- September 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm #117858
BobbiParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
How many of you girls are charged with the responsibility of doing the laundry?
I’ll share my story. When I wash the clothes, I separate the delicates from everything.
One load will contain t-shirts, socks, jeans & such. Another load will contain towels, sheets & pillow cases.
FINALLY, the delicates: Bras, panties, slinky tops, dresses, etc.
The first load, I wash in warm water, in the normal cycle.
The second load I wash in HOT water, in the normal cycle.
The delicates, I wash in COLD water in the (you guessed it!) DELICATE cycle.
well, one fateful afternoon, I pulled the delicates out of the washer, & was horrified to find my favorite bra wrapped tightly around one of my full length satin nightgowns!
I was heartbroken, but I learned something that day! When I finished the laundry, I went to Marshall’s or TJMaxx (I don’t remember) & bought some ditty bags (mesh bags).
The next time I did the laundry (& every time since then), I put the bras in the ditty bag & washed as I normally did. I never had another bra disaster!
Oh, & girls, ALWAYS HANG YOUR BRAS ON THE SHOWER ROD TO DRY!!!!
Tip: if you use a pants hanger, you can hang three bras! Good luck, girls!
- November 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm #129099SkylerParticipantRegistered On: October 12, 2018Topics: 21Replies: 135Has thanked: 139 timesBeen thanked: 300 times
I’m regularly tasked with laundry duties because let’s face it, I’m the more organized and patient one in the relationship. I about lost my mind watching my bride to be do laundry lol. Hamper went down to the laundry room and EVERYTHING got dumped in the washer. Flipped to cool, and away it went on a normal wash cycle. AHHHHHH! Thank god it wasn’t my hamper lol. And putting clothes away? You should see my side of the closet vs hers. Let’s just say organization is not a priority.
After the washing disaster I witnessed, I do the laundry from now on. One cycle is normal colors on cool, then a hot white load (T-shirt’s, socks, cami’s, tanks), I always wash jeans and denim separate on a cold cycle, then cool darks, then delicates. Delicates always hang dry, and our sweater dresses and sweaters lay flat to dry. I fashioned a couple of drying racks for them out of some window screen from menards and pvc pipe. Easiest DIY project and no more issues drying wool sweaters and risking any shrinking in a dryer or stretching when hang drying. And as far as the ditty bags? Every girl should be using these. Absolute lifesaver
- November 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm #129055Caty RyanParticipantRegistered On: August 27, 2017Topics: 29Replies: 253Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 290 times
Just a brief additiion
DRYING: Well therein lies a problem, that luckily for me is solved by having pegless clothes lines in the small garden shed at the back of our house.
Not only are my “smalls” not visible to my beloved, but warm Australian spring days make the shed a great “drying room”. LOL
When we lived in the “sticks” I had a much larger shed with a “Man Cave” wood heater, pool table, fridge, bar etc. etc. (AKA “The Sheduior” where Caty used to dress)
I once spread my “intimates” out on a pool cue in front of the wood heater and titled a post I did “Drying my unmentionables on cue” LOL (Again)
There’s another move in our future and no Shed. So laundry will be done at home and then taken wet to my off site/office/storage unit and placed on a drying rack. Lock it up, come back 24 hrs later to dry clothes.
Lots of fiddling around, but given the attitude of my beloved to Caty, no choice.
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- November 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm #129069BobbiParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
Caty, There’s NO WAY I would walk into a shed in Australia!
Those snakes you got there would kill me before I hit the floor!
I hear, those Brown snakes are everywhere! 🙁
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- November 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm #129097Caty RyanParticipantRegistered On: August 27, 2017Topics: 29Replies: 253Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 290 times
I fear we are “slithering” off topic here. Pray tell wot’s the difference between an Aussie Brown snake and the “rattlers” and eath adders you have in your part of the world.??
Besides. My shed is in a suburban back yard and even tho we have a huge bush parkland on the other side of our street the only wildlife we see in there are big mobs of kangaroos.
The closest I get to seeing snakes is some bright spark over our back fence has put a really dead black snake on his TV aerial. Now since I nearly got bitten by one of the “tiger “variety out here about 30 years ago, I have to sit in a different spot in my backyard so I dont see it!!
We lived in rural Victoria on an acre block with 600 acres of bush behind us for nearly ten years and only saw two snakes in that time.
Oh and I “bought my laundry in” before when my beloved went out. The 70″F “drying room” had it lovely and warm.
Back on topic at last…
- November 18, 2018 at 7:50 am #129168BobbiParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
Sorry Caty, Everything I’ve ever watched on the telly about Australia has had a snake in it!
And every one of the vile critters was hiding out in the shed! LOL
I am both, mesmerized & terrified by snakes.
Here in the states, you only see rattlesnakes in deep wooded areas or the desert.
Some crazy people keep them as pets!
Maybe, I need to stop watching the telly! LOL
If not for the snakes, the shed sounds like a lovely idea for the clothes.
Thanks for indulging my silliness! 😀
- November 17, 2018 at 8:15 am #129029Jennifer LoveParticipantRegistered On: October 11, 2018Topics: 6Replies: 174Has thanked: 63 timesBeen thanked: 172 times
Unfortunately I do not have a washer or dryer. I take my drabs down to a local laundry where they have a service where they will wash, dry and fold my things. I can’t really take my girl things there so I had wash them at home and hang them to dry. I have had problems when I wash a delicate that bleeds color with the others, staining them. Such a bummer, but I am careful now not to do so.
- November 17, 2018 at 4:54 am #129009Olivia LivinParticipantRegistered On: October 22, 2018Topics: 10Replies: 588Has thanked: 631 timesBeen thanked: 432 times
I was a bit ahead on the laundry learning curve. When my daughters were growing up I did most of it so any errors i did make were with their delicates not mine lol. I share the task now and actually explained to my SO about sorting and the mesh delicates bag.
- November 17, 2018 at 6:08 am #129014ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
Olivia, that mesh bag makes all the difference in the world!
(Especially with the bras!) If you’ve ever had your favorite bra tangled around a sweater, you know this! LOL
- September 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm #118668ParticipantRegistered On: August 27, 2017Topics: 29Replies: 253Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 290 times
I forgot to add the response tag. Will do this time and another (main) reason for the hand wash is putting the machine on is difficult in terms of leaving “evidence” around, remember my SO does not approve of Caty)> So I can clean up the laundry sink easier than the machine. At least “thats my story etc etc”
- September 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm #118083ParticipantRegistered On: August 27, 2017Topics: 29Replies: 253Has thanked: 2 timesBeen thanked: 290 times
In terms of lingerie, sleepwear and outer wear such as blouses etc I hand wash everything. Dont want to run the risk of ruining any of my “lovelies”.
Dresses skirts etc, go to the dry cleaners and I dont even say “the wife asked me to bring these in”. None of their business, just “clean these for me, please”.
Which brings me to a previous post about how these days I wash everything quite frequently. Years gone by when I was “on the road” for work I neither had the time or facilities to wash Caty’s things. They would go from year to year sans a wash.
Now I cant help myself and have to wash “dirties” as soon as I can.
Anyone else in the same “laundry sink”??.
- September 28, 2018 at 9:01 am #118640ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
Caty, when I bring a skirts, dresses, or blouses to the cleaners, & they raise an eyebrow, I would simply ask “Is there a problem?”
I can go anywhere I want, I don’t have to put up with some backwards thinking business person.
Thankfully, I don’t have that problem. I live in the gayest neighborhood on the planet! LOL
I never look for trouble, but I’m no “shrinking violet” either. 🙂
- September 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm #118098ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
@ Caty Ryan: Oh honey, I have no time for that! I don’t hand wash anything that I don’t have to! LOL The delicate cycle works fine for me. Nothing lasts forever, Cars, boyfriends, or clothes! When they wear out, you get new ones! 🙂
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- September 23, 2018 at 9:26 pm #117929Marci FreeParticipantRegistered On: September 23, 2018Topics: 1Replies: 3Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 1 time
All good advice Bobbi, I separate everything and my delicate s go into a little mesh bag before anything else. I like your tip about using a clothes hanger to dry the bras.
- September 24, 2018 at 5:32 am #117971ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
Thanks, Marci. You wouldn’t believe how many clueless boys I see in my laundry room, washing bras with jeans & towels. They just throw everything together!
I can just imagine them telling their girlfriend or wife “Honey, I washed the clothes!”, & she says “Oh gee, you didn’t have to do that!” (wondering what got destroyed in the wash).
- September 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm #117920Michelle LiefdeAmbassadorRegistered On: May 27, 2018Topics: 34Replies: 765Has thanked: 923 timesBeen thanked: 567 times
We share the responsibility in our house, my wife knows and is accepting too, and those bags do make a difference! My tights, slip and bras all go into a bag. We take turns and I have learned a lot about washing delicates and separating like with like. Glad to know that someone else has learned those lessons as well. -hugs, Michelle
- September 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm #117908rebekka mooreParticipantRegistered On: January 7, 2017Topics: 47Replies: 547Has thanked: 240 timesBeen thanked: 508 times
I try to purposely do the laundry. I have a special place for my girl clothes, and wash them when my SO is not around. Luckily I arrive home earlier than she, and it provides an opportunity to do my girl laundry.
- September 23, 2018 at 7:31 pm #117909ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
@ Rebekka Moore: My story was not about hiding my clothes from my SO, (She knows).
My boobs are bigger than hers! LOL
We share clothes, & go shopping together. My story was simply a laundry tip so your bras don’t get tangled & stretched beyond saving.(the straps on my favorite bra were destroyed).
- September 23, 2018 at 7:33 pm #117911rebekka mooreParticipantRegistered On: January 7, 2017Topics: 47Replies: 547Has thanked: 240 timesBeen thanked: 508 times
I’m sorry Bobbie! I’m glad you have that kind of relationship with your wife! I would use the delicate setting, and less abrasive detergent!
I hide because I have to!
- September 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm #117919ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
@ Rebekka: Back to the laundry: I do use a gentle detergent, & the delicate cycle.
The trouble comes during the Agitation & Spin cycles.
That’s why the Ditty bags. My bras are confined to the small space of the bag, & can’t wrap around anything. 🙂
- September 23, 2018 at 7:55 pm #117917ParticipantRegistered On: September 13, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 500Has thanked: 426 timesBeen thanked: 582 times
@ Rebekka: I understand, sweetie. It makes me sad, that my sisters have to hide who they are. I hope everything works out for you, & you get to enjoy your feminine side. XOXO
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