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I hate the environment
Once of the round ones ouside? If so, then this
radiators and clothes horse!
towels - radiators
bit of space though. I have a one bedroom flat and so no where else to dry my stuff.
lets you appreciate that nice bit of kit up close
It's something beautiful IRL.
heavy stuff on the maiden.
* light stuff's basically everything bar big towels.
need a new washing machine centric
they are as good as a regular washing machine
Now the dryer doesn't work, hence the combi drying method above!
Washer/dryers are ineffective and false economy
Everything else of the clothes airer. At our old flat we had one of those massive, pulley ones above an empty bit of space in the bathroom. You could fit two loads of washing on there and it was the best.
maiden will do just fine.
couldn't remember the name
The rope pully thing?
including clothes horses, radiators and the like. Wash and dry bedding and towels as they're bigger and are softer and fluffier.
Outside beats inside, heavy rain beats outside, inside beats heavy rain.
then it was a nightmare, as we did a load of washing once a week in the launderette then brought it home to dry. Could have dried it there I suppose, but it would have cost about a tenner probably. In summer it was OK as you hung everything on airers or in windows and it dried quite quickly. In winter things dried on radiators but it made the place a bit humid and mouldy. In autumn and spring I am amazed it dried at all, sometimes it didn't until the next load of washing was ready to dry. Some stuff like thick jumpers ended up all smelly because of the dampness and the crappy launderette machines.
Now in a 3 bed house with a garden - washing lines, airers or hung up in the spare room window. Whatever tickles my fancy.
seperating lights, darks and colours is surely the big one? that's never, ever necessary, even with new clothes. did it for years, then realised there was zero point. just grab stuff out of the basket and pile it in now. wash the dishcloths and kitchen towels seperately because they have smells all of their own.
but I greyed the fuck out of a whole load of pristine white sheets. I've been defensively using colour catcher ever since.
Towels especially, but yeah...youre right, kid
When you wash your whites separately you can use light bleaches like Ecover make to brighten them up.
Then there are towels, which do well at 60C. There's a case for some occasional splitting, is what I mean.
well, for a wedding maybe, but for work i tend to go for darker ones - navy, black, dark brown. the women like it, so it's fine.
burns white shirt collection*
e.g. Sports socks start to go a grey colour unless washed with other whites. Stick a scoop of Vanish in to get extra whiteness
in with my darks.
And I have recently started to employ the maxim;
''If it isn't dirt, wash it at 30''
30° gives just as good a wash as 40° and uses less energy and less time
doesn't even rhyme
Never buy towels which have a fancy man-made pattern in them. If you wash at 60 and then stick them in the dryer the man-made bit shrinks and gives a silly rouched effect that you can't get rid of
is thicker socks.
i don't go for the standard thin office worker socks, prefer thicker black socks, sport socks kinda, but smarter ones. they're just much more comfortable, i find.
anyway, washing them's obviously straightforward, but you can't dry them via a maiden as they go crusty, but you if you stick them in with cottons and stuff that dries quicker you can get a bit of a musty smell.
i've been having to do an extra drying spin and sticking them in with a heavy towel or two, which i'm not that happy about.
I'm getting ads now for heated clothes horses