Laundry Day....sucks

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    Mar 30, 2013 8:02 AM GMT
    since this job takes at least 2 hrs out of ones day classified as the worst chore ever......worse than, dishes, dusting, vacuuming or trash

    weather your in college, living at home, sharing with roommies, husbands and/or with kids or by yourself, this chore is fucked up! icon_evil.gif

    me: 2 loads every two weeks, extra load every 3rd week (for bedding), laundry room shared and i fold out of the dryer, my best shared story: i nabbed a nice pair of calvin klein boxer briefs left over from a hot guy who just moved out of his apt, found in the dryer, and they fit!

    how do you do your laundry? (fold, iron, throw in basket) how often? how many loads? at home machines, laundromat, laundromat paid service or laundry room shared? what are your laundry horror stories? meet anyone doing this chore? do you have a maid?
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    Mar 30, 2013 8:32 AM GMT
    I hate laundromats or communal laundry in apartment complexes because:

    - People steal shit. One time someone stole my laundry bag. I mean, you can buy those things for a $2 at the store. Cheap bastards. I'm just glad my clothes haven't been stolen. Not that my clothes are worth stealing.

    - Some people wash the nastiest things in those machines. They leave some type of residue or stink in the machine. And if you didn't notice when you loaded your laundry, the smell/residue is now on your clothes.

    - Some people don't even use detergent. This definitely creates a bad stank.

    - A few knuckleheads believe that a good substitute for dryer sheets is perfume or cologne. You can tell when you're about put your clothes in the dryer and it smells like the perfume counter at a department store.

    - Laundromats are a favorite hangout for homeless or transient people for some reason.

    - There's always a greedy cunt or two that uses 5 or more machines. Either they're doing laundry for the Brady Bunch, or they wait until they wear their entire wardrobe before washing. Can't imagine having dirty clothes sitting in hamper or pile for that long.

    - Whenever I see couples do laundry, they're always fighting.

    - Laundromats that use tokens or access cards suck.

    - I rarely see any hot guys there. Probably because I do my laundry in the evenings. I've seen one or two cute guys in recent months. But the place I go to is cramped and not a very good environment to socialize. People sit in their cars and wait till their load is done.

    My last few places, I've been lucky. I had my own washer/dryer. So I didn't have to deal with any of the above. But my current place doesn't have laundry. So I have to go to the laundromat once a week to do two loads. The whole ordeal takes about an hour or so. I could be using that time to make dinner or even head to the gym real quick. But there's no way I'm leaving my laundry unattended. I really don't mind doing laundry. I just prefer doing it at home.
  • Tombo

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    Mar 30, 2013 8:58 AM GMT
    How on earth does it take 2 hours out of the day? I jsut bung it in the washer, sometimes leave it there overnight then hang it up whenever I can be bothered.

    It is hugely boring though
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    Mar 30, 2013 10:52 AM GMT
    Well fortunately, I hate dishes more than anything.

    I am lazy with laundry. I do a load or two throughout the week. I leave in basket or piles until I need it unless I have company coming over.

    I do not iron unless I absolutely have to! I fluff in the dryer with a laundry ball thing that steams out wrinkles.

    I am a terrible gay.
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    Mar 30, 2013 11:00 AM GMT
    Imagine having to do it the old way...

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    Mar 30, 2013 11:12 AM GMT
    how do you do your laundry?
    Previously I use either machine or give it to maid...now I do everything by myself, with my hands...the old way!

    how often?
    Once a week, Doesn't take more than a hour...and I wash a lot better than machine or maid.
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    Mar 30, 2013 11:18 AM GMT
    "I nabbed a nice pair of calvin klein boxer briefs left over from a hot guy who just moved out of his apt, found in the dryer, and they fit!"

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    Well that's one way to get..."The Fuzzy Muppets"
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    Mar 30, 2013 2:14 PM GMT
    I love doing laundry. And I also find ironing very relaxing. Nothing like sleeping on freshly laundered and ironed sheets.
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    Mar 30, 2013 2:21 PM GMT
    Jesus, I love laundry day. All the fresh clean clothes, and the smells! Use a good detergent and some of the things on the laundry aisle that make everything smell great. People will notice! My ex always smelled like clean laundry. Loved it.
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    Mar 30, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    I have a peculiar aversion to other people handling and washing my clothes. Around the age of 12 I taught myself how to use the home washer & dryer, didn't even like my Mother washing my things, and I've been doing my own clothes ever since.

    I consider it something of an art form, proud that I can get most of my clothes to come out of the dryer ready to wear, no ironing required. (Tricks include washing likes together, not overloading, proper cycle & temperature, and a long cool-down tumble without heat in the dryer, with shirts & pants going directly to hangers, never piled in a basket)

    I washed my late partner's clothes for him, not a chore at all, happy to do it. My present partner chooses to wash his own. But nobody washes mine.
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    Mar 30, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    I don't mind doing laundry at all. I enjoy washing my two loads every week. I have a big folding table by the dryer, so things get folded and put away immediately. Now dusting and vacuuming.....not at all enjoyable.
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    I think the washer and dryer were the first things I spent a lot of money on that weren't "boys toys." Real grown-up shit. Bummer. With the job I had, there weren't any landromats open during the hours I was off work.

    Back in the college towns I lived in before that, there were laundries with attached taverns. Or taverns with laundry machines in the back. No problem. Of course now, the laundry room is also my gym. No problem.
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    I do mine every 2 weeks or so (once I run out of white undershirts). I do 2 loads. Whites / Everything else haha. I don't find it a hassle though, since I have my own washer/dryer. So its a pretty easy start and leave chore. Mostly annoying part is folding / hanging everything back up, but either turn on some music or do it while watching TV and its not bad.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 30, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    I agree with the OP 100% about laundry day. I detest it big time. Mainly because I have to walk seven blocks to the nearest laundramat because my current home doesn't have laundry facilities available. Doing laundry is just a big pain in the ass.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 30, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    It isn't often I'm really critical about things here, but some of you need to just "do it" and stop whining. I don't have a "laundry day", I do 3 loads a week or so, usually 1 during the week and a couple on the weekend since I do my bed sheets. I have no issues folding up my stuff or putting them away.

    I'd rather look good in clean clothes than not. Interesting how things our parents taught us (or not) can be easy or hard starting from childhood. I learned how to do laundry when I was 10 years old along with cleaning the house. Neither are issues for me now.... but I DIDN'T learn to cook and guess what?
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    wait, u only wash ur bedding every 3 weeks?

    Damn boy. That's staaank/.
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    It's kinda creepy that you stole someone's underwear
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    I saw this and reminded me I have to do laundry....... thanks.....icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 30, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Yep, next on my list. That and taxes, my favorite things right behind snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes!
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    Mar 30, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    I just let the maid do it once a week, even though I don't mind doing it myself. I do my own ironing and putting away though.
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    Mar 30, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    I hate the idea of folding several loads of laundry at once (laundry room in apt complex), so I have 3 laundry baskets--one for whites, colors, bedding. When one is filled, I wash that one. I'm in the jacuzzi/pool while it's washing and drying. No big deal.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Mar 30, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    Nothing to it, really....I will usually do four loads on Friday night and save the towels for Saturday. The business casual stuff I wear is washed separate from my jeans and more casual wear. When I wash the sheets, I'll make the bed from another set I did the week before. I have blankets and throws the cats like to sleep on laundered after that. Usually done by 11 PM if I start by 7 PM.

    While stuff is in the washer and dryer I'm on here or doing other stuff. Master of Multitasking here.

    Easy. Piece of cake.
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    Mar 30, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    yeah most of my clothes have to be hung dry or dired on a flat surface, such a bitch. I just play music, go across the street to grab a coffee, put some spiced rum in it and let the boring times commence.
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    Mar 30, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    too funny, now im seeing banner ads, on this page, for GE washers and dryers, no cookie tracking here.....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 30, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
    redox87 saidImagine having to do it the old way...

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    grandma had one of these, the newer model...icon_smile.gif

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