I never know how to classify this one.
Hi everybody, and welcome to Laundry Day!
Way back when, I used to post lists for Laundry Day. Today, however, I just want to talk about how everything comes clean in the wash.
Just over a year ago, E.g. and I purchased the first washer and dryer of our relationship, and my first ever. This pair is on the small-and-happy side, so there’s usually enough for four or five loads when I do the weekly wash.
Now of course, you’re all breathless to know — and to compare notes in the comments section — how I sort my wash. Well, I’m glad you asked! Here’s how:
- One load of reds. This load includes purples, pinks, oranges, yellows, and sometimes beiges, depending on my mood.
- One load — sometimes two loads — of greys. This is a catch-all load which may include black jeans, grey tee shirts, maroon socks or deep green office trousers.
- One load of blues. If there are too many blues one week, I might delegate some things into the grey pile or the white pile.
- One load of whites.
Let’s see: white, spearmint, grass, forest, lavender, mauve, pink, red.
I never care about sorting fabrics because all our clothes are the rough-and-tumble sort. Everything gets washed on the “Quick Wash” (33-minute) cycle, cold wash, cold rinse, UNLESS there are any barfy dog towels in the whites load. Then they’ll get the “Normal” (60-minute) cycle, warm wash, cold rinse.
I use unscented laundry detergent, and no fabric softener or dryer sheets; all those extra chemicals make me itch.
How about you?
If I cut it in strips, and numbered them, and then velcroed them back together…