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To think I am the most slovenly woman ever ?

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user1487450864 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:47:26

2 x hand wash only dresses been lurking in the bottom of the wash basket since last September

DramaAlpaca Wed 08-Mar-17 20:48:54

My Christmas jumper is still lurking in the laundry basket, so not quite as bad as you!

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Wed 08-Mar-17 20:49:18

Stick them in then normal wash then. That's what I did with a top.
It will either wash it nicely or kill it. If it washes then fab, if it kills it then no great loss as it's just spending time in a laundry basket at the moment

Birdsgottaf1y Wed 08-Mar-17 20:49:21

Are they summer dresses? If so, what's the difference between the washing basket and in a suitcase (fellow slattern).

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 08-Mar-17 20:49:24

Meh mines the same. By the time work clothes all our jeans and school stuff is done I don't care if there's a dress up outfit or two left over...

Sue me grin

BastardBernie Wed 08-Mar-17 20:50:05

Wow, that's pretty bad grin

Doje Wed 08-Mar-17 20:50:34

Stick them in the washing machine either on hand wash cycle or a gentle one! I used to have stuff in the bottom of the washing basket like this and then realised I'd never wear them again if I relied on me hand washing them, so I might as well take the risk in the machine. Do it!!!

Etak15 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:50:51

Ha the thing with hand washing is the wringing out hurts my hands! I must be a wuss not used to hard labour! I think I would be tempted to just stick them on a gentle cycle in the machine and cross my fingers and shut my eyes!

user1487450864 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:51:01

Summer dresses - thinking of just febrezing the armpits !

Dontlaugh Wed 08-Mar-17 20:51:46

Put them on the handwash/silk cycle of the washing machine.
Comes out a treat.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 08-Mar-17 20:52:29

Bag of clothes to go to the charity shop when my girls went to uni & moved out. July. It's 1 bag ffs. I keep adding dh's socks that the dog has eaten to it so he doesn't find out.

lemonzest123 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:52:52

Jesus Christ don't ever come to my house if you think that's bad blush

DJBaggySmalls Wed 08-Mar-17 20:53:04

Unless a pet has also been using them as a bed you're not even close.

badabeedabom Wed 08-Mar-17 20:53:11

I love threads like this as they make me feel so much better about the dress that's been sitting in the laundry hamper for 3 weeks now grin

SweetChickadee Wed 08-Mar-17 20:53:47

god I don't hand wash anything - my machine has a Handwash setting... works for me...

cosytoaster Wed 08-Mar-17 20:56:34

I literally have no idea what's at the bottom of mine - I never excavate that far down grin

Justwantcookies Wed 08-Mar-17 20:58:52

Put them on the delicate cycle, they'll be fine. And if they are not at least they won't be cluttering up your basket for the next 6 months

SaucyJack Wed 08-Mar-17 21:02:15

My 3 year old is wearing clothes that I put in the charity bag and shoved in the cupboard after my now 10 year old grew out of them years ago.

ispymincepie Wed 08-Mar-17 21:03:16

If ever I get near the bottom of the laundry basket it's stuff the kids have since grown out of blush

GruffaloPants Wed 08-Mar-17 21:21:26

I have some of DD1's baby socks in there. She's 5.

MrTCakes Wed 08-Mar-17 21:23:18

I have a dress in my basket from last April. It is almost the anniversary.

haveacupoftea Wed 08-Mar-17 21:25:34

My laundry basket is so stinky with smelly DP socks stewing in there alongside the clothes that if the dog escapes upstairs she rolls in it, like when they roll in stinky fox dung shock

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 08-Mar-17 21:26:27

Are they summer dresses?
Leave them another month or two. No hurry

Sunnysidegold Wed 08-Mar-17 21:26:28

I like to have the laundry basket overflowing and then sort it into piles on the floor. Wash a load leave to dry in utility room for about three days giving everyone a go at some sort of assault course there.then when it comes to ironing shove it all in the ironing basket only to hide it under the stairs when someone comes round. I had holiday clothes (they were actually clean though) on a chair in my bedroom until last week.we went on holiday at the end of June.hmm

CondensedMilkSarnies Wed 08-Mar-17 21:31:06

I recently threw away the 4,654 odd socks , a bugger to iron silky shirt and a pair of linen trousers that have been languishing in my laundry basket for over a year. I felt cleansed !

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