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amother




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Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 12:29 pm
Ok I have a three section divided laundry basket. Please teach me how to divide up loads!
Ex-colds-I have whites, darks, delicates, white shirts
Help!
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English3




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 12:33 pm
Ye me to it's becoming an emergency in my house. The clean laundry is piling up to the heavens. How do people cope with a clean house fed kids and laundry packed away.I think I am drowning in clothes. I have five kids oldest is six
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imaima




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 12:34 pm
You decide what type of division makes sense for you.
I have whites, gentle/wool, and the regular where everything else goes. Some people do towels ans sheets separatwely. Some people also have blacks.
You are allowed to have more categories than you basket suggests.
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amother




Chocolate
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 12:36 pm
For English 3.
A life saver was doing laundry by room (rack kids'room it's a load) besides fire some whites or delicates.
Empty dryer, they're in a bin, return to their room. They need to put it away.

Some of my kids hate that, but it's Bette than me having piled on my couches
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LiLIsraeli




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 12:36 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Ok I have a three section divided laundry basket. Please teach me how to divide up loads!
Ex-colds-I have whites, darks, delicates, white shirts
Help!


When I had this setup, I did whites, colored (all colors, not divided into light and dark), and towels/sheets.

I don't bother separating whites and coloreds anymore. I do it by room or by person. One day I wash master bedroom laundry, one day boys laundry, one day girls laundry. Towels when I get a chance or when I am close to running out of clean ones.
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clowny




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 12:43 pm
I have dark, whites and dh shirts. Shirts gets done once a week and every morning I wash another load alternating between dark and whites. That night after little ones are in bed the load gets folded.

English3- solution to piled up clean laundry for me was to wait until my girls are old enough to help me fold. Up until then I couldn’t find any other solution. What did help a lot was when I moved and I had a nice size laundry room so at least the laundry wasn’t all over the house
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 1:02 pm
I do

Towels (hot)
Whites (bleach and hot) - I wash whites and white shirts together
Gentle (cold wash and hang)
Regular (I wash light and dark together on warm. If I’m worried about staining I’ll use a color safe sheet but it hasn’t been a problem)

Bras, stockings also get washed separate loads
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 1:51 pm
I have so many loads! A laundry basket in my room for our darks and colors, a basket for each kids laundry in their room. In the laundry room I have one for whites, one for towels and linen, and one for white shirts and delicates. Upstairs I keep my kitchen towels and shmattes in a big bag.

With all the cream and ivory lately I think I need another basket 🙄
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 1:52 pm
sky wrote:
I do

Towels (hot)
Whites (bleach and hot) - I wash whites and white shirts together
Gentle (cold wash and hang)
Regular (I wash light and dark together on warm. If I’m worried about staining I’ll use a color safe sheet but it hasn’t been a problem)

Bras, stockings also get washed separate loads


You wash undershirts and shells with white shirts?
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 1:54 pm
clowny wrote:
I have dark, whites and dh shirts. Shirts gets done once a week and every morning I wash another load alternating between dark and whites. That night after little ones are in bed the load gets folded.

English3- solution to piled up clean laundry for me was to wait until my girls are old enough to help me fold. Up until then I couldn’t find any other solution. What did help a lot was when I moved and I had a nice size laundry room so at least the laundry wasn’t all over the house


Or, have your housekeeper (if you have one) do the folding. I wash all my laundry by Tuesday so that when she comes on Wednesday she can fold it for me. I do put it away myself.
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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 1:59 pm
I have whites, casual (pjs, socks, underwear) and delicates (everything else-all clothes and tights). Towels are another load, sometimes with linen. The whites, delicates, and casuals are in my three section hamper, and the towels have their own basket in a different room.
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English3




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 2:25 pm
Yes I used my cleaner Todo laundry but I don't know what it is some kind of emotional blockage but I would rather do something else than fold
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naomi2




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 2:33 pm
Wash everything together on COLD.
Wash towels and linen separately from clothing.
Pretreat stains with shout spray
Put tzitzis in a mesh bag
Hang to dry all tzitzis and other delicates
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 2:47 pm
English3 wrote:
Ye me to it's becoming an emergency in my house. The clean laundry is piling up to the heavens. How do people cope with a clean house fed kids and laundry packed away.I think I am drowning in clothes. I have five kids oldest is six

You can find some good ideas here.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=.....=784s
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 3:46 pm
SuperWify wrote:
You wash undershirts and shells with white shirts?


What’s the hug for? At least explain to me if it’s possible to wash white shirts and whites together- something I was always told is a big no.
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sky




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 3:48 pm
SuperWify wrote:
You wash undershirts and shells with white shirts?


Undershirts and white or light underwear with - white shirts - yes
I wash both on hot with bleach so I assumed it was ok. In my house it’s a huge load. I run it with every possible setting (soak, high soil, steam, extra rinse) it takes 3+ hours but is always bright white.

Shells I wash on cold, delicate no bleach


A friend of mine told me she washes all laundry by kids rooms so it’s easier to put away. Just washes everything on cold.
But I like washing undergarments on warm or hot. Otherwise I feel it’s not as clean.
Otherwise it sounds like it would simplify putting away.


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Crookshanks




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 3:50 pm
SuperWify wrote:
What’s the hug for? At least explain to me if it’s possible to wash white shirts and whites together- something I was always told is a big no.

Yup I do! I never heard it's not okay.
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amother




Bisque
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 3:56 pm
I fo a basic divide of towels, lights, colored, delicates White shirts go to cleaners. I divide it after it's washed into laundry baskets. Each person has their own basket, that way I can have my kids put it away after we fold it. If it doesn't get folded, it sits in my guest room until one of us have a chance to fold it.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 4:12 pm
SuperWify wrote:
What’s the hug for? At least explain to me if it’s possible to wash white shirts and whites together- something I was always told is a big no.

White shells need extra care (black ones also do but white even more since stains are harder to remove).
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silverlining3




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Apr 07 2021, 9:34 pm
I do dark/colored on cold
Whites, everything included, on hot, I add oxy powder
Towel
Linen
And delicate, handwash-if I have

Towel and linen isn't necessarily included in my schedule, I wash as needed.


If it helps, since I really don't enjoy doing laundry, (doing every day, even its 1 load, would make me enjoy it even less) I dedicated 2 days a week as 'laundry days'. I put a load in washer. When done, I put it in dryer, and right away put next load into washer. Dryer gets done before washer, so I take out load and fold and usually pack away. (Sometimes I don't pack away right away.) Once washer is again done I repeat like before. Comes out I fold only 1 load at a time and not mountains of laundry.

Even it can be a lot in one day, I still prefer this way over having to do laundry every single day.

Don't worry, although I try to stick to my twice a week laundry schedule, life happens, and it can end being that I do do laundry more than twice a week.
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