Blacks/Coloreds mixing with Whites.

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    Oct 25, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    Other than the lints exchange, and the possibility of using bleach on whites - why the hell should we segregate our laundry?

    I am lazy enough as it is - I hate separating.
    My non-linty clothes do fine all washing together in one big happy load.


    Also:
    I'm a shitty launderer, any tips?

    For instance, What's a good detergent that wont leave my skin irritated?
    What materials are best Air-dried?
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    I mix everything. Just use cold water. It's better on your electricity bill anyway.icon_lol.gif

    I air dry almost everything, except for shirts that need to be dried quickly or otherwise they'll wrinkle too much.

    I don't iron at all. I'm so glad that most of my shirts are wrinkle-free.icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    BTW, is this a test on the suitability of admin reassigning threads to their "rightful" subforum?icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidOther than the lints exchange, and the possibility of using bleach on whites - why the hell should we segregate our laundry?


    CAUSE THAT'S WAT MAH MOMMA TAUGHT ME! icon_biggrin.gif


    Colored clothing should be washed in cool water.

    Whites should be bleached every so often and washed in warm water.

    Heavier fabrics can fuck up lighter fabrics in the washer and dryer. So seperate.

    Wasted electricity. Ever gone out and half the shit is dry and the other half is soping wet?

    You should let the washer cycle some if you're going to soak it. Otherwise you get these crappy little detergent stains that never come out. Don't soak it too long.


    I alternate between Gain and Tide.
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidBTW, is this a test on the suitability of admin reassigning threads to their "rightful" subforum?icon_lol.gif


    Is there a laundry subforum?
  • masculumpedes

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    Oct 25, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    Southerners are the best when it comes to doing laundry...icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier said
    q1w2e3 saidBTW, is this a test on the suitability of admin reassigning threads to their "rightful" subforum?icon_lol.gif


    Is there a laundry subforum?


    Of course there is. It's between Kickboxing and Martial Arts. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:23 AM GMT



    RACIST!
  • Timbales

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    Oct 26, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    I am a laundry segregationist. I sort whites, light colors, dark colors, jeans, dockers, towels and sheets.
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    Just hire a Mexican to do your laundry for you.
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    I think it is wrong for colored people and white people to be in the same social setting, I mean they are just way too different types of people!

    Wait...what were we talking about?
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    i thought this was going to be about making mixed babies and that made me very excited icon_smile.gif
  • BCSwimmer

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    Oct 26, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidOther than the lints exchange, and the possibility of using bleach on whites - why the hell should we segregate our laundry?

    I am lazy enough as it is - I hate separating.
    My non-linty clothes do fine all washing together in one big happy load.


    Also:
    I'm a shitty launderer, any tips?

    For instance, What's a good detergent that wont leave my skin irritated?
    What materials are best Air-dried?


    I am surprised you haven't had the "pink clothes" effect of mixing most anything red with white items. For a laugh check out this shirt you can buy: http://www.zazzle.com/this+usedto+be+white+tshirts

    Aside from that well-known example of why colours should be seperated from whites, darker coloured clothes can leach some of their colour and cause the whites to become dingy.

    As for your other questions, google natural laundry detergent and you'll find a number of great solutions (such as Nellie's)

    As for air drying it's best to do so with natural fibers such as wool, cotton, linen, etc.

    Peace
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    It helps to have very few shirts that are either red or white. I have affirmative action when it comes to socks (they are all black). After all, I have had enough white socks and underwear when I was young, it's about time that I had all colored underwear and socks. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    ThePenIsMyTier saidOther than the lints exchange, and the possibility of using bleach on whites - why the hell should we segregate our laundry?

    I am lazy enough as it is - I hate separating.
    My non-linty clothes do fine all washing together in one big happy load.


    Also:
    I'm a shitty launderer, any tips?

    For instance, What's a good detergent that wont leave my skin irritated?
    What materials are best Air-dried?


    I don't separate either; the only exception is a brand-new deeply colored garment, which I'll usually hand-wash on its own first before letting it mingle with the others.

    I'm pretty sensitive to some chemicals, so I use Seventh Generation Free and Clear detergent - love it.

    I air-dry a lot of stuff - all my small T-shirts (I dryer-dry the mediums), any compression gear, water clothes (board shorts, rash guard, etc.), my easy-care dress shirts (on a hanger), most of my pants. I pretty much only machine-dry the underwear, socks, PJ's, and stuff that's a bit big on me anyway.
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    As already stated, darker colored clothing will bleed onto lighter colored clothing and make them look dingy. I separate my laundry into these groups:

    Whites - washed hotter, get bleached
    Lights - washed normally
    Darks - washed normally
    Jeans and other heavy clothing - washed on a heavier cycle
    Towels - washed on the towel cycle
    Gym Clothes - washed normally, never use fabric softener on these
    Sheets/Bedding - has to be washed separately for size
    Delicates - I don't have any
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    Cash saidJust hire a Mexican to do your laundry for you.


    OMFGTHIS
  • PhillyGinger

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    Oct 26, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    Uh, definitely thought this was a different type of post, but glad it was only about laundry. You probably should have thought the title out a bit more. Couldn't you have just googled this information or called your mom?
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Wow! This is totally like a thread I would do!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 26, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    Consider your costs.... "All" is much less expensive than "Tide" and in reality, I understand that "All" was "Tide" prior to the expiration date (at least I was told that). Point here.... you said you hate messing with laundry, but take some time and see what works best for you in a detergent.
    No reason to pay more, unless it helps in some manner.
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    Trollileo said
    BAMF said
    Cash saidJust hire a Mexican to do your laundry for you.


    OMFGTHIS
    Can I be the laundry slave? I'm short on cash.

    You're H I R E D !
    Do you do window too?
    I've worked as a janitor before. I know what I'm doing.


    Trollileo, you, a janitor?
    J'suis en disbelief!
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    I'm not much of a launderer. At the end of everyday I take off my clothes at the washer and drop everything in, no sorting. Whenever it is full, I start the washer using Xtra Detergent- that really cheap stuff you get at Big Lots.
  • waccamatt

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    Oct 26, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Do what I do and take everything to the cleaners except for jeans, socks and underwear.
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 26, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI mix everything. Just use cold water. It's better on your electricity bill anyway.icon_lol.gif

    I air dry almost everything, except for shirts that need to be dried quickly or otherwise they'll wrinkle too much.

    I don't iron at all. I'm so glad that most of my shirts are wrinkle-free.icon_razz.gif


    My god, you're like my twin. Creepy.

    I did recently move towards washing only my white separately, as I can get them sparkly white without worrying about my colors.

    Air drying my clothes has saved me a ton of $$$ from reduced electricity bills. Not to mention they keep their color longer, and wear a lot better than clothes that go through the dryer.

    @ThePenisMyTier:
    I have two laundry baskets. One that I put everything dirty in, and another for picking out whites. I leave all the clothes in there until I get to wash day. Then I pick out the whites and dump the colors in the wash. I use some eco-friendly green non-irritating laundry powder my mom bought from Amway (it was a gift). No fabric softener, and no fabric sheets.

    When doing my whites, I may occasionally douse with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dawn soap that seems to do the trick, along with the regular washing powder.

    I have a drying rack from Target. 10850062.jpg although I've heard good things about the IKEA one. I can hang a full load of laundry there and have it dry in a day or two. It does get humid in the summer, so I will run a fan if that is the case to dry them more quickly.

    Takes me about the same amount of time to hang them as it does to transfer clothes to the dryer and go back and forth, so it's not a big deal.

    Hooray for laundry!
  • coolbreeze352

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    Oct 26, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    running11 saidi thought this was going to be about making mixed babies and that made me very excited icon_smile.gif


    I'll make a mixed baby with you ;)