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if it goes in the basket inside out it stays inside out.

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laptoplover Sun 02-Oct-11 18:38:20

If a garment goes in the washing basket inside out, it is washed inside out and then ironed, if needed inside out and put away inside out.

I will not waste my time putting everything back the right way.


saggarmakersbottomknocker Sun 02-Oct-11 18:39:38

No YANBU. I do that too.

pinkyp Sun 02-Oct-11 18:39:41

Yanbu they'll turn it the right way when they wear it won't they!

Nanny0gg Sun 02-Oct-11 18:41:51

Everything should be washed inside out anyway as it avoids pilling on the right side.
Also ironed mostly on wrong side to avoid shine and then finished on right side (except shirts which should be ironed on right side).

bagelmonkey Sun 02-Oct-11 18:43:25

How do you deal with shirt sleeves left rolled up?

troisgarcons Sun 02-Oct-11 18:50:40

Hmmm personally I prefer my children not to look like bag-people in school uniform

LittleMissFlustered Sun 02-Oct-11 18:55:37

I can see the problem here. You're ironing! <shudders> wink

FetchezLaVache Sun 02-Oct-11 18:58:12

YANBU. You're not Similarly, if it goes into the washing basket with anything in the pockets, pocket contents will get washed too.

hocuspontas Sun 02-Oct-11 19:00:53

What, even if everything comes out covered in tissue flecks? shock

Nanny0gg Sun 02-Oct-11 19:01:07

Anything with rolled-up shirt-sleeves gets returned to the owner to sort out first.

TidyDancer Sun 02-Oct-11 19:01:18

I wash most things like this anyway, but I think this is a really petty thing to take a stand over.

Vallhala Sun 02-Oct-11 19:01:43

That's the rule in this house.

The other rule is that I don't iron.

hocuspontas Sun 02-Oct-11 19:03:11

But op, I would have thought your family were helping by turning things inside out? As previously mentioned, it keeps items looking better for longer.

Dawndonna Sun 02-Oct-11 19:03:26

It's gets as far as the basket?


borderslass Sun 02-Oct-11 19:04:17

Not here I iron inside out and put it the right way round before putting away. DD2 irons her own now has cut down washing by a hell of a lot.

troisgarcons Sun 02-Oct-11 19:04:56

I never quite get this 'dont iron thing'.

I loathe it with a passion - but I will not have badly turned out and crumpled children.

borderslass Sun 02-Oct-11 19:05:55

I quite like it quite stress busting. grin

purpleknittingmum Sun 02-Oct-11 19:06:12

I do the same as NannyOgg when my daughter puts school blouses in with sleeves rolled up or buttons still done up. And if two tops are worn together, got enought to do without doing things people are capable of doing themselves!

I also do the buttons/poppers up on duvet covers to save pillow cases going in it during the wash and it being a pain to sort. Last time my daughter didn't do it, I hadn't noticed and washed it but made her sort it out once it had been washed

Bogeyface Sun 02-Oct-11 19:06:30

I got so bloody sick of rolling down shirt sleeves, turning things the right way round (usually trouser leg being the the right way and the other being inside out), unballing socks etc that I now refuse to wash anything that isnt presented as the owner wants it to be washed and ironed.

It took my 14 year old having to wear a dirty (Well, once worn) school shirt before she got the message and H having to wear his old work uniform (now in management so wears his own shirts) before he figured out I meant it!

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 02-Oct-11 19:06:34

I iron school shirts. It's a waste of time though as 15 minutes after putting them on they are magically "badly turned out and crumpled" complete with mysterious stains.

practicallyimperfect Sun 02-Oct-11 19:07:53

I don't need to iron. I hang up well and then fold straight from line. I don't see how it gets creased. I don't even iron my work trousers or shirts. Dh does his own work shirts. I won't buy clothes that look like they need ironing.

Bogeyface Sun 02-Oct-11 19:10:25

I never quite get this 'dont iron thing'.

I loathe it with a passion - but I will not have badly turned out and crumpled children.

What on earth are you doing to your laundry that makes it look badly turned out and crumpled?! I dont iron and you really cant tell. Life is too short to spend it doing a job you loathe that is completely unnecessary!

troisgarcons Sun 02-Oct-11 19:12:59

I know Im slightly mad - I just prefer everyone to leave the house looking like they are well groomed - the fact they come home looking like a they've fought with a hedge is neither here nor there really.

Shirts, sadly, need ironing. As do trousers.

laptoplover Sun 02-Oct-11 19:13:02

Nobody wears shirts in my house.......

I dont see how the children looked badly turned out everything is washed and ironed to perfection.

I also do the poppers on the duvets covers.

laptoplover Sun 02-Oct-11 19:13:46

School trousers if washed and hung straight away do not need ironing.....

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