I like to contribute to the blog roll Works for Me Wednesdays but there are many weeks when I realize Wed. was three days ago and I missed the deadline. Not only am I a contributor but I am a reader too. So I perused this weeks blog links looking for something to help naturally cure my little K’s cradle cap and I came across a posting about sorting laundry. Since most of the posts have some neat ideas and helpful hints I thought, my laundry is out of control so what the heck I’ll read. So I am in for a treat because here is the (no pun intended) laundry list of how to sort all the laundry ever created. Let me just say after a day of screaming baby, shopping for my 6 year olds birthday with hubby, trying to pay bills, making a meatloaf for dinner, and trying to unload the dishwasher in-between breastfeedings I am about as likely to sort the laundry like this as I am to have another baby. I am including an excerpt to share one woman’s idea of doing laundry. In the meantime I will continue to sort my laundry into two groups, whites and colors. Although for a year or so I have a new sort group – baby. I do however mix it up with a touch of liquid fabric softener. That just helps to cover the mildew smell after leaving it in the wash for a day too many 😉
Sort for Success! by another blogger – not me
- White towels and athletic socks.
- White items with no “lint or print”–plain t shirts, sheets, cotton socks, dress shirts, undergarments.
- Semi-whites–lightest pastels, screened t shirts, white background with colored pattern, etc.–no lint.
- Semi-whites–sweatpants, pyjamas, etc.–anything white or light with fluff.
- Light colors (no lint): khakis, shirts, etc.
- Light colors (with lint): flannel, sweatshirts, etc.
- Dark/bright colors (no lint)–wash each item separately the first time to minimize the chance of the color bleeding onto other garments. Jeans, shirts, etc.
- Dark/bright colors (with lint)–wash sweaters separately or in individual mesh bags to avoid pilling and picking up the lint from other items.
- Black (no lint)–dress pants, shirts, socks, underwear. Line dry to avoid fading.
- Black (with lint)–socks, towels, etc.
- Kitchen towels and rags.
Wow, I never knew there were so many ways to sort.