Laundry woes.

April 14, 2012


Saturday was a productive day. I got the house fairly clean, we had lunch with the Kolliparas, and I did load after load of laundry. For the final load, I had a handful of kitchen towels and asked Lloyd to go get the two bath towels from the hamper upstairs. I was going to just wash them all together with a splash of bleach. They weren’t all white towels, but I was just after the germ-killing power.

We each threw our armfuls in the washer, I started it up, and went about my evening. (Catching up on shows.)

Um, there was a blue sweater in with the towels.

Here are the kitchen towels with a white sheet for comparison.

I don't really mind it, but I did wash them again.  With a little more bleach.

Dang it, Lloyd! Didn’t he know that this is the sweater I have left in the bottom of the hamper for weeks and weeks because it needs to be washed with similar items, and we are not going to have any similar items until next fall?? Sheesh. It’s not rocket science.

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6 Responses to “Laundry woes.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Doesn’t adding a touch of blue to whites keep them from looking yellowed? Isn’t that why little old ladies once (and maybe still do) have blue hair? You’re just doing things the traditional way.


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    Congratulations on your new set of towels!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    So the sweater made it thru unscathed with the bleach?

    I would call this a success! Blue towels are just fine….a blue sweater spalshed with white spots, maybe not. (I’ve had quite a few clothes with unwanted white splatts)


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yeah, what’s up with that? It was a tiny amount of bleach, though. Perhaps that’s what released the blue from it’s proper place?


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