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How many loads a week in your household?

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MayDayChild Sun 04-Sep-11 16:13:59

We are 2 adults 2 children no pets. DD 4 and DS 15m
DD starts school Tuesday so I forsee my washing machine being even busier.
I do per week...
3x darks
2x lights
1x whites
1x cleaning clothes tea towels etc
Bedding every other week is another 2 loads.

So school uniform will make that around 10 loads a week for 4 people. How is this possible?
Tell me your washing woes?

Shinyshoes1 Sun 04-Sep-11 16:15:14

2 adults 3 children

2 pink washes
3 dark washes
1 white wash
1 bedding/towels/tea towels

Shinyshoes1 Sun 04-Sep-11 16:16:08

oh that was during the holidays, now the kids go back to school there will be an extra
1 white wash
2 dark washes

MayDayChild Sun 04-Sep-11 16:16:26

Is that girls in your house Shiney or a once rogue red sock???!

Shinyshoes1 Sun 04-Sep-11 16:17:12

1 girl, whos clothes and night dresses are mostly pink smile

C0smos Sun 04-Sep-11 16:18:05

2 adults 1 child
1 dark
1 White
1 sports kit and delicates
1 lob all the kids stuff including their sheets
1 either sheets or towels alternate weeks

5 all together so not too bad

CointreauVersial Sun 04-Sep-11 16:18:20

2 adults, 3 DCs (12,10 and 8, including one mud-loving footballer)

We do 3-4 loads mid-week, then 4-5 at the weekend.

I'm quite relaxed on school uniform, and the same set lasts for the week, unless actually mucky.

chickydoo Sun 04-Sep-11 16:18:41

mostly the machine is on once sometimes twice a day!
I guess 10 loads a week (ish)

DrNortherner Sun 04-Sep-11 16:19:48

God I don't even know, have no set routine, it goes on when I have enough for a load.

Generally on at least once every day. 2 adults, 1 child, all very sporty and dh is a chef so whites to wash too. And a dog so his bedding gets done.

I love my washing machine!

CointreauVersial Sun 04-Sep-11 16:20:17

Sorry, did I say "we" do....?

I meant "I" do. I don't think the rest of the family even know where the utility room is.

babycham42 Sun 04-Sep-11 16:20:30

4 people here and I would say 7 - 10 loads a week.

I"m also in the red/pink wash gang!

MayDayChild Sun 04-Sep-11 16:29:59

Phew Chickydo! But how many of you. Please don't say 6....

Maryz Sun 04-Sep-11 16:33:17

I have two adults and three teens and I reckon I do 3 loads 6 days a week shock.

At least three loads of sports gear, two of sheets, at least two of towels (including dishcloths and bathmats), and 3 to 4 each (at least) of dark and light ordinary clothes.

And one or two of absolutely disgusting smelly stuff, needing soaking, pre-rinse and extra long wash during the rugby season.

blackteaplease Sun 04-Sep-11 16:36:42

2 adults (including sporty dh), one toddler in washable nappies. I do one wash per day with an extra load for bedding and towels at the weekends, so that's 9 loads. eek, that's a lot.

LawrieMarlow Sun 04-Sep-11 16:37:56

One adult and two children (7 and 5).

I think about 3 or 4 loads a week, but I really must count some time.

MrsRobertDuvall Sun 04-Sep-11 16:43:56

I do 3-4 loads a day...there are 4 of us.

ragged Sun 04-Sep-11 16:56:09

We are manky, 6 of us and only 3-4 loads/week. blush wink grin

OriginalPoster Sun 04-Sep-11 17:01:45

Around 2 loads a day for 6 of us and dog.

mamasunshine Sun 04-Sep-11 17:02:39

far too many...2 adults, 3 dc (2 toddlers and 1 baby) Our washing machine sems to be on at least 2 x a day and always a pile!

SnapesOnAPlane Sun 04-Sep-11 17:03:11

3 of us and 3-4 washes a week.

babycham42 Sun 04-Sep-11 17:40:01

3 - 4 loads a day MrsRobertDuvall?

I feel put to shame!blush

ilikethesun Sun 04-Sep-11 17:45:41

2 adults 1 child.

5 loads a week plus 1 delicates plus 1 dog towels.

I dont separate clothes. Apart from the dog towels of course they go in on their own and i do an empty machine wash after them.

BastardDog Sun 04-Sep-11 17:48:00

4 of us. I do one wash a day, 6 days a week. Two thirds of it is kids stuff, messy creatures that they are.

CoffeeIsMyFriend Sun 04-Sep-11 17:50:34

2 adults, 2 children, 2 dogs.

My washing machine is on every day. Towels, bedding (dogs and human), pj's shirts for DH, clothes for me and the children.

I do about 9 loads at least a week. I heart my Washing MAchine. grin

MigratingCoconuts Sun 04-Sep-11 17:53:49

3-4 loads a week for 4 of us...what are some of you washing??

Does anyone else consider water wastage and energy use in all this? I make bigger loads to try to save energy.

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