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When will washing clothes end!!!!

(59 Posts)
Hannabee123 Sat 04-Nov-17 16:07:42

I have next to no energy and so much to do.
I washed 2 bin bags worth of baby clothes / blankets and so on... since then I've had my mother in law come and ditch more blankets more clothes and now my friends are guilty of it!!
She has more clothes than me and my partner put together! It seems just when I catch up and can catch a breath I have people hoarding more clothes on me!!

Probably sounding awfully ungrateful... I'm not but it just seems never ending and a massive task sad

confusedwife84 Sat 04-Nov-17 16:09:07

You don’t need to wash them all before baby comes, you can do them as you go along when the baby arrives, just do what you need for the first couple of weeks xx

Justbookedasummmerholiday Sat 04-Nov-17 16:12:06

Think of it as good prep for dc actually being here!! You will be on very close terms with your washing machine for many years to come!!

OuchBollocks Sat 04-Nov-17 16:12:45

I don't wish to depress you but in my own experience this is just the tip of the iceberg. It gets worse once they arrive and you and they start leaking from all orifices.

OuchBollocks Sat 04-Nov-17 16:13:19

This day last year my washing machine died. Fuck me, I wanted to leave home.

Acopyofacopy Sat 04-Nov-17 16:15:04

Welcome to the rest of your life! For the foreseeable future you will be doing at least one load of washing a day. shock

Freshprincess Sat 04-Nov-17 16:21:13

When they leave home? I've done two loads today and mine are well passed the poo/wee/puking stage.

xhannahx Sat 04-Nov-17 16:23:42

I didn't wash any of DD clothes before she was born. Assuming they are new clothes it really isn't worth the agro imo.

Phryne Sat 04-Nov-17 17:41:46

Sounds like these are hand-me-downs? I'd only wash the first size as I found that by the time I got to 3-6 months clothes then (a) I'd realised that I didn't need half the stuff my SIL had dumped on us and (b) I wanted to rewash everything that had been stored (PFB moment!). Sort by size, chuck the large stuff back in the bin bags and into a cupboard. Oh, but bear in mind that if your hander-downer loves their tumble drier, things will run small. I made DP start dealing with the stuff from his family they were giving us a boot load of well out of age stuff (school uniform bits for a newborn) every time and it was too much. I feel your pain - I hate having other people's clutter to deal with!

Lweji Sat 04-Nov-17 17:44:53

If they are from friends and family, they've probably washed them, so I wouldn't bother.

acornsandnuts Sat 04-Nov-17 18:03:05

When they leave home Nope. Not even then. Dd back from uni this weekend and I’ve had the washer on non stop and still no end to it.

I feel that I have washed everyday for 20 years with the exception of some holidays.

DryHeave Sat 04-Nov-17 18:07:00

For a little perspective: I haven't been given any hand me downs. So I'm having to buy all clothes second hand and then have to wash them. At least yours are free!

BusterGonad Sat 04-Nov-17 18:29:48

I don't think I washed the stuff given to me unless it was obviously musky or dirty! I'm not too precious about things like that tbh!

DeadDoorpost Sat 04-Nov-17 18:57:47

Just washed the coloured clothes I got given brand new and bedding etc. A friend is washing everything she's giving to me so I do t have to do it.
Only we dont have a dryer so it's taking longer than I'd like it to. Baby is due in 2 weeks in cutting it fine as I wanted everything ready by tomorrow

Hannabee123 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:35:25

Some are hand downs some are new. My mother washed most of the clothes she gave me but just keep getting bags of stuff ditched on me and I'm thinking how an earth will she wear all This?? She's gonna have an outfit a day!! I've kept alot of things still in bags as I just don't see how I'm going to get through it all.
A chest of 8 large draws is rammed full!! I've had enough got baby stuff coming out my arsehole shock
Haha your right maybe it's best just left now and see what she gets through.

BluePheasant Sat 04-Nov-17 20:38:54

Whilst it’s probably well meant, sometimes people tend offload all their unwanted stuff when a new baby is due. If you have way more than you need then I’d pick out what you like and just shove the rest in storage. There’s only so much a baby can wear!

Hannabee123 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:40:50

Yeah I'm going to have to I have 4 full draws of newborn stuff alone which she will be in for 5 minutes. I'm on strike no more washing!

OuchBollocks Sat 04-Nov-17 20:53:25

You may find that your little poop and sick machine baby wears rather more than one outfit a day...

MrsMotherHen Sat 04-Nov-17 20:54:40

It never ends.

VioletCharlotte Sat 04-Nov-17 21:01:33

Erm... I hate to break it to you, but in about 20 years when your baby moves out!

CinnamonAndSpice Sat 04-Nov-17 23:11:33

Without washing baby stuff yet as too early.. I already do 3-4 loads a day on washing drying and ironing and there's only 3 of us. Lol
When baby comes God. Knows as Im pretty ocd with stuff like that.. So I dread to think lol

Freshprincess Sun 05-Nov-17 00:03:04

Actually just thinking, when my machine broke last month I took a couple of bin bags up to my mum to do for me. So 45 years and counting.

I'd take the next bag of hand me downs straight down to the charity yourself a job in six months time.

ChipShopGherkin Sun 05-Nov-17 07:37:52

It only gets worse as well once they're here, as you'll find it's not only them requiring multiple changes of clothes in one day, but also you.

I have a 4 week old so learning from experience. I've changed my top 3 times today due to spontaneous vomiting

Lweji Sun 05-Nov-17 10:01:13

You may find that your little poop and sick machine baby wears rather more than one outfit a day...

Yes, but you wash them. I think the OP meant a different (new) outfit every day.

BigBaboonBum Sun 05-Nov-17 10:01:49

I don’t think my washing machine has been off for longer than a few hours (when we’re out) since I had my first!

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