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    Do a load of washing every day.
    Fold then put away straight away. otherwise the laundry pile builds, the folidng pile builds and the ICBF grows with the piles. 😝

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    Oh and I'm one of "those" who washing towels with clothes, darks with whites.. Never had any disasters yet! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    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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    We can be environmental vandals together I don't even own pegs for the clothesline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    Oh and I'm one of "those" who washing towels with clothes, darks with whites.. Never had any disasters yet! Lol
    This has always been me as well! Until I got a new pair of jeans recently. Washed them separately the first time and then just chucked them in with other stuff and they dyed my daughter's pink vest to a lovely shade of purple!!! And then they managed to dye some brand new yellow leggings to a yucky colour! So I started being really careful and a bloody new bib got me and dyed one of my daughter's zippys purple lol!! I've started separation lights and darks now...

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    I wash every night and it comes on at 5am and I hang inside or outside to dry when I get up in the morning. That evening it comes off. I don't have the putting away sorted yet though.

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    I have to do at least two loads of washing a day. Our sheets get changed fortnightly, doona covers once a month. I put ds's clothes on an airer near a window, dh's work clothes go on the airer as well during winter. Towels get done every 3 days all the other washing is done done as I have a load, lights, darks, tea towels and cleaning rags etc. Towels always go in the dryer, winter it's either the dryer or the heater on and that keeps the house warm, during summer everything goes on the line. Everything gets folded as it's brought in off the line or off the airer.

    If I don't do it this way I end up getting so overwhelmed that it causes anxiety. I don't iron anything until it needs to be worn and only if it needs ironing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkin275 View Post
    I have to do at least two loads of washing a day. Our sheets get changed fortnightly, doona covers once a month. I put ds's clothes on an airer near a window, dh's work clothes go on the airer as well during winter. Towels get done every 3 days all the other washing is done done as I have a load, lights, darks, tea towels and cleaning rags etc. Towels always go in the dryer, winter it's either the dryer or the heater on and that keeps the house warm, during summer everything goes on the line. Everything gets folded as it's brought in off the line or off the airer.

    If I don't do it this way I end up getting so overwhelmed that it causes anxiety. I don't iron anything until it needs to be worn and only if it needs ironing.

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    This is exactly how I do my laundry too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    We can be environmental vandals together I don't even own pegs for the clothesline...
    How do you avoid shrinkage? I have one of those super expensive Asko dryers which is used in Sweden where they can't hang anything outside in winter, so it is not supposed to damage clothes, but it does. For this reason I only use it for towels, sheets and daggy work clothes that I don't care about. Not even thinking of the environment, just my delicates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyler View Post
    How do you avoid shrinkage? I have one of those super expensive Asko dryers which is used in Sweden where they can't hang anything outside in winter, so it is not supposed to damage clothes, but it does. For this reason I only use it for towels, sheets and daggy work clothes that I don't care about. Not even thinking of the environment, just my delicates!
    My Kleenmaid has a "Delicates" setting, and I find I have minimal shrinkage. I swear, I love my dryer more than I love my husband


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyler View Post
    How do you avoid shrinkage? I have one of those super expensive Asko dryers which is used in Sweden where they can't hang anything outside in winter, so it is not supposed to damage clothes, but it does. For this reason I only use it for towels, sheets and daggy work clothes that I don't care about. Not even thinking of the environment, just my delicates!
    Before having Bub I worked in the corporate world and got my work clothes (mainly expensive dresses from Cue) dry cleaned. Now my washing is baby clothes, sheets, towels, jeans, cotton / Lycra tops, etc. I think maybe I just have boring clothes!! I do put my gym gear in a bra bag first. The only thing I seem to have ruined is a bamboo nursing top. But the baby's bamboo towels and sheets have come out fine so not sure what went wrong there. I don't mix towels with other washing as it seems to create pills and leaves fluff on everything.

    I don't want to say go ahead and do it though - I wouldn't want to be responsible for shrinking your clothes...!

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