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10-08-2015 00:01 #21
10-08-2015 09:38 #22
Keep on top of it, or it becomes such a huge job.
For me this means setting the time delay on the machine for early morning, hang after brekkie, fold the dry washing in the evening after dinner (with a glass of wine!). If I wash every day it's only 10 min of folding.
Try a clothes horse in a window on wet days, you'd be surprised how much sun still shines in on wet days.
Fold into separate baskets. Then take them into each persons room to be put away.
10-08-2015 10:14 #23
I wash every day. At the end of the day, I go round and collect all the dirty washing and set the machine to start in the morning. Then I either chuck in the dryer or hang. In my morning routine, I then fold dry stuff and pop it all away. Usually I have another load to do in the morning, so I pop that on once I get out the one from overnight. If I keep on top of it, it's not so much of an issue to fold and chuck away each morning.
10-08-2015 10:25 #24
I brought a washer/dryer combo and never hang anything on the line (lazy I know but that's how I manage). Always do at least one load a day. Put it in, press a button, come back 4 hrs later and it's washed and dried. Always fold the same day so a big daunting pile never builds up.
10-08-2015 10:27 #25
Do you have issues with stuff shrinking or getting ruined in the dryer though? I have stuff that I have to hang to dry, otherwise it gets wrecked.
10-08-2015 10:44 #26
The biggest downside is the electricity bill!!! Dryers chew through power.
10-08-2015 11:29 #27
how often do people change bedsheets? I must say I don't change mine like weekly or anything. maybe that's gross but I can live with that. we don't go to bed dirty or naked lol.
towels I wash once a week on Mondays. our front study is the warmest room in the house and gets heaps of sun most of the day. so even on a cool day, it's like a little greenhouse. I have a horse in there that I hang all my towels on. even in Melbourne winter they're dry within 1-2 days. I also run the ducted heating and close the door so it's very toasty in there. this enables me to heat my house and not have to run the clothes dryer.
other clothes get washed usually once a week at weekends. if it's really cold/wet/miserable I'll run the clothes dryer.
have also set up another drying station up in our room upstairs as it's also at the front of the house and gets good sunlight. the ducted heating is also very warm upstairs so stuff dries pretty quickly. I'll hang undies/bras/socks upstairs so they're easier to put away as soon as they're dry (it's a long tedious walk up the stairs to put washing away you see 😂) and the bigger stuff goes in the study downstairs.
10-08-2015 11:32 #28
I have a cleaning routine and on Wednesdays (daycare day for my oldest), I do the sheets. Without my routine, who knows when I would get to them lol
10-08-2015 11:34 #29
Sheets on our bed are weekly, fortnightly on the boys' beds. Towels weekly, clothes every day. I'm in Melbourne as well and rarely use the dryer. We have 2 clotheslines and one is undercover and stuff dries on there even in this weather. All clothes go on the clotheshorse over a heating vent in winter.
10-08-2015 13:20 #30
I need hacks too. I honestly am hopeless at washing. I wash probably every second day but I don't sort things except for towels. I fold as I take the clothes off the line but then they sit in the basket for days or if I need the basket for another load I take them out and put them in piles on the dining table. I HATE putting washing away so the piles sit there for days and days. When I really get sick of seeing the piles sitting there I sort it and get the kids to put theirs away and I put Dh's and mine away. It is just a vicious cycle.
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