(Closed) Very Important Life or Death Poll: How Do You Separate Your Laundry?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How Many Categories Do You Have For Separating Laundry?
    I don't do laundry : (7 votes)
    2 %
    I toss everything together, I don't separate : (90 votes)
    30 %
    2 - colors and whites, that's it : (75 votes)
    25 %
    3 : (66 votes)
    22 %
    4 : (29 votes)
    10 %
    5 : (19 votes)
    6 %
    6 : (8 votes)
    3 %
    7 : (5 votes)
    2 %
    8 : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4690 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    Member
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Colors and whites for me! Smile

    Post # 5
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    Hostess
    3381 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    Hostess
    3381 posts
    Sugar bee

    Oh: whites, sheets and towels go on a warmer cycle.

    Post # 10
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    Member
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
    Member
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Oh…and I do love doing laundry!!!! Especially folding warm towels. It’s so relaxing…like doing dishes! 🙂 

    Post # 13
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Laundry – 

    1. whites
    2. jeans – blues – blacks
    3. greens – greys – 
    4. pinks – reds -peach
    5. towels – shower curtains ** (see explanation below)
    6. 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
    Member
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Dialysate:  YEEEESSS! Snuggling with warm towels. And doing the dishes is so soothing too…..

    Post # 15
    Member
    4690 posts
    Honey bee

    @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
    Member
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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. 

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