or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › do you fold your underwear?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

do you fold your underwear? - Page 3

Poll Results: do you fold underwear?

 
  • 35% (134)
    yes
  • 23% (89)
    no
  • 20% (77)
    I only match and fold socks
  • 17% (67)
    Hahahaha, I'm lucky I get the laundry done
  • 2% (8)
    other
375 Total Votes  
post #41 of 124
I always fold dh's boxers. I fold/stack my bras. and fold dd's camis.
post #42 of 124
I do fold it but my house is not tidy!
post #43 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
ahh your washing once a week....... i never wait that long
well, I wash kitchen towels about twice a week, bath towels once a week, uniforms and dark clothes once or twice a week, light clothes once or twice a week, and underwear and socks once a week, so that pretty much means I'm doing laundry daily. 4 people generate a lot of laundry. Usually I can put underwear and socks with the bath towels, and I wash our hand towels separately because they're dark. Once a week for each load with a front loader conserves water fairly well, and then we collect it in a tank to use to water trees, so it isn't going to waste. Most every thing gets hung to dry except for towels, washcloths, socks and cotton underwear. I can't stand mildewy smells, so those have to go in the dryer, and we have a place to hang the wet used ones until they are washed again as well. It seems to me I'm always doing laundry.
post #44 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeldabee View Post
Wow, am I the only stacker? I stack them neatly and put them in the drawer. When I was married, I folded my husband's boxers and stacked the tighties. When it was my turn to do laundry, that is.

ETA Socks are paired and rolled one into the other and thrown in the drawer. That and stacking underwear was how it was done when I was growing up.
That's exactly how I do it. The underwear gets stacked by type (e.g. three piles: thongs, boyshorts, bikinis; and two piles: boxers and boxer briefs for DH), the socks get matched and rolled and separated in everyday cotton and pant socks, bras get folded and piled by type (underwire, no underwire, sport bras) and DH's undershirts are folded like t-shirts and piled by type (wife beater, short sleeved, v-neck) and color (black and white). I can't imagine trying to find the underwear that works with a particular outfit or the socks that go well every day in the laundry basket. And no, I'm far from OCD and my house is messy often. It's just about finding the right thing fast enough.

And as I said before, my mother irons all underwear (she folds it in thirds and presses it with the iron so that they stack neatly) and she also irons towels and sheets. I used to feel quite naughty just folding the sheets and ironing the top fold only! Sadly it's been a while since I've even touched an iron.
post #45 of 124
I fold my and my husband's undies. The girls' I just stack; they are really too small to stay folded properly.
post #46 of 124
I used to fold underwear. I don't any more. With 5 people's underwear it's too much to keep up with it. And I didn't notice any difference anyway. So I concluded they don't need folding at all. I do fold socks.
post #47 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamallama View Post
life is too short to fold underwear!
agreed!
post #48 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigeyes View Post
well, I wash kitchen towels about twice a week, bath towels once a week, uniforms and dark clothes once or twice a week, light clothes once or twice a week, and underwear and socks once a week, so that pretty much means I'm doing laundry daily. 4 people generate a lot of laundry. Usually I can put underwear and socks with the bath towels, and I wash our hand towels separately because they're dark. Once a week for each load with a front loader conserves water fairly well, and then we collect it in a tank to use to water trees, so it isn't going to waste. Most every thing gets hung to dry except for towels, washcloths, socks and cotton underwear. I can't stand mildewy smells, so those have to go in the dryer, and we have a place to hang the wet used ones until they are washed again as well. It seems to me I'm always doing laundry.
thats to much sorting for me all my towels etc go in together, darks (including socks and underwear), lights (w/ socks and underwear) and ds's clothes
post #49 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
thats to much sorting for me all my towels etc go in together, darks (including socks and underwear), lights (w/ socks and underwear) and ds's clothes
Multiple baskets, everyone is responsible for sorting their own clothes into the proper baskets, and what is in the wrong place doesn't get washed until the next week if I find it at the bottom or after that load is already done. Dh gets a pass since I sort ours, otherwise he would never have clean uniforms. Is this a dark or a light?
post #50 of 124
Underwear and socks do not get folded in our house. I can't say they NEVER do, because one of my favorite 'sit down and get yourself under control' chores is for the kids to fold socks. But that only happens once every 2-3 months.
post #51 of 124
Pre-baby I used to fold our underwear, but now I am lucky if anything in the laundry baskets gets folded and put away before it gets worn again! :
post #52 of 124
Nope, I just throw them in the in the drawer.
post #53 of 124
I barely have enough time to shower and put on clean underwear, I'm not about to waste time folding them
post #54 of 124
Yup, I HAVE to fold them - if I didn't I would go about the rest of my day thinking about it. So folding it is just easier!
post #55 of 124
I only fold dh's boxers. Pre-kids I folded underwear but I barely have time to wash underwear now, much less fold it. I voted other since I fold dh's and once my boys get old enough to wear boxers I'll fold theirs too (when I'm not making them do it themselves But either way, they'll get folded )
post #56 of 124
Voted no because it reminds me of my MIL who not only folds underwear but irons creases into jeans.
post #57 of 124
I used to. Until I got overwhelmed with laundry...about 3 kids ago.

Right now all the clothes we own - all 27 bins of them - are stacked in my room awaiting sorting and purging. (My 2008 in 2008 challenge for January! ) So I wash, dry and bring them up already in the bin. I go by memory where stuff is that I need.

Oh, and I don't sort. All the dirty laundry we generated during the day gets thrown in the washer together. Exceptions are dh's clothes, towels/washcloths/kitchen rags and the baby's diapers.
post #58 of 124
i voted that i only match socks, but that isn't quite true. dh wears boxer briefs and i fold them in half and put them in his drawer in a stack. for the 2 who wear underwear, i stack them neatly and put them in their drawers like that. my underwear i just shove in my drawer. i match up everybody's socks though, even my own.
post #59 of 124
No, I don't fold any of the underwear. I stopped matching socks for older kids too. I give them all their socks and they put them together themselves. I do mine and DH and dd2.
post #60 of 124
fold? : I take it the folders are also Type A people? My mother is a folder... I'm happy if the underwear makes it into a drawer... clean
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Mindful Home
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › do you fold your underwear?