Post # 1
I’m in the middle of giving my apartment a really good cleaning because I have a friend coming to visit from about 10 hours away. I want to make sure her sheets and other bedding are nice and freshly washed, so I’m doing laundry while I clean. My apartment complex literally has 2 washers and 2 dryers, both coin operated (for approximately 10-12 apartments). I got up early to start the laundry and someone had two loads in the washer most of the morning. I decided to pick up some stuff at walmart and that if it wasn’t moved I was going to set it on top of the dryer. It was moved so I started my stuff, and their stuff had approximately an 25 minutes on their dryers. I gave them an hour and it was still there, so i moved it to the top of the dryer and moved my stuff in and left (I’m always afraid someone will come down and yell at me for doing that lol). Am I being bitchy? I seriously can’t stand it when people leave their stuff for hours when we have such a limited load capacity as it is. I do want to certainly be bitchy and leave a note that says, “Other people have laundry, too!” but I didn’t and I certainly didn’t put her stuff on the floor or anything.
Sorry, just needed to vent (I tend to get irritable when I clean, but FI says it makes me clean better haha)
Post # 3
I used to do it all the time when I had to share facilities. But I am a huge laundry bitch and I don’t really care what others think.
But…. i go down and check on my stuff often because I then fear retaliation
Post # 4
Nope, I used to do this all the time. They can’t expect to leave their clothes in the dryer when there are only 2.
Post # 5
No that;s annoying and inconsiderate. Although things happen and you forget to watch the clock. I wouldn’t be upset if my stuff was DONE and someone took it out. I wouldn’t want to hold people up because I forgot.
BTW your complex should have more washers and dryers! lol That’s what happened when I lived in the dorm and our entire building (21 rooms which ranged from 1 to 3 occupants) shared two washers and two dryers. At least make it 5 washers and dryers lol!
Post # 6
Uhhhh I do that all the time. The real biotch is the person leaving their laundry in the dryer for hours on end!! I used to hate that when I was sharing laundry facilities!
Post # 7
I’ve had people take my laundry out of the dryer before it was even done, and that pisses me off, but if it’s been sitting there for hours I think that’s fair game. I never leave my laundry in the machines for more than 5 minutes after it’s done because I know how annoying that is. (3 washers & dryers for 53 units, so not enough.)
Post # 8
You are not wrong at all. I personally will give someone 5-10 minutes after their stuff has stopped before moving it. There is no reason that you need to be held up because someone else isn’t paying attention. That being said, I would rather not have anyone else touch my stuff, so I make it a point to be down within 5 minutes of the washer stopped and well before the dryer stops (incase it needs more time.)
I would never put someone stuff on top of the dryers in my building, they are covered in dust, but I will put it either in an empty dryer or on the folding table that is down there. As long as you aren’t putting it in a dirty place, who cares… They aren’t being considerate of you, why should you worry about them…
Post # 9
i do this all the time im happy to hear that others feel this way. I ALWAYS set my kitchen timer so that i know, and dont forget when my laundry is done
Post # 10
I think its totally legit… although, I always feel bad doing it, so I usually fold theirs and leave it on top- as long as it’s not underroos. But totally acceptable and not bitchy at all.
Post # 11
The laundry offender finally took their stuff…after I did TWO AND A HALF LOADS…I think I’m going to get a kitchen timer thingy also so I don’t forget about mine.