Post # 1
So, my FI and I disagree on separating laundry. Here’s how I do it:
Dark Colors (includes denim and colors that are more likely to bleed – blues/reds)
Socks and Underwear
Whites (includes sheets, but not white towels)
What about you guys? Am I doing too many loads? FI says I can toss towels in with socks and underwear and that all colors go together.
Post # 3
I don’t. Ever. I wash in cold and it can all go in one load.
If I get a new read shirt or dark jeans, I usually wash them with old towels or on their own once.
Post # 4
Colors and whites for me!
Post # 5
Darks, whites, and those colors in-between (of which I seem to have very very few of…)
All in cold because I heard once that it’s more eco friendly and that it’s cheaper (don’t have to pay to heat up the water!) and because about 85% of my clothes are darks, I don’t want them bleeding either!
Yay life or death polls!
Post # 6
SO chucks it all in together. I do at least 3: black, white, colours. I like to do light colours and dark colours separately as well as a towels/sheets wash but I rarely have enough to make up a load.
Post # 7
Oh: whites, sheets and towels go on a warmer cycle.
Post # 8
@mepayne: Shut up – so if it’s in cold water, the colors won’t bleed?
Why do you have to do some in hot water then? Why doesn’t everyone do it this way? Does it come out just as clean?
I should have also added what you guys do to get your laundry smelling extra fresh. We use these crystals, I love them. They’re super expensive, though. But I hate my towels to smell bad. There’s nothing worse than a bad smelling towel on your face in the morning after you shower right before you go to work!
Post # 9
WHO VOTED THEY LOVE DOING LAUNDRY? Come over, right now! lol
Post # 10
@futuremrsk18: I would but I am at work and trying to figure out a way to not get up from my chair while also telepathically getting all the research I have stored in my backpack out…
Post # 11
I usually do a separate load for whites, colors, towels, and scrubs. It all gets washed cold, except the scrubs, because…ick. I can only imagine what super germs are on my scrubs!!!!!!!!!!
Before my boyfriend and I were living together, the towels and sheets were always divided between the whites/colors…but between the two of us, there’s enough laundry to justify a separate load!
Post # 12
Oh…and I do love doing laundry!!!! Especially folding warm towels. It’s so relaxing…like doing dishes! 🙂
Post # 13
- jeans – blues – blacks
- greens – greys –
- pinks – reds -peach
- towels – shower curtains ** (see explanation below)
- sheets – blankets – comforters
So I have 6 categories.
Category 5 – shower curtains… The towels help clean the gunk off the shower curtains so you don’t have to spend time scrubbing the bottoms on your knees. I just hang the wet shower curtains back up after washing.
Post # 14
@Dialysate: YEEEESSS! Snuggling with warm towels. And doing the dishes is so soothing too…..
Post # 15
@futuremrsk18: It totally works! My mom’s been doing it my whole life. It’s better to err on the side of caution with red new clothes, but it works just fine. 99% of the time.
Post # 16
technically I don’t separate, but if you REALLLLYY wanted to know…
Clothes + old jeans + underwear + bras (in bags) + socks
Towels and sheets
Occasionally the new clothes get washed separately else they’ll bleed.