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When you sort the laundry, how many different piles to you make?

My dh and I disagree on the correct way. I make 3 piles: darks, colors and light/white. I make a white-only pile when I am bleaching them once per month.

What about you?

 
science_spot

Asked by science_spot at 12:19 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (17)
  • Two, maybe three: Everything that isn't jeans or towels, then jeans & towels or else I'll separate the jeans & towels, depending on how much I have. My front-loading washer holds a LOT, and I'm not going to waste time & energy doing half loads. I base my sorting on dry time (how long it takes to dry the items). Obviously jeans and towels take longer than other items.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 9:06 AM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • At least 8, but I'm very particular about separating everything by light/dark, temperature, if it should have fabric softener or not, etc.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 12:30 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Whites, Darks, Colors, Jeans, Towels/Rags, and another for Blankets/ Sheets if I have any to wash. :)
    xxMasonsMommaxx

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 12:22 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Maybe I'm overcomplicating it, but I have the following piles:

    -hubby's work clothes lights
    -hubby's work clothes darks
    -family clothing light
    -family clothing medium
    -family clothing dark
    -my and daughters socks and underwear
    -hubby's socks and underwear
    -bed linens/towels/washcloths
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 12:22 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • My husband does the laundry, but we have 3 piles. Dark, white mediums
    soccerfanatic14

    Answer by soccerfanatic14 at 12:23 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • For me it piles up like this : )
    Whites
    Underwear/Towels
    Brights
    Dark Colors
    Everything Else
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 12:31 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • i have
    towels
    lights
    brights
    darks
    sheets

    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:47 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I may have 4 or 5 piles. Whites, delicate, my husbands stinky work clothes, towels, colors, my teenagers clothes (he wants his washed in his own load), sheets and blankets, cleaning rags and towels...ok so that is 9.

    Momforhealth

    Answer by Momforhealth at 1:08 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • socks/underwear
    towels
    denims
    dark non denim
    medium
    light
    reds/pinks
    and DH's work clothes are done totally seperate

    so, 8. Bedsheets/blankets are done seperately too, so I guess that'd be 9 or 10.
    4time-mom

    Answer by 4time-mom at 2:16 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • 3- his, mine, our daughters :)
    Chell.o_0

    Answer by Chell.o_0 at 12:21 PM on Sep. 10, 2010