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Very Boring Laundry Question

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mellowma · 13/09/2006 10:47

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SoupDragon · 13/09/2006 10:49

Landing, outside the bathroom. They used to go in the bathroom though. Nice wicker one.

why on ^earth6 do you think your guests are going to rifle through your laundry basket???

NicSamKatie · 13/09/2006 10:49

Ours is in the shower room but it is a wooden one with solid sides which stops nosy guests seeing your smalls

nailpolish · 13/09/2006 10:50

i keep mine in a spare cupboard in the upstairs hall

where i also keep the ironing board, iron, stuff like that

would you have room inside your bedroom wardrobes?

you also get laundry bags, you could put a hook inside the wardrobe door possibly

i agree they are not what you want to be sitting around for folk to look at

Clary · 13/09/2006 10:50

in the bathroom. Agree with soupy tho.

snowleopard · 13/09/2006 10:53

PMSL. If I found my friends riffling through my laundry basket I think they would be more embarrrassed than me!

I say put it in a public place likme the kitchen, bathroom or landing, but get one with a lid (cheap at Ikea). And maybe a padlock?

SoupDragon · 13/09/2006 10:54

everybody has dirty laundry!

snowleopard · 13/09/2006 10:54

Yes but laundry-riffling is surely dirtier!

snowleopard · 13/09/2006 10:55

Actually with its images of furtive laundry-riffling guests, this thread is far frfom dull.

Bozza · 13/09/2006 10:58

We have one of those cloth ones on a metal frame which we keep in the en-suite. Only me and DH use this. I insisted on one with a flap over the top though because I don't want to be looking at my dirty laundry every time I go to the loo!

mellowma · 13/09/2006 10:58

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Mum2FunkyDude · 13/09/2006 10:59

phhhhuck, mine is a wheelie type one, and with a crawling, just started cruising 9.5 months old I often find mine by the front door or, kitchen or hallway!!!!

I always have to do a quick spot check before letting guests in!

Clary · 13/09/2006 11:54

mellowma we have a lovely wicker one with cloth lining and a lid. Nobody has to see the dirty kecks unless they really want to - if they are that despearte they are welcome.

snowleopard · 13/09/2006 11:55

You could set up a little contraption with a single hair fixed to the lid and the basket with sellotape, then if the hair was broken you would know they had looked.

Or put a message on top inside the basket, so that if anyone lifts the lid they will see it, saying "Shame on you, you filthy sneaky laundry riffler!"

Kif · 13/09/2006 11:57

Has anyone ever looked through another family's laundry bin?!?! The mind boggles.

frumpygrumpy · 13/09/2006 11:59

I keep mine in a cupboard near the washing machine as I was fed up forgetting to bring the dirty stuff downstairs. Now at bathtime we play "lets get naked" in the kitchen or if I'm upstairs I chuck everything over the bannister down the stairs. It means someone popping in will get a face full of pants etc but it makes me keep the place tidy!

NomDePlume · 13/09/2006 12:01

lol @ Clary. All ours are in bedrooms, so I'm no help at all on this thread....

mellowma · 13/09/2006 12:26

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louii · 13/09/2006 13:52

I look through my friends and families laundry baskets all the time, u never know what you might find, money in a pocket, some fluff, its great!
Doesnt everyone do this???

mellowma · 13/09/2006 13:59

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mellowma · 13/09/2006 14:20

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louii · 13/09/2006 15:26

Well gee, mellow mama not all of us are on this site as regularly as you, I post when I am on. So sorry if my sense of humour is not quick enough for you!

Just cant believe someone would actually care that perhaps on the off chance someone might look in their laundry basket, Wtf.

mellowma · 13/09/2006 15:44

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louii · 14/09/2006 00:06

Hmmm, didnt say it bored me, just thought it was funny, hence why I posted.
Its ok for other people to be smart though, just not me obviously, going by your comments anyway.

Oh please can i be in your clique??

HRHQueenOfQuotes · 14/09/2006 00:10

We keeps ours in the bathroom - nice and convinients for the washing machine (downstairs bathroom). And easy to chuck the boys clothes in when they get changed.

We've actually got two of those plastic washing baskets (the ones with lids) - one next to the fridge near the back door for the clean dry, waiting for DH to iron them clothes, and the one in the bathroom for the dirty stuff.

mellowma · 14/09/2006 07:30

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