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post #21 of 117
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Originally Posted by JamieCatheryn View Post
I've got one though, my DH gets up in the middle of the night for a snack- cereal, yogurt, ice cream, popsicle, whatever. Often, he finishes off a container, and puts it back/leaves it in the fridge or pantry! I see it and think we still have some, plan to have it, don't buy more, then go to get it out and find nothing is left!
That's weird. Maybe you could do it, too. Then he might think of using a trash can in the future.
post #22 of 117
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Originally Posted by mommysarah5 View Post
So I'm no suzy homemaker, but I do enough in a day as it is, and I draw the line and shirt turning. I feel better now lol
I'm glad you feel better

I wonder why you stressed so much over this in the first place? Maybe I'm just laid back (or lazy ), but I often fold shirts inside-out and put them away. I just don't think it's a big deal, and my family can "right" them before they wear them. They've never complained I do the same for my shirts, lol!

Othertimes, I "right" them. It depends on my mood.

eta to add....dh does laundry, too. He is better than my about "righting" them, but he doesn't always. No biggie!
post #23 of 117
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Originally Posted by mommysarah5 View Post
in other news, my husband forgot (again!) to put the lid on properly on the cookie container. (he forget this every time he takes a cookie) and now no one can have cookies because ants got to them
When I bake cookies, I leave a few out on a plate on the counter. The rest go in a ziploc bag in the freezer. I learned this from my dad. He loved/loves baking and would do so on weekends. He'd bake enough for a couple weeks or for a month, so he'd freeze the extra. I actually began to prefer frozen chocolate chip cookies over hot gooey ones (because I didn't want to wait for them to thaw).
post #24 of 117
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Originally Posted by mommysarah5 View Post
I really don't care about clothes staying new-looking.
We just wear them to cover our bodies.
I am all about whats practical, and turning his shirts the right way is not!
Me, too.
post #25 of 117


Sorry to laugh. My dh does the same thing.....it's not one of the things that bothers *me* but I understand. I say, pick your battles...this isn't one I would try to battle! ( The clothes seem just as clean to me, inside out or not. )

post #26 of 117
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Originally Posted by amynbebes View Post
...but his socks, well he's lucky if I bother to find a match. He can play the match game with his socks.
Oh yeah. The socks. I won't even touch his when they're dirty. Yuck! Sweaty, stinky, fungal yeasty smelling things they are. He** no. If he doesn't put them directly into the washing machine, they normally won't be washed. He occasionally leaves them on the living room floor when he removes them shortly after getting home from work. They may stay there a couple days, or I will grab the broom and use it to pick them up and toss in the washing machine when I'm tired of looking at them. But I will not touch them when they're unwashed. I haven't sorted/folded socks in ages, I can't even remember when I used to. I know I did because my mom was so anal about these things. My husband has a sock drawer. All his clean socks are tossed in there. In the morning, he sits on the edge of the bed, opens the drawer and tries to find a couple that are similar. All his socks are either white or black and mostly the same brand, so it really doesn't matter anyway.
post #27 of 117
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Far as I know, turning clothes from inside out to inside in is part of doing laundry, it doesn't exactly take a whole lot of time either.
I think it's fairly normal, too. But I don't do it before the clothes are washed. Ew. I don't like getting dirty clothes all over my skin. I wait until they are fresh and clean from the dryer before flipping them.

Oh, it's just my husband's clothes I have this aversion to, not mine or my daughters. It's because his job is not one of the cleanest so his clothes are quite nasty after a day at work.
post #28 of 117
This thread made me laugh because dh asked ME to please turn my clothes right side out when I put them in the hamper so he didn't have to turn them when doing laundry. This was a few years ago when he did more laundry and I did more cooking. I tend to wash whichever way items end up, but I do flip things right side out when folding. Dh is a much neater folder than I am too.
post #29 of 117
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Far as I know, turning clothes from inside out to inside in is part of doing laundry, it doesn't exactly take a whole lot of time either.
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I turn everything inside-out when I wash anyways. It's a great way to prevent wash wear. I also zip, snap, and button everything up, but that might be part of my laundry-induced OCD.

What squicks me out is fishing the rolled together sock balls from DH's gym bag. So gross.
post #30 of 117
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
I think it's fairly normal, too. But I don't do it before the clothes are washed. Ew. I don't like getting dirty clothes all over my skin. I wait until they are fresh and clean from the dryer before flipping them.

Oh, it's just my husband's clothes I have this aversion to, not mine or my daughters. It's because his job is not one of the cleanest so his clothes are quite nasty after a day at work.
My husband's work clothes stink, esp in the summer. He sweats a ton and they are damp and GROSS. I actually don't touch them - he puts them in the hamper and I will grab them with a dirty towel or something to put them in the wash. No way in h*ll I'm going to turn them right side out before washing!!!!
post #31 of 117
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
My husband's work clothes stink, esp in the summer. He sweats a ton and they are damp and GROSS. I actually don't touch them - he puts them in the hamper and I will grab them with a dirty towel or something to put them in the wash. No way in h*ll I'm going to turn them right side out before washing!!!!
Ah, it's nice to know I'm not the only one. The only difference is that we don't us laundry hampers and I don't sort colors. Dirty clothes go in the machine and when it's full, I wash a load. I like keeping things simple. None of us own any fancy clothes that require special treatment. Well, I misspoke. My daughters have a couple fancy dresses Grandma just 'had' to buy them. The only special treatment those dresses get are they are removed sooner from the dryer than the other clothes.
post #32 of 117
ooo,oo,ooo I'll go! Doing a small load when there is a mountain of dirty laundry sitting right beside the machine- a big pet peeve of mine.
post #33 of 117
Purity you do keep it simple! My dh used to do laundry that way, but I have to seperate. I hate how my white tees get dingy when washed with darks. :

I'm also glad I'm not the only one who hates dh's stinky work clothing. I only wish I could hide it away in the washer until ready to go.
post #34 of 117
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Originally Posted by Dandelionkid View Post
ooo,oo,ooo I'll go! Doing a small load when there is a mountain of dirty laundry sitting right beside the machine- a big pet peeve of mine.
Oh, gosh, this just reminded me. Once in a while, my husband will wash a small load of clothes if he's run out of his few black shirts and black jeans for work. He will remove all dirty clothes from the washing machine to toss in his set of clothes because he thinks it will be faster than washing a larger load.
post #35 of 117
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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
Purity you do keep it simple! My dh used to do laundry that way, but I have to separate. I hate how my white tees get dingy when washed with darks. :

See, that's why it doesn't bother me. I don't own any white tees. I don't wear anything white other than my socks. And I don't care how sparkly my socks are. I rarely ever wear socks, anyway.

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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
I'm also glad I'm not the only one who hates dh's stinky work clothing. I only wish I could hide it away in the washer until ready to go.
It really makes my life less stinky being able to hide all dirty clothing in the washer. Although, I will add, I do not ever close my washer lid unless it is in the process of washing. If I do, it begins to smell a bit moldy. I sometimes run bleach in there with no clothes to freshen it up a bit.
post #36 of 117
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
Oh, gosh, this just reminded me. Once in a while, my husband will wash a small load of clothes if he's run out of his few black shirts and black jeans for work. He will remove all dirty clothes from the washing machine to toss in his set of clothes because he thinks it will be faster than washing a larger load.
Yes- it never fails We once had a pet peeve discussion. We each took a few minutes and back-and-forth listed all our pet peeves about each other. It was pretty light-hearted but very nice to get it all out!
post #37 of 117
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Originally Posted by CottontailKate View Post
Your husband puts his shirts in the hamper?


I also fold shirts inside out.

DH always throws his clothes on the bathroom floor.

As such, I'll usually have a dark load waiting in the washer ready to go. When he gets home, I'll tell him to put his work clothes in and start it. If he forgets, well...he wears dirty clothes the next day. If he starts the washer, I'll put everything in the dryer before bed.

He doesn't help with the laundry at all, so I don't think walking his clothes twenty feet to the laundry room is too much to ask. Sounds harsh...but after so many years I am tired of picking up laundry on the floor.
post #38 of 117
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
OThey may stay there a couple days, or I will grab the broom and use it to pick them up and toss in the washing machine when I'm tired of looking at them. But I will not touch them when they're unwashed.
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Pretty much!
post #39 of 117
this used to drive me insane (along with the non-sorting and putting clean clothes in the hamper) for years. Eventually I just moved my hampers to the laundry room and put a basket in the bedroom. DH and the kids all toss their clothes in there and I sort them every morning, including righting the inside out shirts. It only takes a minute and usually inspires me to start a load of laundry right away.
post #40 of 117

Peeves

Can I contribute the peeves of my ex-husband? Maybe then it will be clear why I got divorced......

I attempted to have 3 different hampers--one for darks, one for whites and one for colors. He ignored them, and would either leave his clothes all over the floor, or just take them off and put everything he had on in whatever hamper he felt like lifting the top off of.

He used to take off his socks, inside out, then put them in a ball and put them in the hamper. I got sick of unballing them and turning them the right way, so I started just putting them in the washing machine in the backwards ball----but get this, he got made at me for NOT unballing them and turning them right side in!!!

He used to take a shower and leave the wet towel on top of the just-made bed............despite me asking him time and time again not to do that because it made the bed all wet.

He would make a peanut butter sandwich, and leave the knife with peanut butter (and sometimes jelly) all over it in the sink. The peanut butter would get hard and get onto the sink----and guess who had to take a scrubbie pad and get it off??

He smoked, and if there was no ash tray within his arm's reach so he could squash the butt out, he would balance the filter on it's head on any flat surface. That used to drive me NUTS!! I'd be walking around the house, finding cig butts on his nightstand, on the desk where the computer was, in the coffee table in front of the couch.

He was just a total slob, seriously. Those are just a couple of the things he used to do---there are a ton more, believe me. He was just totally inept to do anything for himself----like a child that never advanced from age 4. But, he was a lawyer, so go figure. If it weren't for me, he would have showed up in court with holes in his pants.
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