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hawkb

Cheri Tatum, perhaps if you break your husband's arms, legs, or both, he will stop doing your wash! AHAHAHA, teasing, but like you, I would hate for my husband to touch the wash! Especially if he doesn't follow the rules!

   
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Ana

Cheri, I have banned my husband from doing laundry! I love that he is willing, but tired of ruined clothes! I am happy he helps to fold and put away. And he has always ironed his own shirts when needed. Appreciate that great husband you have! My boys learned early how to iron and did their own as well. (Now I buy wrinkle-free shirts and hang immediately up.) Also, on the subject of kids and laundry. All my kids started doing their own laundry as teens. Worked out great for them that they knew what to do when they left home. I take that back! I had one "hold-out". He just flatly refused! LOL I finally decided it just really wasn't worth the fight because, in the end, he WOULD learn to do his own laundry. And I was right! His first weekend at college he called me up, "Mom, how do I do my wash?" He was happy to listen then!!! And has done his own laundry, even here at home, ever since. (This same son then lived in Mexico for two years where he did his own washing by HAND scrubbing on a washboard! He finds washing his clothes here in the States now no chore at all!)

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kristinabeal

I wear a lot of wool socks and dryers are death to them. So I hang my socks up to dry over my wicker clean clothes baskets (I have hampers for the dirty clothes) and leave the baskets on top of my washer and dryer to dry. I have a pretty dry house and it seems like in no time they are all dry. There is no pinning involved (a plus!) and the socks get a nice solid feel to them, unlike the static feeling (or shrunken feeling, lol!) they sometimes get when going through the dryer. It is very easy to find pairs this way because they are all laid out for your inspection! I use the Marie Kondo folding method for my socks, I just put the two socks together, fold them in half and line them up on their sides in my drawer. I am always looking for easier ways of doing things and this is what I have found to be the easiest method for me.

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