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To be extraordinarily angry at clothes that aren't dark/light/white?

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AgentZigzag Sat 11-Jun-11 22:14:09

I mean, where the fuck are they supposed to go in the wash?

cybbo Sat 11-Jun-11 22:14:59

I think you've drunk too much caffeine today ziggers

worraliberty Sat 11-Jun-11 22:15:15

In the machine grin

icecreaminmyhair Sat 11-Jun-11 22:16:06

Calm down dear, it's only some laundry grin

cleverything Sat 11-Jun-11 22:16:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheProvincialLady Sat 11-Jun-11 22:18:12

You have to do a trial wash. Decide which ten things you would like to ruin and just go for it.

SongBirdsKeepSinging Sat 11-Jun-11 22:27:18

I am terrible and don't bother sorting at all I just bung it all in

<touch wood I'm yet to ruin anything>

EvenLessNarkyPuffin Sat 11-Jun-11 22:28:45

YANBU. White cotton pyjama tops with blue sleeves. Red dresses with white collars. Why?

EvenLessNarkyPuffin Sat 11-Jun-11 22:29:22

Oh, I also do a 'brights' wash.

MarionCole Sat 11-Jun-11 22:31:45

DH has a polo shirt that is white with a red collar. What am I meant to do with that?

SongBirdsKeepSinging Sat 11-Jun-11 22:32:52

One of those colour catch thingy me bobs?

Do they really work???

squeakytoy Sat 11-Jun-11 22:36:30

I do darks, whites, and then save all the striped and mixed pastels for a 30% wash of their own.

Its the handwash only stuff that annoys me. My machine has a handwash cycle on it, but it still ruined one of my best frocks.

michelleseashell Sat 11-Jun-11 22:42:12

Hand wash in the sink in cold water. But yes I agree, total ball ache

DinosaurRumpus Sat 11-Jun-11 22:44:23

Dark rugby shirts with white collars are the worst. They always end up with dingy grey collars...

LynetteScavo Sat 11-Jun-11 22:46:54

Those "layered" items consisting of a pretend white cotton shirt sewn onto a navy jumper throw me. I bought one once. Never again.

AgentZigzag Sat 11-Jun-11 22:54:47

Arf at total ball ache grin

I had 5 long years of handwashing my clothes michelle, I refuse on principle to do even one item.

Pykel Sat 11-Jun-11 22:58:40


IShallWearMidnight Sat 11-Jun-11 23:13:07

White, light, bright, dark, towels, bedding are the only washing categories anyone needs. Wrt "mixed" items, go with the majority so the white collar-bright body top is bright, the White rugby shirt with red sleeves is white, and do on.
Alternatively only allow one colour per person and locate them each a day

Hand wash only is the work of the devil and items marked as such should be burned

Happymm Sat 11-Jun-11 23:15:56

Can just say-Colour Catchers. All you need, can bung anything in and all comes out as it should smile

BehindLockNumberNine Sat 11-Jun-11 23:16:26

I do a dark load, a white load and an 'everything inbetween' load. Works a treat smile

chipmonkey Sat 11-Jun-11 23:17:21

I do whites, lights, brights darks and nappies. With brights and mixed items I also bung in a colour catcher sheet.

fruitshootsandheaves Sat 11-Jun-11 23:20:26

I have a terrible confession about my washing ...

I used my tumble drier today shock
I just couldn't face hanging out 948549572490587 pairs of socks and knickers
Don't tell DH he'll moan about the electricity
Feel better for my confession

michelleseashell Sat 11-Jun-11 23:44:18

I used to do all my washing by hand too. Only two years long service here though. Oh the glee when I finally got a washing machine! Hand washing does give you dye terrors though

AgentZigzag Sat 11-Jun-11 23:54:44

Two years though michelle, that's still a feat.

Doing bath towels and sheets in the bath and trying to wring them out so they'd only take 3 days to dry on the clothes airer was fear inducing.

I felt so modern when I moved house and got a machine, fuck, even a mangle would have helped at the time grin

iwanttoseethezoo Sun 12-Jun-11 07:41:31

Whites and lights go in together, unless I have SO much washing that there's enough for a full load. 'Brights' and patterns in together. Darks/things that don't matter much like pants and socks, whatever colour they are, all in together. Oh, and my towels go in with whatever colour they are, unless I have lots at a time.

HATE those tops with white sleeves and a fake T-shirt over the top - the sleeves are always grubby after the first wear. Gggrr.

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