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post #41 of 94
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I can present the conclusion that either nobody ever buys clothes that wrinkle, or we're all wearing wrinkly clothes.
Or a combination of both.

The kids and I live in jeans, shorts and shirts that don't need ironing. If something gets wadded up fresh out of the drier it might get wrinkled. We wear it anyway.

Dd and I have a few button down blouses that look better ironed. I iron them about half the time. Most of the time they get hung up straight out of the drier, so they're 'good enough'.

My mother wouldn't let those shirts go out of the house unironed.

But Mom ironed underwear, too.
post #42 of 94
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I can present the conclusion that either nobody ever buys clothes that wrinkle, or we're all wearing wrinkly clothes.


Mine are okay but I will say that ds1 is always wrinkled no matter what I do.
post #43 of 94
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I can present the conclusion that either nobody ever buys clothes that wrinkle, or we're all wearing wrinkly clothes.
I wear wrinkly clothes a lot. I hate ironing way more than I'm bothered by wrinkles.
post #44 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 4
2) How many loads are dirty? Right now? About 6.
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) Uhmmm,,,3, I think. No, 4. Err, actually 5.
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?One in the dryer, dry, one is clean & folded in a basket, 3 are unfolded in baskets. Oops, have to go change last answer to 5--had to do alot of bedding this week including a duvet due to some pee accidents.
5) How often do you iron clothes? Once every 2 years or so.
6) How often do you mend clothes? Occasional buttons, that's it.
post #45 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 5
2) How many loads are dirty? If I put it all together? maybe 2? Each person has their own basket(s), and I wash a load every day, rotating. I have a schedule. I am totally OCD and anal about it.
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) 1 - DD's clothes are clean and folded in a basket, with hanging clothes on top. I'm waiting for her to wake up from her nap to put them away.
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?
5) How often do you iron clothes? Almost never.
6) How often do you mend clothes? Rarely. I fix buttons, and that's about it.
post #46 of 94
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Originally Posted by azgirl View Post
.I have a basket/drawer/place for 7 different loads of laundry (I don't have a lot of space so I have to be creative) jeans, lights, darks, black, white, red/brights and dish/cleaning towels.
So, do you mean you have a laundry category for each day of the week, and do one load a day? Is that why it's 7 loads?
post #47 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 3
2) How many loads are dirty? 1 load of jeans, and a half load of whites.
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? 2
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? Towels that are in the dryer, and work clothes in the washer that I have to hang dry before I go to bed.
5) How often do you iron clothes? only if we're really dressing up, but even then, we try to buy clothes that don't need a lot of care (ironing, hand-wash, or dry-clean)
6) How often do you mend clothes? very rarely, although I just stitched up 3 seams in a pair of work pants about a week ago. It has to be a pretty important item. However, due to a tighter than usual budget with no end in sight, items in general are more important than they used to be. There will be more mending in my future. Lol.
post #48 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? FIVE
2) How many loads are dirty?
four/five/six, not sure
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)
three
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? one is hanging in the basement, two are folded and in baskets in the hall
5) How often do you iron clothes?
special occasions only. as a rule, we don't buy clothes that require ironing.
6) How often do you mend clothes?
as required for immediate wear/monthly or so I take on the pile/I mainly just discard or use for rags and replace from the local thriftshop

In the summer months, I only do laundry when the weather is conducive to line drying. It takes dire circumstances for me to do anything else.

I try to get everything clean and off the laundry room floor before we take trips, otherwise, my laundry is never done.

Laundry is a sisyphean task, don't kid yourself. Sometimes I get frustrated...sometimes I get all high minded and tell myself it's a zen exercise...mostly I try not to think about it.
post #49 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 4 and 2 cats
2) How many loads are dirty? 1
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) 4
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? 1 in the dryer, 3 folded in the baskets-- in the proper rooms
5) How often do you iron clothes? does fluffing in the dryer count as ironing?
6) How often do you mend clothes? if I love it, I'll fix it. sometimes with a safety pin!

You know, I feel much better reading the responses, lol. Going from 3 people to 4 has increased the laundry by 4 loads a week!
post #50 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 2 adults and 1 toddler
2) How many loads are dirty? just a few dish towels - just did laundry the last couple of days
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? 0
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? N/A
5) How often do you iron clothes? I iron some of DH's shirts and cloth napkins, maybe once every couple of weeks.
6) How often do you mend clothes? As needed - maybe once every couple of months.

The sum of our laundry is probably 9 regular loads, including diapers.

I should wash sheets and towels more though.
post #51 of 94
Laundry is my nemesis. I had to click on this thread because I just made a mental note that tomorrow, I must finally tackle the laundry that needs folded.

1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 3
2) How many loads are dirty? 1-2
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) I'll just say it- like 8-10 to be folded and 1 dirty.
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? see above
5) How often do you iron clothes? I iron like 1 thing if I'm wearing it and it absolutely needs it. Maybe once a week.
6) How often do you mend clothes? Rarely.
post #52 of 94
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Originally Posted by journeymom View Post
Or a combination of both.

The kids and I live in jeans, shorts and shirts that don't need ironing. If something gets wadded up fresh out of the drier it might get wrinkled. We wear it anyway.

Dd and I have a few button down blouses that look better ironed. I iron them about half the time. Most of the time they get hung up straight out of the drier, so they're 'good enough'.

My mother wouldn't let those shirts go out of the house unironed.

But Mom ironed underwear, too
.
Seriously?! Far out!
post #53 of 94
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
I wear wrinkly clothes a lot. I hate ironing way more than I'm bothered by wrinkles.
My DH's clothes are always wrinkled and his co-workers sometimes would comment about that.
post #54 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for?3
2) How many loads are dirty? 5 or 6
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) All of them
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? The washed loads are in baskets, the dirty clothes and on the floor and in a hamper
5) How often do you iron clothes? Iron? What's that?
6) How often do you mend clothes? Umm, rarely.
post #55 of 94
Thread Starter 
I'm glad I posted this thread... I've enjoyed reading all of the responses.
I look forward to when I return from the cottage and can update my current state of my laundry and read the rest of the responses

I'll be back soon...
post #56 of 94
I HATE laundry, with a passion.

1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? 3

2) How many loads are dirty? 1 (should be 2 but I am giving up on separating colors and whites now that DD is done with the white school uniform shirts)

3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!) 1

4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now? Sitting in drier, where they mostly stay until the next load or the stuff is used up and ready to washed again. Sometimes I just a pull out the dry stuff to put in a fresh load and then stuff it back in again when it it done running. Perhaps now we are in a house with plenty of closet space I will take some initiative to fold and put stuff away (or so I tell myself).

5) How often do you iron clothes? A few items each day, as needed. Maybe a pair of pants or shirt for the office (DH does his own when needed). DD has taken a liking to warm ironed clothes (including underwear and socks). Right now, the pieces are so small that I do not mind, but I should break her of the habit lest she think that this is a service that will be provided in perpetuity.

6) How often do you mend clothes? Rarely, perhaps a button or opened seam, but it usually takes me a long time toget to it because I have to find the needle and right color thread.

I had two glorious years of living overseas where we had somebody who took care of all the washing, line drying, and ironing - it was complete bliss (though that is where DD got the idea of ironing undies and socks).

Now we are waiting for our clothes washer to be repaired so it sucks in triplicate since we have to lug everything to a laundromat for washing then bring it home wet for drying, either by line (clothes) or by drier (sheets and towels).
post #57 of 94
1) How many members of your family do you wash clothes for? all 5 of us
2) How many loads are dirty?3 huge loads
3) How many loads are part-way through the process? (if they aren't folded AND put away, you have to count them!)4
4) If previous question is greater than zero, where are the loads now?2 on my bed, half folded, one on my diningroom table still crunchy from the clothesline and one almost done a wash cycle
5) How often do you iron clothes?almost never...I'm a Mom of 3! who has time to iron!
6) How often do you mend clothes? a few times a year...my pile is steadily growing
post #58 of 94
Oh - I just wanted to add that, for the year that I was a single mom, I had no finished loads, according to the criteria in the OP. (Okay - I folded and put away ds1's clothes, but that was it.)

For that entire year, I had a queen-sized bed all to myself. So, all my clean clothes went on the bed. I never put them away. It just wasn't a priority, and I could find the clothes on the bed really easily. Now that there are two (and often three - right now, it's three) people in the queen-size, that doesn't work...everything ends up on the floor in the morning.
post #59 of 94
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
Oh - I just wanted to add that, for the year that I was a single mom, I had no finished loads, according to the criteria in the OP. (Okay - I folded and put away ds1's clothes, but that was it.)

For that entire year, I had a queen-sized bed all to myself. So, all my clean clothes went on the bed. I never put them away. It just wasn't a priority, and I could find the clothes on the bed really easily. Now that there are two (and often three - right now, it's three) people in the queen-size, that doesn't work...everything ends up on the floor in the morning.
Sounds like me Mine aren't on the bed, but they are stacked in a corner of my room!
post #60 of 94
The laundry basket is bottomless at our house. I do one load every night to keep up with it all just to keep the baskets empty. Folding it and putting it away is another story.

1) 4
2) 0
3) 1 load in the washer, one in the dryer, and several in laundry baskets waiting to be folded and put away.
4) One basket is in DD's room waiting to be put away, one is in the upstairs hallway outside the laundry room.
5) I usually only iron mine, maybe a couple of time a week at most.
6) Whenever necessary

Thank you for taking the time to answer my survey. I'm curious about all of the responses.[/QUOTE]
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