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View Poll Results: How many loads of laundry do you do a week?
dry clean only (0) 0 0%
<1 1 2.94%
1-2 6 17.65%
3-4 10 29.41%
5-6 9 26.47%
7-8 1 2.94%
9-10 3 8.82%
11-12 0 0%
13-14 2 5.88%
15+ 2 5.88%
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:16 PM   #21
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I have kids also, so I do laundry all of the time at least 2 loads per day. I am going to look into front loaders when my current model dies.

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Old 02-13-2007, 04:48 PM   #22
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I do about 2-3 loads a day. dh goes through more laundry than anyone. He has work clothes and woodworking sawdusty clothes and exercise clothes and comfy clothes.

I fold it all when the kids are down. It's amusing to me that I'll fold 3 loads of laundry and there will only be a pair of my pants and a couple shirts that are mine.

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Old 02-13-2007, 05:27 PM   #23
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I'm anywhere from 9-12 -- how we generate so much laundry is beyond me. Nothing aggervates me more than when I strive to get the "empty bins" and someone brings five days worth of clothes down!
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:28 PM   #24
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I should have skipped the 0 and had 17+!
Wow I did not know that people did so much laundry.
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Pook
Warning about the front-loader! Mom-in-law had one, and be sure it drains properly, she got mildew in it. Yuck! She traded it back for a top-loader.
We got the gasket/seal thingy replaced on our front loader and have had no mildew problems since. The technician said they'd improved the quality of the gasket. I make sure nothing is blocking the drain hole in the seal and run a cleansing bleach cycle every once in awhile and it's been perfect. But before they came out with the new and improved gasket I was getting ready to dump it for another top-loader like your MIL did.
It would probably be Easter before I get a full load of whites.
Heh. If it weren't for my husband's white undershirts I would have no white loads. White does not go well with dogs, cats, and horses.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:04 PM   #26
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I'm anywhere from 9-12 -- how we generate so much laundry is beyond me. Nothing aggervates me more than when I strive to get the "empty bins" and someone brings five days worth of clothes down!
OR unloads a semister's worth of seasonal clothing from the back seat of their car !!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:10 AM   #27
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I don't know why my vote doesn't show up.
Oh, goodness, we have whites washes, despite the animals, or maybe because of them! half of DH's work shirts are white, then all the white bedding....etc etc
Problem is, we have siamese cats...the dark hairs get on light stuff, the light hairs get on dark stuff, you can't win! DH bought some new breeches for riding this week and they are dry clean only, I hit the roof! Not least because they are beige, and were meant to be everyday jods, why he could not have gone for a dark and machine washable pair I do not know!

I barely remeber top loaders from US, but its true that in modern front loaders washing does come out pretty well spun. But its not magic, and stuff still needs to dry. Hanging out in good weather or windy days does most things, radiators or a bathtop rail help in miserable weather. A huge amount of people in UK do not have Driers, and even fewer in Italy.

I have to say that for DH's shirts, I put them on to spin again, then iron them dry often, so I get a really good crisp finish on those double cuffs. Thank goodness no body wears detachable collars and cuffs in Italy, in UK I have to deal with that sort of rubbish too!
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:23 AM   #28
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I miss my 15 year old washer/dryer in the states---I could do any type of load from about 20 minutes to longer and then an hour in the dryer for the most heavy loads. Here, with a foreign combination wash and dry model it takes over 4 hours to wash and dry a load of laundry and then most of the time we end up hanging things up to completely dry anyway. Our washer/dryer capacity is such that it takes nearly two days to wash a set of queen-sized sheets---one sheet and one pillow case per 4 hours then set out anyway to completely dry followed by the other sheet and pillow case to set out and air dry. As far as clothes are concerned 4 shirts and a pair of pants is straining the capacity. And we're considered lucky as many apartments here don't even have dryers. Maybe my laundry lament should be transferred to the "Vent" thread. Ha! I would estimate that for the two of us that we do about 8-10 loads a week because of our low capacity situation here.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:00 AM   #29
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I do about 9 or 10 loads a week, sometimes less, sometimes more. I hate doing laundry but I love my front loader!
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:52 AM   #30
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I am curious about the front load machines - often I forget something and want to toss it in after I have started my washer - can you do that in the front loading machines or will you have water all over your floor?

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