually I am ahmed that my husband has survived for 34 years, he can barely boil water. Don't get me wrong though, I love him to pieces and he is good for a few things :) And, I am so not a fan of ironing
  • Boriquamami75Boriquamami75
    Posts: 111Member
    I'm dying here!!!  This has to be one of the BEST threads today!!! 
  • unforgivenunforgiven
    Posts: 12,718Confessional Manager
    My husband folds and irons better than I. :\">

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    What sounds like thunder is a comforting voice
    When what is beautiful looks broken and crushed
    And I say I don't know you
    But you say it's finished"
  • @Boariquamami75 - It's early.
    :D
  • NurseMom
    Posts: 95Member
    If I spend the time to sort, I run out of time to actually DO the laundry. Kudos to you for getting it done.
  • Oh I forgot I do sort my bath towels. I only buy white towels so I can bleach them. Dh does dry his ball off with those so I like them super clean.



    @handtowellady - I hope you bleach them!!
    ;)
  • SammieSammie
    Posts: 8,345Administrator, Moderator
    I used to sort my laundry, send all my Nordstrom clothes to the dry cleaner and pay someone to do the rest. That's when I was in college.

    Now, I can't even keep up and everything I own has some sort of food or art project glopped onto it within 4.5 minutes of putting it on. So fuck it. I throw it all in together and load it up on my bed once it's out of the dryer then I fold it after the tot is in bed for the night while I watch Hulu. I do DH's work clothes separately because he has to dress up for work and those clothes have to be treated a bit more gently. Thinking I'm going to start taking them to the cleaners though...

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  • wickedmommywickedmommy
    Posts: 99Member
    Sorting?! I think the only sorting I do is make sure I leave my shirts to wash separate since I don't want them shrinking in the dryer.

    and as for ironing....I don't think I've ironed since I found the downy wrinkle release spray. Love that junk
  • AnonMomAnonMom
    Posts: 2,410Member
    Okay....I am now getting the idea of this "laundry" thing!  HA!  Just kidding!

    I sort between son's, husband's, towels, whites, mine.  That way when I fold them everything in that load goes to the same area.
  • IAmAMess
    Posts: 4Member
    I think I'm the worst! I don't sort, i use hot water, don't iron and leave it all in piles for weeks! I learned something today though! Thanks to you ladies I'm gonna start using cold water!
  • anonymommy
    Posts: 1,652Member
    I keep a divided hamper in the laundry room.  I'm too anal to lump it all in together, even though I do most of it in cold water.  I do our work clothes separately in the gentle cycle.  I used to be all over the ironing, but lately have been slacking.  DH won't iron his work clothes so if I don't do it, he goes wrinkly.  He's been wrinkly for 2 weeks now. 
  • mamabish
    Posts: 92Member
    I never sort laundry. Just dump it all in on cold! I do miene and the kid'. DH has a seperate closet with his own hamper, so he does his. And I refuse to pick up the iron! It will just be wrinkled again in a few minutes of wear :P
  • mamabish
    Posts: 92Member
    Oops, sorry about the typos!
  • AnonMomAnonMom
    Posts: 2,410Member
    Some of you have mentioned separate hampers...that's the only reason ours is sorted.  We have four -- son, husband, whites and mine.  Towels go on the floor.
  • CinnaCinna
    Posts: 1,841Member
    The only thing I sort is the whites. Cause I can't stand dingy whites...the horror :-SS
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  • etherieletheriel
    Posts: 790Member
    You guys make me feel so anal retentive about my sorted laundry. Then again...my kids are old enough to throw their dirty clothes into the correct section of the divided hamper. If it's not in the hamper though, it doesn't get washed which is why my DD13 never has any clean socks, underwear, or jeans. Not my fault.
    If I'm not supposed to do it, how come I can?
  • meandmy243meandmy243
    Posts: 9,474Member
    Humm laundry in my house triples by the hour.. I wash everything in cold and i dont bleach anything...
    let them eat cake! because id rather have pie!!!
  • stinkersmommystinkersmommy
    Posts: 1,887Member
    Slightly off topic but please tell me I am not the only one who forgets a load in the washer and has to rewash them ? :P
  • dasnax
    Posts: 114Member
    Stinkersmommy I often think I am ahead of the game only to find a stinking load of days old laundry in the machine.
  • SammieSammie
    Posts: 8,345Administrator, Moderator

    Slightly off topic but please tell me I am not the only one who forgets a load in the washer and has to rewash them ? :P



    Thank you for this! Happens to me more than I'd like to admit.

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  • stinkersmommystinkersmommy
    Posts: 1,887Member
    I always seem to forget either the last load on laundry day or some random load that I threw in before we left the house I don't know why!8
  • AnonUser24
    Posts: 2,594Guest

    My husband folds and irons better than I. :\">



    Mine too @unforgiven

    I don't sort at all either. Other than Ty's work clothes get washed separately as he is a heavy duty mechanic and they get dirty! And he washes those!

  • stinkersmommystinkersmommy
    Posts: 1,887Member
    @freedomlover if you don't already know that super purple cleaner degreaser at dollar stores are great for oily greasy clothes! I use it on dh work clothes (oil rig tech)
  • AnonUser24
    Posts: 2,594Guest
    Oooooh thanks for the tip @stinkersmommy :) I didn't know that!
  • stinkersmommystinkersmommy
    Posts: 1,887Member
    It's cheap as crap I use the same amount of it with detergent and it gets most of the crud out and this was actually my dh's idea from back when he was a HDD mechanic so I guess I 'll give him credit
  • forkinthehead
    Posts: 482Member
    My SO does laundry like that. In all honesty I can't tell the difference, I'm a sorter....cause that's the way I have always done it. If I want help, I don't bitch....there's more than one way to skin a cat. As long as it gets done I don't care about the how, what, where or why.
  • NinLee
    Posts: 729Member
    Besides, I thought separating the colours from the whites was, you know, illegal.


    ROFL! 
    No separation here! They all get along really well, except for the towels - they don't play nice and fluff everything up, so they are banished to a load of their own...
  • momx4momx4
    Posts: 144Member
    I'm a sorter. Total sorter. I'm a bleacher too. Lots of bleach.