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Old 04-19-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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Given this forums knack for efficiency - I want to know how everyone tackles their weekly laundry?

Especially those w/ kids - we do laundry for two adults and two babes and it piles up - especially cuz daddy works out so that's more than one outfit per day.

We also both work full time so time is of the essence.

How often do you do it? who does it? how long does it take? details are appreciated...

Also have to let my teen son rotate his loads in too...
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About once a week.

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three to four loads all on Saturday when electricity is cheaper.
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We just bought the gigundo bosch 3.8something cubic foot front loader. One load of whites, one load of colors twice a week.

Definitely a big improvement over our old 2.8 cubic foot machine.
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I'm single. I bought enough clothes to last me two weeks. Then I figure I get several wears out of each pair of pants So I do laundry anywhere from two weeks to 3 weeks or until I spill on myself.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:42 AM   #6
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While we were raising kids and working, I did all the laundry on Saturday. When DS1 was about 12, he took over all kid's laundry. Now we're retired and we have one load of whites and one load of darks per week. I never minded doing laundry; I hate cleaning bathrooms though.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:15 AM   #7
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For maximum efficiency I recommend you bring it all in to my laundromat, located here: link

Seriously though my wife starts cranking out the laundry once the mountain on our closet floor reaches epic size.

There is usually much attached griping as well, that is an essential part of the process.

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Old 04-20-2007, 01:19 AM   #8
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When my laundry basket fills to the top, I have exactly 1 load,
and am usually starting to run out of something. This occurs
about every 5-7 days, more often if it is raining or very hot.
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I'm single. I bought enough clothes to last me two weeks. Then I figure I get several wears out of each pair of pants So I do laundry anywhere from two weeks to 3 weeks or until I spill on myself.
Heyyy...thats MY old approach...I owned roughly two weeks worth of suits, shirts and ties, and the jeans/teeshirts/sweatshirts just didnt get worn enough to ever become a gating factor.

Then I had to explain to my wife when she asked "Why the #$^# do you have so many suits, shirts and ties?!?"

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2 persons, 2 loads p.w.
Both go into the washer on Sunday evening, get hung outside or in the basement on Monday and get folded or ironed on Monday evening if weather was good or on Thursday if weather was not good.
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I have no idea. I think we have a washer and dryer in the basement.

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For two people I have about 3 loads a week, one white, one color and one delicate. Every other week I have an extra load for sheets.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:29 AM   #13
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seems we run about 2-3 loads a week for a HH of 2. DH does the laundry so he knows the details. (Yes, you read that right--I have the world's best hubby )
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I'm single. I bought enough clothes to last me two weeks. Then I figure I get several wears out of each pair of pants So I do laundry anywhere from two weeks to 3 weeks or until I spill on myself.

I have done you a bit better....

I have enough soxs and underwear for at least a month... they have their own basket for a full load... when the clean basket is close to empty I take the full basket and dump in the washer...

I have a month worth of 'work' shirts.. and the same of other shirts... but this can be a BIG pile as it shows today... I will be washing about 5 or 6 loads tomorrow... one for towels, two for pants and shorts, two or three for shirts... the soxs and undies have a couple more weeks...
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2 adults, 2 teenagers, Once a week if possible on the weekend, I'll take a guess at 3 to 4 loads. In the summer, DW hangs the close outside to drive, partially to save costs, also she says she likes the way they feel. We joined the gym little over a month ago, so maybe one more load per week. Have oversize washing mashine. DW also does special loads for coats, gloves, running shoes, hats, ski pants etc.
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I have no idea. I think we have a washer and dryer in the basement.

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Wow, worked that out BEFORE marriage? Good for you!
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Wow, I'm impressed with how little you all get alway with! SO works outside in the mud and gets very dirty ( ) so we have usually 3-4 loads a week I'd guess. His clothes go straight from the body to bathroom floor to washer. I add in my stuff as it comes along. When the washer's full we run it.

In the summer I set aside whites for a separate wash. In the winter I take them out of the drawer and run them through with bleach once a month or so. There isn't much white except SO's socks in the winter and who really cares if they start to get gray. Pink is a problem though.
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Two methods to handle laundry:

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When I worked full time and had 2 little kids at home, I did all my laundry on Sundays.

Changed all beds and sheets and did the 3 of our laundry. We had to have more clothes that we do now.

Now, I still do sheets and towels and my clothes on Sunday, and do another load of towels and my clothes mid week. My DS doesn't do his laundry enough for my taste, so occasionally I grab his and wash it too.

I wash my bedspread weekly since I have a cat who sheds on it, so I do 4 to 5 loads a week...
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Wow, worked that out BEFORE marriage? Good for you!
Actually I did, funny you should ask.

I am not what you would call a new age man, metrosexual, whatever. Before I got married I informed my wife that she could do laundry, clean the house, take care of the pets, and the kids when we have them. I in return would earn the $$$, buy her a nice house, take her nice places, and treat her like a queen.

It works out well for both of us, and as a result I have not done a load of laudry since I was a sophmore in college what was 11 years ago.

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