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my washing machine broke recently and i had to go to a laundrette.. the attendant was available and offered to help as i had never been to a laundrette before.. i went about splitting my washing.. i always do mine in 5 seperate washes...

whites wash..

darks wash..

colours wash..

pinks/reds wash..

then finally anthing delicate..

the lady looked at me like i was alien and said in all her years of working there she has never seen anyone do washing the way i do.. please tell me someone out there does it the same! if not tell me how you do your washing πŸ’œ Image

LauraStephens
15 days ago
What do you think of this?
lilyflower
lilyflower15 days ago

LauraStephens I would have thought that was normal and made sense. Whites, Darks, Colours, Towels.

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
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15 days ago

thats what i thought too! its actually kept me awake at night thibking i was OCD over the washing haha she said she would just wash darks and colours together and wouldnt seperate pinks/reds from the darks and colours.. mind blown πŸ˜‚ Image

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lilyflower
lilyflower15 days ago

LauraStephens I get the red/pink bit. Red in the darks, Pink with colours, or if mine are all light colours I put the pink in with towels coz they're pink .

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
Original Poster
15 days ago

lilyflower i jist cant bring myself to split the pinks and reds lol they have to go in a seperate wash lol x

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

I do whites, darks, colours, towels and bedding. Is that not normal?

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
Original Poster
15 days ago

thats what i thought too! its actually kept me awake at night thibking i was OCD over the washing haha she said she would just wash darks and colours together and wouldnt seperate pinks/reds from the darks and colours.. mind blown πŸ˜‚ Image

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2515 days ago

I do mine exactly the same! Did she explain what the β€˜norm’ was? I suppose five separate washes would work out quite expensive if you were having to pay on a regular basis.

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
Original Poster
15 days ago

thats what i thought too! its actually kept me awake at night thibking i was OCD over the washing haha she said she would just wash darks and colours together and wouldnt seperate pinks/reds from the darks and colours.. mind blown πŸ˜‚ Image

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap15 days ago

I always did whites and darks but not having to wash kids clothes daily after school all goes in together

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G0501
G050115 days ago

I do whites / dark+colour (I know, I know...) / towels / beddings

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Ann1984
Ann198415 days ago

my friends works in a laundrett and she says when a customer brings a bag in they empty it all in one machine and put colour catcher in. Not my way of washing I separate

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k4ren2006
k4ren200615 days ago

Pretty much darks and lights since there's only two of us these days. When we were a bigger family (before the kids grew up), I could do the odd red wash or blue wash but that was before huge drums too 😁

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Pjran
Pjran15 days ago

I always separate the washing. Whites go into a longer cycle and in the summer I don’t hang out in full sunlight either.

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Golfforall
Golfforall15 days ago

These days on a 40 degree wash its not really necessary but I always wash new stuff separately as you never know .

Takes me back to many years when I was new recruit in the RAF . Of course had to do our own washing (for the first time in our lives ! ) , chucked it all in together (including the yellow dusters we used to polish everything ) max heat , max everything . 2 hours later a very strangely coloured load emerged from the machine .

Life lesson learned from that !!

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neo1
neo115 days ago

I don't really separate the washing, apart from Whites then everything else

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly2215 days ago

i only do whites and darks and throw colour catchers in lol

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beccatavender
beccatavender15 days ago

I separate my washing into likes and darks plus a separate ways for woolens, I think washing machines have come on leaps and bounds. To be on the safe side if it's new jeans or something I think will run I put a Colour Catcher in the wash https://www.amazon.co.uk/colour-catcher/s?k=colour+catcher

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GSM
GSM15 days ago

I used to do everything together using that papers which absorbs colours but after my last wash where all the white clothes were ruined, I will separate them.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

I just do a lights wash and a darks wash.

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sam30
sam3015 days ago

I separate whites and colours, throw in a colour catcher and hope for the best every time lol seems to work for me

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hspexy
hspexy15 days ago

I don’t do that. I try to get a load done as quickly as possible, so anything I know that won’t dye, fray or isnt delicate to survive a wash goes in the machine, and I hand wash whatever is

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen14 days ago

Many times of putting them all in and hoping for the best πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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