To turn all ds clothes inside out?

(47 Posts)
Pyjamaramadrama Fri 22-Jan-16 21:31:51

He leaves all his washing inside out or screwed up in a ball. Dh and me get fed up of turning it back to hang out the washing and put it away. I've asked him to stop several times and if he's still up hand it back to him. He still does it.

Dh thinks we should give it back to him inside out so that he HAS to put it back, or better still just turn all his clothes inside out.

I'm thinking it's a great plan.

RealHuman Fri 22-Jan-16 21:33:48

It's better to wash and iron a lot of things inside out anyway. He can just turn them right way out when he wants to wear them. NBD.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Fri 22-Jan-16 21:34:39

Your supposed to iron inside out! And wash for that matter!! Think he's doing you a favour!

0christmastree5 Fri 22-Jan-16 21:35:33

Wash as you find I think

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 22-Jan-16 21:37:25

After 12 years of this sorry, it won't get better, I just wash and dry them whatever way round they are. If they are scrunched, they don't get washed until they are unscrewed.

I guess if he wears it inside out, then turns it round as he takes it off, it's right for next time!

Pyjamaramadrama Fri 22-Jan-16 21:41:43

I've never washed regular things inside out and don't iron!

I do get all funny if things aren't put away and folded neatly though, so putting away inside out would annoy me.

I'm going to go with it though.

Any tips on getting people to switch lights off when they leave a room?

Mmmmcake123 Fri 22-Jan-16 21:42:29

I would see this monumental decision as an epiphany that will result in a far more harmonious washing experience, lol.
Don't be tempted to feel he should be made to sort it out properly, just enjoy the fact that you will never be irritated by this again.
I really believe in picking your battles and this is a great solution!!!

eternalopt Fri 22-Jan-16 22:01:39

I still leave all my clothes inside out now! And the put my head in first and pull it the right way round over my body! A skill I picked up as a teenager/student. Just leave it inside out. No biggie.

GoringBit Fri 22-Jan-16 22:03:38

I always wash jumpers inside out, but have no idea why. And the very few things that get ironed get ironed inside out.

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 22-Jan-16 22:04:31

Wash, dry, hand back.

ChishandFips33 Fri 22-Jan-16 22:20:30

Ha! I do this with my DH it cheeses him right off!
He just cannot understand that if it goes to the wash that way, it comes out that way.

Occasionally he forgets and puts an inside out t shirt on and I forget I've noticed he's done it

Pyjamaramadrama Fri 22-Jan-16 22:22:54

Oh and the best one. Boxers still inside trousers.

TrafficJunkie Fri 22-Jan-16 22:30:41

BOXERS INSIDE TROUSERS IS THE WORST THING EVER. one of my ds takes off his trousers with his feet, so they are in a scrunched up mess along with the boxers inside out inside the trousers tangled around the legs.
My other ds never puts his clothes away and will leave them wherever i plant them.
One of my other ds jams his neatly folded clothes into his drawers which is so annoying cos it takes ages to fold up 4 kids worth of stuff.

Sometimes I feel like just leaving a massive pile of clean clothes in a room and let them ferret. There'd be blood though.

ouryve Fri 22-Jan-16 22:33:36

Oh, DH has been known to put t-shirts on inside out because that's the way I've washed them. I also don't unroll sleeves or check pockets - I had enough of that to do with the kids without doing it for a grown man.

He sort of got his own back on me for not thinking for him, recently, mind. He'd left his watch in his pocket and some of the glass sheared off. Ended up with tiny holes in everything washed with it.

SingingSamosa Fri 22-Jan-16 22:52:42

How old is your DS? Old enough to do his own washing perhaps?

The rule in this house (where I do all of the washing for the five of us - kids aged 8, 6 and 4) is that it gets handed back the way round that it went in. The worst offender is DH - his clothes are always inside out! He once asked me why his clothes were always inside out when he got them out of his drawers. He didn't ask that question ever again...
There are four wash baskets in the airing cupboard (colours, darks, whites, woolly) and everyone is expected to put their laundry in the correct one, having checked pockets for tissues, coins, acorns, 'special' stones, etc etc. They are pretty good at this. I do all the actual washing, drying and folding and then people are expected to put their own clothes away (I hang the hanging things up for the kids though), in the correct drawers. I'm a bit of a laundry dragon by all accounts!

ArmyDad Fri 22-Jan-16 22:59:05

How do you iron in razor sharp creases if you iron inside out?

WitchWay Fri 22-Jan-16 23:05:45

The thing I find most annoying is when DH undoes a couple of shirt buttons, pulls the thing over his head & drops it in the linen basket with all the other buttons still done up. Invariably I don;t notice till I'm trying to hang the damned thing on a hanger to dry it [angry'

WitchWay Fri 22-Jan-16 23:06:10

angry fail grin

LadyB49 Fri 22-Jan-16 23:06:47

Irony inside out and a quick finish on the outside for a crease using a damp tea towel.

LadyB49 Fri 22-Jan-16 23:07:22

** Iron

rosyvalentine Fri 22-Jan-16 23:15:03

Loving this thread Pyjama. Can't believe I never thought to leave the clothes inside out! And as for leaving the boxers inside trousers... that will learn them! grin

Oldraver Fri 22-Jan-16 23:26:44

My DS puts clothes into the wash scrundled up into balls...he gets them given back

Fatmomma99 Fri 22-Jan-16 23:47:12

Pick your battles. What is actually important?

Norest Sat 23-Jan-16 00:11:37

Wash as you find. Let him deal with the inside out or balled up results.

Or get him to do his washing for himself.

sooperdooper Sat 23-Jan-16 00:22:05

I haven't got the inclination to care whether clothes are washed inside out or scrunched up confused they go in the machine machine, they come out and get hung up, why the big palava?

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