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Old 03-30-2008, 07:28 AM   #21
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Oh heck I even left a black ink pen in a pair of pants last month made it into the dryer!! Whata mess. But they were all my older running clothes. Ink all over the drum of dryer. I did clean in up nicely. But still got a real earful. It is a new dryer!!

Looks like new, used nail polish remover without acetate and that magic eraser!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:39 AM   #22
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Yep newguy put towels in with jeans and a real nice sweatshirt. Oops, wife is really steamed.
I don't see anything wrong with that either, unless the jeans were new and still bleeding color onto things or unless the towels or sweatshirt was white (a huge buying mistake, IMO).

I have burgundy colored towels and blue or navy sweatshirts. I wash everything together except for the stuff that says "cold delicate" on the label. I wash that stuff separately. Sweatshirts, jeans, and towels don't say that on the label, though.

My main gripe is that so many womens' clothes say "lay flat to dry". I have no desire to use up valuable square footage by continually covering it with drying clothes (besides, that looks trashy IMO).
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #23
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Like most guys, mom took care of this for the first 25 yrs of my life then DW
took over... until she became pregnant. I didn't expect her to help build the
deck or lay sod but she apparently was going to be focused on that baby
to a whole different level! I came home from work one day and to my
surprise, posted on the wall above the big machines in the laundry room, was
a poster board with a laundry tree-schematic (if this do that, if not do this),
color-coded, LAMINATED!! (Yep she's a teacher). I've been doing laundry
ever since. May favorite is to fold towels, this can be done blindly while
watching ESPN or the like.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:59 AM   #24
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Like most guys, mom took care of this for the first 25 yrs of my life...
Your mom did your laundry for 25 years? Like most guys?

Whatever happened to becoming an adult at 18-21 and standing on your own two feet (in the laundromat)?
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And why when guys do the laundry do they shove so many thing in at once ? Plus how come they never learned to fold !
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:10 AM   #26
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Like most guys, mom took care of this for the first 25 yrs of my life then DW
took over... until she became pregnant. I didn't expect her to help build the
deck or lay sod but she apparently was going to be focused on that baby
to a whole different level! I came home from work one day and to my
surprise, posted on the wall above the big machines in the laundry room, was
a poster board with a laundry tree-schematic (if this do that, if not do this),
color-coded, LAMINATED!! (Yep she's a teacher). I've been doing laundry
ever since. May favorite is to fold towels, this can be done blindly while
watching ESPN or the like.
really?

I was washing the clothes in middle school, mom came down onemorning during summer vacation, she may have had a hangover but anyways she took a fry pan slammed it on the stove and gave myself and two younger sisters a lesson on how to cook eggs and make a hot breakfast then took us into the basement and showed the laundry deal, then went back upstairs to sleep!!!

Never needed help in the kitchen or laundry room again!

Man I loved my mom too bad MS took her away at 46.
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My wife did get me back last year by insisting I bring home the crayons from a restaurant for Gabe, and then washing my favorite shirt with the crayons still in the pocket...
Just being artistic.......

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I subscribe to the Elaine Boozler theory of laundry:

"If it stays in the hamper long enough, it's clean again..."
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Newguy......I did that too....all the sweatshirts have yellow fuzz on them....but whatever.....it's just fuzz!
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And why when guys do the laundry do they shove so many thing in at once ? Plus how come they never learned to fold !
We do it that way so our DWs will judge us incompetent and take over the task themselves. It use to work. Now DW says I just need more remedial training. Well it was a good ride while it lasted.
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