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Old 11-14-2006, 09:49 AM   #21
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I am dreading the pile of clean laundry downstairs that needs to be folded. Time to pull my favorite cheat, I'm just gonna throw it back in the dryer with the other waiting clothes. dh will come home to a clean house in the morning.

How about the rest of you? Do you sweep the dirt under the rug?

Cora,
I don't know if this is cheating as much as it is getting back at your dh for all the times that you've left the house to run some errands and come back to find loads of clean laundry left on the couch by him for you to fold.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:06 AM   #22
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We don't use dryer sheets in our house, but for those of you who do, please follow a simple safety step.

The dryer sheets are impregnated with the softner/non-cling components. Regular use of these products can hamper the functioning of your dryer and make the motor work harder. This is caused by the lint trap being clogged with the softener/non-cling residue. The lint isn't filtered properly and this could lead to overheating and, in some cases, a dryer fire.

To test your lint filter, remove it, clean all the visible lint from it and then run it under your kitchen faucet with running water. If the lint filter allows the water to run through it like a colander, your filter is just fine. If the water runs off the filter and doesn't pass through, your filter is blocked.

Just give it a good soap-and-water wash and run water over it again. This time it should run through just fine. Try to do this about once a month if you use your dryer frequently. Your dryer will last longer and you could avoid a dangerous dryer fire.

Even though we don't use dryer sheets here, I still test my filter occasionally.
What good advice! Can never be too cautious. Your response saved me. I went shopping yesterday and picked up some Bounce Dryer Sheets. Instead of throwing them in the dryer, I think I will use t hem in the drawers where I place the clothes. I am now fearful about starting to use them. I am trying to avoid more bills before Christmas. Seems once they start coming trying to use strategy to avoid t hem is not easy.

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:27 AM   #23
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Katie E, you are absolutely right, I have heard that, and indeed I do wash the filter every now and then, the water has always run through mine, perhaps it is because the dryer really is a fall back for us....in winter I use it maybe a couple of times a month when I have been disorganised and things are taking forever to dry, lol

bounce in my shoes, thats a great idea! And yes, they are in my drawers too! I am such a fan of them, I can't think how I got so hooked! Especially wierd when you look at how I used them before we even had the dryer, lol
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:34 AM   #24
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I've read this before and my filter doesn't come out. When you open my dryer door the lint catcher is is right under the drum. I'll have to ask Mr HB if it is sealed in or am I not strong enough to pull it out.

The Cable guy came today and I certainly cheated with cleaning.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:40 AM   #25
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My worse chore that I keep putting off is matching up the socks. I throw them into a large basket to do "later". When it's overflowing, we have to have sock folding party.

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:42 AM   #26
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I just realised, that of course right now, while I am in UK I am the biggest cheat of all, I am staying with my mother who has a fantastic housekeeper who comes in! LOL, what a cop out, huh!? I just take care of my own rooms in the house right now!
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:59 AM   #27
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Oh Lulu, I am so jealous. I had a housekeeper from the time I was a baby until 3 yrs ago when my company went under. I think I miss her more than anything.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:05 AM   #28
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I used under my bed for about 4 years untill my parents found out and forced me to do an empty and complete clean of my entire room. It took me 4 hours.
All kids do that, Gobo. Periodically I'd get my nerve up and look under my kids' beds...usually when they ran out of socks. You would not believe (or maybe you would) some of the things I found under there...lots of dirty clothes, of course, homework that never got finished, test papers with scores they didn't want me to see, lost school books, candy wrappers, glasses, dirty dishes, and all kinds of food scraps. Once I found a cereal bowl that still had very old milk and Fruit Loops in it.
It's no wonder we had mice.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:39 AM   #29
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My worse chore that I keep putting off is matching up the socks. I throw them into a large basket to do "later". When it's overflowing, we have to have sock folding party.

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We solved this problem a long time ago in our house. But, bear in mind, there are only the two of us here. At any rate, Buck only buys one color of socks of the same brand, so matching is a breeze.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:31 PM   #30
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My worse chore that I keep putting off is matching up the socks. I throw them into a large basket to do "later". When it's overflowing, we have to have sock folding party.

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Oh boy. That is me to a tee! Usually when the sock bin gets really full though I will make one of the kids match and sort them. What a mean mommy I am! LOL.
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