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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
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    Fold into separate baskets. Then take them into each persons room to be put away.
    This would never ever work for us. The kids are happy to put away their clothes but only if they are put on their bed.
    Same with H.

    I refuse to wash, dry AND put away everyone's clothing. I wash and dry, they put away.

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    Can't you just walk the basket into their room and pop it on their bed?

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    im a strange person because I have always actually enjoyed ironing. when the children were small I would wash each day, now there is only the two of us, I wash once a week. I would always fold and put away each days washing that same day. I would do any ironing at night after the little people were in bed. I never had enough baskets to allow for a mt foldmore to grow. I think having too many baskets is allowing too many bad habits. I have two clotheslines, one in the open yard and one under cover. they are both used often. a small clothes horse, and a dryer. the dryer is used only when needed. marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    This would never ever work for us. The kids are happy to put away their clothes but only if they are put on their bed.
    Same with H.

    I refuse to wash, dry AND put away everyone's clothing. I wash and dry, they put away.
    Lol I put everything away as DD is only 1, but I hate clutter so if everything is in baskets ready to go away to their respective rooms it helps me relax in the evenings. I put away DH's clothes too cos he just shoves everything in & then the drawers won't shut. I'm a tad anal about it but clutter really stresses me out!

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    I hate the way dh doesn't fold properly. I like things folded up neatly and he just doesn't do it to my liking so it's just easier on everyone if I put the washing away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    im a strange person because I have always actually enjoyed ironing. when the children were small I would wash each day, now there is only the two of us, I wash once a week. I would always fold and put away each days washing that same day. I would do any ironing at night after the little people were in bed. I never had enough baskets to allow for a mt foldmore to grow. I think having too many baskets is allowing too many bad habits. I have two clotheslines, one in the open yard and one under cover. they are both used often. a small clothes horse, and a dryer. the dryer is used only when needed. marie
    We have two small children and I find it so much easier to fold clothes into individual baskets. I can't get into the trap of piling clothes into them all and leaving them all unfolded, they are constantly in use - train, car, basket of toys, somewhere to practise sitting up...the options are endless! Plus, I use them to collect everyone's things around the house and take them to their rooms. Folded washing and their junk, easily packed up and delivered to their rooms for putting away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    My current routine is putting a load on overnight (every night), hanging on the clotheshorse the next day, taking the dry clothes off, folding and putting away straight away. I have the clotheshorse over a heating vent and they're always dry after 24 hours or so (heating isn't on the entire time). Sheets etc get hung outside; we have a line under the deck. Usually they dry enough that I can pop them in the dryer on low for half an hour to just her them super dry. If I miss a day of doing a load, we really notice, so I'm super vigilant about keeping on top of it.

    ETA: I don't iron. Everything gets folded or hung. The only stuff that gets ironed is DH's work shirts, and he does them once a week.

    This is our routine too, almost everything dries overnight it's great, and I also don't iron unless it's hubby's uniform (I deliberately buy fabrics that don't need ironing!). Also, lately my Sard Wondersoap Bar has saved my life, rubbing the bar on under warm water on white school shirts = brand new school shirts Beats any 'soaker' out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby_Tuesday15 View Post
    Can't you just walk the basket into their room and pop it on their bed?
    If only it was that simple. Nope, they would put the basket on the floor and "live" out of it... and knowing DSS, he would be throwing dirty things in on top of the clean ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    Lol I put everything away as DD is only 1, but I hate clutter so if everything is in baskets ready to go away to their respective rooms it helps me relax in the evenings. I put away DH's clothes too cos he just shoves everything in & then the drawers won't shut. I'm a tad anal about it but clutter really stresses me out!
    I hate clutter too, so having 4 baskets would drive me nuts!

    ETA: I wish we had access to an outside line. There's one in the backyard that we are supposed to have access to, but a different family lives in that part of the property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I hate the way dh doesn't fold properly. I like things folded up neatly and he just doesn't do it to my liking so it's just easier on everyone if I put the washing away.
    Yup!! I don't let DP fold clothes as he makes a mess of it.

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    Reading this thread, I must be an environmental-vandal, because I have a massive Kleenmaid dryer which I use every day.
    I am rather obsessional about laundry, and iron most things. I don't like how stiff and crunchy clothes are when they are line-dried. I throw in a few scented dryer-sheets, and they are soft and wrinkle-free. Much easier to fold nicely or iron then.
    I just rotate the days between the 4 of us. I am probably more obsessive about my 2-year-old's clothes, because I like putting all her pink and girly clothes neatly in her wardrobe! It's fun!!
    I handwash cardigans and jumpers, and little dresses, and hang them in her room on a clothes-horse. There's a heater in her room, so they dry quickly.
    The beauty of a dryer is that clothes are ready to be put away 80 minutes after they're washed! I can get multiple loads done a day, then relax in the afternoon (and play on BubHub).

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