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alicat72
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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
who else is so far behind with their laundry that they could just scream?

ugh.

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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
A-A-H-H-H-H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been working on laundry with no end in sight! My youngest son is going to Philadelphia on Friday for two weeks so it all has to be done to pack his bags. In fact I'm waiting for a load to come out of the dryer at 11:00 and then I can go to bed! When I saw your post, I laughed because that is exactly what I was doing, was the laundry! GamJill
 
 
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alicat72
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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
HA! i am also trying to make a dent in my wash right now....it's never ending around here....my bed clothes are in the dryer and i just can't wait for them to be done so i can sleep

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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had that happen to me before too- waiting for my PJ's to dry. :)
 
 
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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...this is one area that I'm most always caught up. Just hubby and I now so there isn't too much but for me laundry is something I can complete start to finish, make everything neat and orderly and be done with it in a few hours. The rest of the house looks like it threw up on itself but the clothes are clean and put away. I even hang my blouses facing the same direction...left, and hubby's to the right cause that's the way he like them. And they best not be switched!...lol Just a bit of OCD showing.

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   Posted 7/16/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alicat,
 
Ok now is when you guys really think I am crazy.  I love doing laundry.  When I was a kid we lived in a housing project with no washer or dryer and my mom who I beleive even back then had adult attention deficit,never got anything done in a timely fashion.  She would wait till my brothers and I had not one clean piece of clothing left and then she would bundle all the laundry up into huge bags,stuff it all into her push cart and we would walk a mile to the laundry mat.  It took pretty much all day to get things cleaned and I loved the smell of the clean clothes and the fact that I now had something to wear to school lol.  So when I got older and had my own home with a washer and dryer I didnt mind doing the clothes at all. 
 
I still love the smell of clothes drying in the house and even folding and ironing doesnt bother me.  I set the ironing board up by the TV and just watch whatever while I iron stuff and I am anal about ironing every blouse and pair of pants,they have to have nice clean creases and then I put it all away in its proper place of all the pants in one section and the blouse and cami's ,my closet is always in order.  As the seasons change so does my closet,I put away all the winter stuff when the warm weather comes and back again when it gets cold.  Jay used to make fun of me(heck he doesnt even think a bed needs to be made since your just going to mess it up again lol) but now he just leaves me to happily wash and dry.  I now do all my mom's laundry too since she moved into her senior place.  The bonus with that was when she moved they didnt have washer and dryer hook ups so I got her new maytag set whoooohooooooo it was christmas early!! lol so now you know my laundry secret.  My mom created a laundry nightmare by not doing hers when I was a kid.
 
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   Posted 7/16/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   

I actually like to do laundry, wash, dry, and put away. I hate to iron. I love the summer to be able to put the clothes on the line. Right now I can't get them out w/ one arm, so all wash is in dryer. Last yr my washer died, I had to wait for new one, I had to bring to the laundromat for months, then bring home to use my dryer. Then my dryer died and I had to bring it home to put on the line. Thank God it was summer. I do on average 5 loads a day. I need those appliances, especially right now. I am the one-armed bandit right now.

My mother didn't have a w/d when I was little, all done by hand and out on the line. When my younger sister was due, they got the set and what happiness. My DM always did laundry, she had a lot of diapers to do, plus the rest of the stuff. And she loved to iron YUUUK!! I find that I get overheated and sickish when I do have to iron.

I love the smell of the bleach, and the soap and softener. It is probably the one chore that gives me a contented feeling when it's done. The other housefrau stuff doesn't have that swing. I'm just grateful it's done. I clean because I don't like dirt, I am not a Domestic Goddess.

God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 7/16/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Besides a small basket sitting in front of me I have mine done. After doing two or three loads a day when had a house full of kids it seems like a breeze right now for the two of us.
 
I use to love to wash baby clothes in Dreft. For you young ones, we use to have to wash diapers out and then wash them in the washer. Wasn't the most pleasant job. They came out with disposables right before my middle one was potty trained. A neighbor worked for Johnson & Johnson and brought me some samples to try. I thought I had gone to diaper heaven.
 
I don't like the smell of bleach. Love Downy lavender vanilla softner though.
 
Last night was fresh sheet night, love fresh sheet night. I want to live in a motel. tongue
 
I'm actually, very proud of what I have gotten done in my house so far this week. My little girl is coming tonight so we will play the rest of the week.
 
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   Posted 7/16/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any trouble keeping my laundry done, but I have trouble keeping the white shirts ironed for my dh, who is a minister.  I have a bad habit of waiting until I have at least 5 or 6 before I wash them all together because I am very particular with his white shirts.  I tell him if they aren't sharply creased on the sleeves and the back shoulder seams that the congregation looks down on me instead of him.  That's our joke.  Then I have a bad habit of leaving them until Sunday morning and then ironing him one while he is in the shower.

I too love to smell fresh laundry and sheets.
 
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   Posted 7/16/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   

tongue   tongue tongue   Marlee

 

I am like the rest here alicat, my brood have grown and left home too, but I still have me and hubby.

I love sheets hung out in the winter Marlee, when you put them back on your bed..........oh my...there is nothing to describe the smell of linen sheets and silky nighties that have hung out in the crisp clean air...ahhhhhhhhhhromatherapy at it's best. 

 

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Dagger
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   Posted 7/16/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
We have to go out to do laundry, no washer/dryer in our apartment. I buy underwear whenever it's on sale, we each have two drawers full. We never run out of clean undies! Right now, every towel, sheet, t-shirt etc. is dirty. I'll bet there's about 18 loads, not including the comforters. I hate when I get so far behind.

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   Posted 7/16/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I am always behind, we do the same as you, go out and buy more. I don't have room for all of the clothes anymore. Then when I do get to the laundromat, I have a ton. But I can get it all done at once there, though it is getting expensive, and then don't have to worry about it for a while.

So there is my laundry secret. This is an interesting topic to say the least.

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Speaking of diapers, and most times I try not to, I used cloth diapers on all my children. I would dump, rinse, soak and wash also in Dreft. I was allergic to Ivory as a baby (and a host of other things), so I assumed my children would be, too. They all have sensitive skin. Anyway, my younger sister had her 1st child 2 yrs after I had my 1st. She started on cloth diapers and planned to have a service p/u. She got all her stuff back. They told her she had to dump them first, and rinse them before they would wash the diapers. She was so angry, she refused and bought disposable from then on. She called me up and asked if I seriously cleaned the diapers before washing them. That was why I didn't let her baby sit for my children. I had to give my nephew his baths for awhile, she was afraid she would hurt him. We had to have a Parenting 101 class.lol. Otherwise, I wouldn't have had time to care for my family.

I hadn't thought about that in awhile, still makes me laugh.

God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 7/16/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
And I thought I was a dumb first time mother. Okay, I was but, I was smart enough to know you had to wash the poo out before they were washed. I had to rinse my oldest sons diapers in vinegar to get all the soap out he was so allergic. That poor child was born with allergies and still battles them like his mother. He potty trained himself at 18 mos. We got him a potty chair and that was it for the diapers for him. He also potty trained his brother. He wouldn't potty train his younger brother but I finally got it done just before he turned three. tongue
 
Laundry reminds me of a German lady we lived next door to that would hang her bedding out to air everyday. She didn't shave her pits and legs but her bedding was fresh. devil
 
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   Posted 7/17/2008 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Before I had my daughter I bought a huge amount of Pampers disposables.  One wall in my bedroom was completely covered,a wall of pampers lol I remember being so pregnant and young(I was 17 when I got pregnant and was a single mother) I was 3 weeks over due and my doctor was refusing to induce me so I was hugeeeeeeee.  I opened a box of diapers and my mom found me sitting on my bed sobbing into a diaper!! I was saying that the baby was never going to come out and I was never going to have a baby to put in all those diapers.  She finally did come a week later and it turned out she was allergic to pampers!!  And I couldnt get the store to take them back because I didnt have the receipts.  I ended up giving them away to other young moms and I went to cloth  tillBarb was 1.  I remember a time after I got my first apartment and was so broke that I had to hand wash the diapers in the bathtub(used dreft of course) and then I could dry then for 10 cents for 10 minutes.  Ya better beleive I was dryng on high heat! My daughter uses dreft on Kirstens diapers now and that smell brings back so many memories =)
 
 
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   Posted 7/17/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue   tongue tongue    I am certainly getting my morning chuckle!!!

It's nice you can laugh now Karen, that had to be devastating though, to have all those diapers and then not be able to use them sad

You were like me....very young and single mother.

Alice  LMBO!!!  your daughter was hilarious. She sounds like me with my experience with my very first baby. Funny how we can be intimidated with a person that weighs less than 10 lbs tongue

My funniest laundry story is one time I went to my parents to do it, I was almost 18 at the time.  I put way too much laundry soap in, and the bubbles came up in the downstairs bathroom toilet!!!  It was an old house, so obviously there was some questionable things going on with the plumbing when we think back to it now.

Aicat and Dagger

I feel for you though, (hugs)  When my house was full I remember that overwhelmed feeling very very well...I came to realize that laundry has no beginning and no end tongue

Keep your chins up (keeps the dirty laundry from your nose) tongue

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QTKaren
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   Posted 7/17/2008 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have this mantra going through my head as I put the clothes in the washer...........feed the machine feed the machine. Oh and ya think I was emotional about diapers. When my daughter was born it was a very long and difficult delivery(she got stuck). But when she was finally coming out the nurse said"look at the mirror Karen so you can see your baby being born" and I looked and thought omggggggggggggggg this thing is huge holy crap!!!! no wonder it hurts so much. Ya they had set up a magnifying mirror at the end of my bed only didnt let me in on that till much later. I thought I was giving birth to what looked like a 15 pound baby!!! lol she was only 7.
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   Posted 7/17/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
In my house laundry has a way of multiplying, I really don't get it. I do 1 load a day, not including bedding. If I happen to skip a day, the next I have 3 loads... how does that work?

Thankfully I never had to have cloth diapers, I can't imagine the work! I guess you could say I am sprinkled with granola when it comes to parenting... I don't believe in CIO, I co-slept with #4, breastfed, baby wear in slings for the first year of life... but I never had the urge for cloth. That kept me from being a full fledged 'natural' parent! lol
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   Posted 7/17/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Girls, my first son came when I was 26.  I had been married 9 years before I finally got pregnant.  Back in the 70's Pampers hadn't been on the market very long and they were really expensive then.  I had it made though, because my husband's cousin worked where they made them and when they came off the line without the tabs, they give them to the employees.  Since he didn't have any children of his own he passed them to us.  He would bring me a case which was a big amount, any time I needed them.  I never bought a Pamper through two babies and never had to wash one diaper. I did have to use safety pins with them though.  Wasn't I the lucky one?
 
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alicat72
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   Posted 7/17/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
i never thought i'd get so many replies on this subject! you ladies made me laugh and i am a firm believer that laughter feeds the soul

i wanted so badly to do cloth diapers....i live with my mom and she was adamant that i use disposables....she had to use cloth with my brother and i because we lived in the phillipine islands.....she did not a stinky diaper pail hanging around the house ; )

i am now glad that i use disposables....i use the biodegradable ones and they work just fine......

i have often told my friends that i would rather scrub a toilet than to do laundry....it's just so time consuming....i am always behind on it....i can keep up with my daughters wash because it all fits in one load....but mine is never done....

anywho....thanks for the laughs...i hope ya'll are having a great day :-)
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