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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I'd think any woman would appreciate a husband who does the laundry. But I've given up trying to understand women. (With all due respect to the women on the forum.)

  2. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I really ought to look at gas dryers. I know they work better than the electric dryers.

    I do at least a load a day. Averages out to about that. Just can't bring myself to do it every day. I really hate folding the clothes.

  3. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    My Whirlpool (new) has about a 20 minute cool down period. If I remember to take the clothes out before that cycle kicks in, it's pretty close to the washer. I have to read the manual and see if I can use a cycle that works faster. It also beeps only once, gotta see if I can change that. One beep isn't enough, I gotta have constant reminders.

    When are you going for your surgery?

  4. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I just change the flexible piping every so often. Takes 10 minutes. I did see the reviews on the drill thing, worked very well. Easier to change the flex, tho.

  5. Getteau

    Getteau Icon

    Dec 19, 2007
    Every Friday and it's an all day process for me. I do the laundry for myself and my two kids (the wife does her own stuff). So between the three of us, it's usually 5 or 6 loads; depending on whether I have to do 1 or two loads of towels. Every two weeks, that goes up by another 4 loads when we change the sheets. If the kids are swimming a lot, there may be another one or two loads of swimsuits and towels during the week.

    I agree on the dryer part. My washer can do a load of laundry in about 30 minutes. The dryer usually runs 45 minutes to an hour. So my main bottleneck is the dryer.
  6. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    It seems like the person who invents the "turbo dryer" will get rich.
  7. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    depends on your situation - using the lint cleaner is easier for me.
  8. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    I usually dry clothes on the warm cycle. The real key is not to overload the dryer (or washer). The dryer takes less time than the usual 53 minute run time on the washer.

    Re: surgery. I had to go back to cardiologist last week in order to get a heart clearance letter faxed to the surgeon. This despite the fact that both are affiliated with the Carolinas Healthcare system and have access to patient records (which would have shown the complete set of tests on my heart run last November and which gave me clean bill of health, except for revealing the need for the hernia surgery). I've been waiting almost two months to get scheduled. No word back from the surgeon's office as to whether they received the fax.
  9. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    My housekeeper just left about 20 min ago. She drinks. As long as I keep her oiled, she ticks like a fine Timex. She says drinking helps her deal with having to scrub other people's toilets. I can relate. Seriously, she's a lot of fun.

    Think 'Berta' "I ain't cleaning that up!" :rolleyes:
  10. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    I use to complain to my wife (before we were married) about doing laundry. I would have one day a week that I would do everything, wash, dry, fold, the whole 9 yards. I'd make it an event, like most of what I'm reading in this thread. She would just roll her eyes and tell me, "Only guys make laundry a big deal!" :lol:

    I couldn't see how it could be anything but an "event". I hated folding clothes and in college, I'd have to make it an event because I had to use a laundry mat as my apartment didn't have facilities.

    After we were married my wife took over laundry duties and I now see that it doesn't have to be an event. She just does laundry as needed. If the kids fill up their laundry basket, she does a load. Start the washer in the morning, move it to the dryer in the afternoon, fold it the next morning. It's pretty much continuous.

    I see how this works so much better than my method of one big production, especially since we have so much more volume now, with kids, than I did as a bachelor.

    I try to help out, like reusing towels and washing my filthy work clothes in our old washer and dryer in the garage. I have to hand it to her though, I think I might melt down if I had to do it all. She just makes it seem seamless.

    So, my conclusion after all of this: Women are better multitaskers! :lol:
  11. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I am very lucky, I know where my laundry machines are in the house but have only used them about 10 times in my life. My wife takes care of most of the chores like that around the house. Most of the time she can even get the grass cut in the summer while the laundry is going. I usually get home from work in time for dinner and to help the kids with homework. :)
  12. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    one thing I miss about being in an apartment.. I used to fill all 4 machines at midnite on a weekend and have it all done by 2am :)
  13. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    That's great if you have someone who does not mind having laundry in the machines for several hours. Mrs. Fluffybear throws a fit when I leave something for more than a few hours (you'd think I learn after 17 years but after a while you discover the couch is not so uncomfortable once you get use to it).
  14. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2007
    Lake Norman, NC
    Re: Berta . .

    Berta's a hoot! I caught a 'Rockford Files' rerun from the 70s that she was a legal assistant or secretary and not bad looking! Big hair but otherwise sorta foxy and slim!
  15. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    Yeah, that used to be my pet peeve too, leaving laundry in the machine. I used to move it to the dryer until I got into big trouble when I dried a pair of her jeans.

    "Don't you know drying jeans in the machine makes them shrink?!?!" :lol:

    Luckily, our couch is pretty comfy too. :lol:
  16. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Fluff and Fold by the pound. :)

    Even my last couple of years when my apartment had a W/D in my unit, I kept going to a local place that did fluff and fold by the pound. And even better, sent the bills to my parents. :lol:
  17. jerry downing

    jerry downing Godfather

    Mar 7, 2004
    I duct tape my leaf blower to the hose behind the dryer and remove the slats in the outside outlet. When I fire up the leaf blower it blasts any accumulated lint into the yard. Sometimes I use the pole from my roof rake to help it along. (For those of you from a southern climate who don't know what a roof rake is, It's used to remove heavy snow from the roof.)
  18. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    If you use dryer sheets then this may apply.
    You can research this on snopes and I have proved it myself.
    Dryer sheets do something to your dryer filter and wax clogs it.
    Take yours out and run it under water. It will bead.
    You imagine how air would flow though it.
    Take it into the bathroom and wash it with soap and water with a brush or old toothbrush every couple weeks.
  19. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    I stopped using dryer sheets year ago when I noticed my bath towels were becoming water-repellent and could be stood up in the corner. :shrug:
  20. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Maybe you should wash them more often than once a month ;) :D

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