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to think that in this day and age, people should not put a wash on with only 2 items in the thing.

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sunburntats Sun 05-Jul-09 14:07:28

My mum and my sis have both done this in the last week.
Why? says i, curiously...

well becuase thats all i have got to wash today says mother & sis.

None of my buisiness what people do in their own homes, did not comment further, but wondered what you all think?

(i wait till i have a full load, and i know that they dont have the facility for half a load on their machines, and yes they are incredibly lucky to not have mountains of the stuff....)

Let the flaming begin....

mummiesnet Sun 05-Jul-09 14:10:13

I would handwash if I had something I wanted to wear and nothing else to wash it with.

<tries to imagine parallel universe where I would only have one item in the washing basket>

McSnail Sun 05-Jul-09 14:10:38

YANBU. I agree with you - what a waste of electricity.

LadyRaRa Sun 05-Jul-09 14:10:50

You need to find something else to worry about

crokky Sun 05-Jul-09 14:10:52

I have a 15 minute wash on my machine. If I want a small amount of stuff washed quickly, I will use that. Personally, I have very few clothes and so do my DCs so I need to wash stuff quite frequently.

sarah293 Sun 05-Jul-09 14:11:03

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LadyRaRa Sun 05-Jul-09 14:11:42

<holds nose at riven>

sunburntats Sun 05-Jul-09 14:12:36

lol layrara, i know tis sad, but i get to thinking about stuff and think..."is it just me?" SO then...ive just gotta post!grin

Ninkynork Sun 05-Jul-09 14:12:54

My uncle lives with my parents and does this all the time. Sometimes it's one item. Would not even consider washing some of their clothes or a few towels or sheets. It's wasteful and expensive, (although not to him, he doesn't pay the bills)hmm

hocuspontas Sun 05-Jul-09 14:13:31

Full loads only here. Anything else, especially delicate whites, could be hanging around smelly for weeks....

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Meglet Sun 05-Jul-09 14:14:19

YANBU but i'd do 2 items if they were a sick stained gro-bag and cot sheet.

I often do small washes as there isn't much room to dry clothes and we'd need 3 x the amount of clothes if the rest of them were to sit in the dirty wash bin while I waited for a big load to build up.

sarah293 Sun 05-Jul-09 14:22:32

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littlelamb Sun 05-Jul-09 14:24:15

We all have clean clothes every day <<surveys carnage brought on by one punnet of strawberries>>

herbietea Sun 05-Jul-09 14:26:13

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rupertsabear Sun 05-Jul-09 14:26:55

We have clean clothes every day too. But then it is really hot here, and my sons play really physical games all day, so all the clothes are just disgusting by the evening. I try not to change them during the day though - that's my not very eco friendly contribution.

shockers Sun 05-Jul-09 14:27:51

DD wore her dress for 1 hour at church this morning before she managed to smear most of a chocolate fountain over the front of it... oh for a day when I only had 2 items to wash! ( she's nearly 11 )

shockers Sun 05-Jul-09 14:28:39

Having said that.... I would wait until I had a full wash or do them by hand.

sarah293 Sun 05-Jul-09 14:31:20

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SlartyBartFast Sun 05-Jul-09 14:33:38

2 thigns in the wash?? shock
no way,
i could always find somethign else to wash with the 2 things, if i was that desperate.

smartacus Sun 05-Jul-09 14:35:38

YANBU I do not understand it either. The only reasons I can tink of is that they only have 2 sets of clothes or they are worried to have a montain of ironing to do in one go?

dilemma456 Sun 05-Jul-09 14:39:54

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MissSunny Sun 05-Jul-09 14:48:27

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MissSunny Sun 05-Jul-09 14:51:18

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sarah293 Sun 05-Jul-09 15:19:30

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