Just slip your knickers off

@p1kef1sh (45640)
April 24, 2008 6:05am CST
but don't leave then wrapped in your tights/pantyhose. I don't mind doing the laundry. I find it quite therapeutic in a way, but I do grumble about the state of the laundry waiting to be washed. T shirts and tops left inside the sweater. Buttons on shirts not undone before removal, and knickers still wrapped up inside tights! There. That's my rant. Feel fee to join in.
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@jengoss (145)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I know the feeling. I have 4 sons, my boyfriend and me. I just hate to get to the laundry and realize that almost everything has to be turned the right way before I can fold it. Socks are inside out, pants have one leg turned in, shirts are inside out, and unders are still in the pants. I also don't like when they take their clothes off they can't even toss them in the basket a foot away from where they took them off at. It frustrates me so much.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
Irritating isn't it. Girls are just as bad as boys. You might like to have a look at CanadaGal's post at 18. She seems to have a system there.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
25 Apr 08
Start by having the boys bring their own laundry to the laundry room. Let them know, if it's not there, it won't get done. Eventually work it in that they are putting their clothes away on their own, bringing the laundry back to their rooms on their own, and then of course, doing it all on their own. Inbetween you can "forget" to turn their clothes to outside out, and you'll discover that they'll have to do that on their own pretty fast if they want to wear their things properly.
@jengoss (145)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Thank you for the advice. I already make them put their laundry away and bring to the the washer. I will work on some of the other stuff and see what happens. Thanks again.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
24 Apr 08
You poor thing. Although I will admit that I understand exactly what you mean. The only problem is that the only laundry that I do is my own. so the only person that I can get annoyed with is me. I get upset when I do not pull my panties out of my pants after taking them off. Or when my socks are still in my pant leg. Unlike you, I hate doing the wash. The problem is, I can not wear an item twice without washing it. So I find myself washing all the time. The thing that I hate the most though, is when I forget to check my pockets. Especially when there is something that can damage my clothes. Or something that is easily destroyed. Alright, I believe I am done now.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
Apart from pants (trousers not underwear) and pullovers everything in our house only gets worn once too. Stuff in pockets is a major pain. I get to keep the money though!
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
Do what I do... leave them in that state. Wash them in that state. Fold them in that state. Return them in that state. It's not your job to fix it all, and sometimes, the washer or dryer will do all that for you. If it doesn't... no worries.. it's not your problem. I used to fix shirts and pjs and pants that were put through the wash inside out, and would ask my boys to fix them right when they put them in the hampers in the first place. When that wasn't happening, I decided "F it!", and let it be. Sometimes socks are returned in little wet balls, and many times shirts are nicely folded although they're inside out. If the boys plan on wearing those things, they'll have to fix them eventually. Not my problem.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
This is a side to you that I have not seen before I like it! One question though Do these balled up wet socks etc actually get dealt with or do they go into drawers to contaminate their fellow socks? I suppose that in truth it only has to happen once or twice and the lesson is learnt.
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• United States
24 Apr 08
Wow tough mom :)))) I love it. my boys eventually had to do their own laundry, Jake just turned 13 so its about time to start teaching him now. Especially when he starts hollering about a specific item of clothing he wants and I am not ready to do laundry at the moment. Yep they do it themselves. even my husband can, but it is not an issue he works his patooty off, and my job I might have to use my brains some but I sit on my butt to do it. most of the time while I am waiting for a machine to do its scans I am in mylot to begin with. I love it however!
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
25 Apr 08
I admit, when the socks come out of the dryer in a damp ball, I will hold onto the open end of the sock and shake a few times so that I can attach it to another sock. Sometimes it's inside out, sometimes it's inside in. It's always a crap shoot. Either way, not my problem. The twins are 7 and Eric will be 9 next month. They have all been bringing their laundry to and from the laundry room and putting their clothes away for a few years now. For the twins, once they could reach the hangers, it was time. Heck, once they were all able to walk, I had them putting their dirty laundry in the basket. As for using the washer and dryer, I've already started teaching them. Eric put his stuff in the washer this morning actually (with me talking him through it). Hopefully by the end of this year he can do it without any instruction from me.
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
27 Apr 08
Morning P1ke! saw you were awake and noticed laundry day was this subject..could have swore it was something else..LOL..oh well maybe I'll find you discussing something else that will catch my eye instead of a different kind of bubbles surrounded by clothes..LOL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Apr 08
Hello Rosie. I slept very late and have hardly ventured outside of the house today. I shall shortly be launching into another discussion. Just got to find the words. Why you should have thought that this discussion could possibly be about anything other than laundry I just don't know!!
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
27 Apr 08
LOL..Maybe its because i'm wondering what a well established gentleman as yourself would be doing asking that question..Can't wait to see the next discussion..LOL..bet it has something to do oil and hands..hee hee
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 08
Lol p1 those used to be my biggest grudges when the Kids where small and before I moved Well in the end I washed them like that and left them like that when dried and folded the Kids used to grumble but I told them they are the ones who left them like that in the first Place lol
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Apr 08
I shall have to give that trick some serious consideration Gabs. Thank you for the idea.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 08
You are very welcome it really annoys them and then they will eventually put the washing in the basket properly
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
26 Apr 08
All I can say is that I do that stuff all the time. I wash the clothing that way too half the time. You'd probably kill me if I was your wife.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
26 Apr 08
You have many other redeeming features Skinny my love. Just leave the washing to me. You can iron!! Haha!!
• United States
26 Apr 08
LOL...I iron something and it gets more wrinkled half the time. LOL...Sigh...
@mummymo (23707)
25 Apr 08
When I still did the laundry the worst thing was when pockets weren't emptied! That used to drive me insane! xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 08
We have some of the cleanest change in Britain. Pounds of it get washed every week. We have to hear it clanking its way around the washer!
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Apr 08
LOL Yep know that feeling honey - we have also almost had one of the cleanest ipods and mobile phones (both my 14 year olds) and have had all sorts of weird things such as earphones, keys, bank cards you name it! xxx
@SViswan (12072)
• India
25 Apr 08
I have separate laundry bins...but I still find that my son does the knickers in shorts! But he's getting out of it...after being repeatedly told and I've put a sign on his laundry bin saying 'SEPARATE'! lol..he now knows he has to separate the items from each other before he puts them in! My husband doesn't use the bin at all...he walks upto the laundry bin...DOES NOT open the lid and dumps his clothes there! That really bugs me...though it's an improvement over standing at one corner of the room and throwing the clothes to the bin hoping the bin would catch it....I'd end up picking up each item from the floor.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 08
maybe you should adopt a policy of "not in the bin. Doesn't get washed at all". I don't pick up unless the clothes are where they should be. A bin each is what w should have, not just the one that we do have.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
25 Apr 08
I have a bin for each one of us (including baby). If I don't pick the clothes up, I can't clean the place (it needs to be swept and mopped everyday)
• United States
24 Apr 08
rotflmao LMAO LMAO welcome to mother wife hood! And very good luck at changing those behaviors. I have been spouting this for ummmm 28 years! Still its the same thing every time a load of laundry goes in the washing machine... But what is really cool is finding 20 dollar bills left in the pants pockets of your husbands :)) makes the washing almost pay for itself! MIND YOU i said almost.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
Money is always good. Tissues are always bad. I have accepted that I am unable to change the behaviour. So I came here and ranted instead. It is strangely satisfying. 28 years Angel? Are infants allowed to marry in the States?
• United States
24 Apr 08
OMG Pikey I hate the tissues... arggggg My Darlin Handsome Pikey, This year I we will have been married 28 years :))) I am not as young as you might think I am :)) However dumb I might sound sometimes just rack it up to the blond syndrome.
@ruby222 (4848)
24 Apr 08
LOL piky ...you get worse!!..i see exactly where you are coming from though...the untangling has to take place before the washer can be loaed....but i have a habit of doing the above mentioned things that you frown upon...once while walking my little four legs i felt something brush my ankle...quite a scary feel really...when i looked around ..the previous days undies were trailing out of the bottom of my trouser leg...dangling around my ankles...so instead of removing them and putting them in the washbin ..as i should have done..they had been in my trouser leg and had `worked ` their way down!!!...I felt a bit embarassed...but given that ive probably one much much worse...just picked them u and tucked them in my pocket.....But the hooror of horrors are those tights that get put into the tub by mistake ...then they `tie` themselves all around the remainder of the washing...and when you take it out...Bingo....even Houdini couldnt unknot it all...
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
I am laughing so much I have had a coughing fit!!! Two or three pairs of tights are nearly impossible to unravel. Add a couple of long sleeved shirts and the neighbours grab their coffee cups and come and lean over the fence to watch the comedy show that is me wrestling with miscellaneous legs etc. Check your trousers before you go out next time! Or maybe don't...
• United States
24 Apr 08
After reading all of this, I am glad that I boycott pantyhose of all kinds! I can't stand wearing those things! The skin on my legs is so sensitive that anytime I have tried to wear them I spend the whole time scratching! I would hate to fight with them when I wear them and then again when I wash them!
@novataylor (6572)
• United States
24 Apr 08
But why would they wear knickers with pantyhose or tights? The 'panty' in pantyhose should tell us that we don't need the panties. And as for tights, well, it's the same thing. I never wear knickers, as you call them, with my pantyhose or tights. Yikes - too much underclothes! But I do know what you mean, really I do. My hubby is horrible for stuff like that. Socks in a ball, all kinds of stuff in his pockets, one leg inside out - one not, and I'm always finding money in the washer when I empty it, which isn't all bad, mind you, and he never remembers that he's left it in there, so it goes into my pockets, but that's not really the point, is it? BUT, I never complain, or say a word, because the guy works his butt off, I don't work but nearly 4 hours a week, and he often does his own laundry, so I've got no room to complain. And I don't. I do all my own laundry - I wouldn't dare let him do it. I'm very picky about how mine is done, and there are specific things that I never dry in the dryer, that have to be hung up to dry, pockets smoothed, cuffs straightened, etc. And I never dry my bras in the dryer either - they last longer when hung to dry and stay in shape better too. So, p1ke, first, I'd tell them not to wear knickers with their tights/pantyhose, and second, I think you're doing your ranting in just the right place, darlin. I know that the last thing you want to do is complain to your sweet wife about something so small as that. Save it up for the big stuff. And btw, the way you put your rant is so cute, honestly, I'm tickled still.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
You have seen what we mean by tights now Nova. I do most of my ranting here. It's a fun place to do it. I love the replies I get. Glad that you enjoyed the discussion title. I do it deliberately of course.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I ALWAYS leave my shirts buttoned, I just treat them as pull overs - so much easier to get dressed that way!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
If I did that I think that the buttons would all burst off of my shirt. Easier to iron unbuttoned too.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
25 Apr 08
IRON, you IRON! I own an iron, but only for my sewing stuff!
@ellie333 (21029)
24 Apr 08
Thought this was gonna be a saucy one from you by the title, very good! Its the things left in pockets that annoy me more than anything. I have found toy soldiers, pebbles, train tickets, cash cards and money. Why don't they empty their pockets, tissues, grrr, gets all over everything if you miss one in a pocket and takes forever to get off. On the whole the girls are brilliant with their clothes and having put one handwash designer item through the machine they make sure all the handwash is separated now so I don't ruin it for them. They don't wear tights really so I don't have that problem thankfully because I think that would infuriate me too. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
Saucy? From me? Why Ellie, why ever would you think that? LOL. Pockets not emptied is another pet hate. Except when I find money! Then I keep that. Tissues are a major health hazard to washed laundry. They always seem to be in the same wash as dark colourds. Pouring with rain here. My washing on the line is getting another rinse. What a slurt I am.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Apr 08
Brilliant sunshine here, but a few dark clouds in the distance so its probably on its way. My washing machine is having a day off today, a well deserved rest for it. I'm just about to go into another one of your knicker discussions, hope thats clean, grey not blue LOL. Ellie :D
24 Apr 08
I hate t-shirts inside jumpers!! I remove them but my boyfriend when he does the washing will just shove it in as it is, so the t-shirt is still inside!! Grrr!!! Also pockets not being emptied, why can they be emptied when removing them??? My work badge has been washed this morning as my boyfriend didnt see it on my shirt!! I would have removed had he not beaten me to get the washing!! lol I dont have the trouble of knickers in tights as I dont wear them but have been in there, from when I lived with my mum, she would often do this and it irrated me. Buttons on shirts doesnt bother me.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Apr 08
So you go commando do you? Saves on the washing I suppose. T shirts and jumpers, or shirts and jumpers even. How can they undress like that. At least your work badge is sparkling!
24 Apr 08
Meant I dont wear tights!! Just re-read my sentance and i wasnt that clear about it!!! lol Its my day off today, my brain hasnt woken up yet!! My badge is gleaming now, but Im glad my badge didnt make it to the drier!! That would be nasty, it would have melted on my clothes!!!
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
27 Apr 08
oh p1ke has my daughter been leaving her washing at your place again.lol.isn't it annoying,she does it all the time with her stockings and i could scream,it takes me twice as long to do the washing,which i hate doing anyway.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Apr 08
She may well have Sue. We seem to have so much washing that I am convincd that we take it in for the street!! I like washing funnily enough. It's the ironing I loathe.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
27 Apr 08
Dirty socks rolled together in a ball. Bedsheets stuffed inside pillowcases. Pockets full of kleenex. Velcro tabs not done up. Pens left in pockets. Darks mixed with whites. Wet towels in the washer for days before being found. Shall I go on? Laundry day is the pits and if I wasn't reduced to having access to only one pair of knickers, I'd never do laundry again!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Apr 08
poor you. Shall we have a whip round and get you some new kickers? Blooming nuisance all of those things. But clean clothes are so much pleasanter than dirty
@kbourgerie (8781)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I'm guilty of all of the above. So I can't complain too loudly. What I don't like though is my son's pockets. I know, I know. I should be more aware of this and empty them before I put his clothing in the wash, but invariably I forget and the things I have found could probably fill a book.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Apr 08
Same problem here. We have some of the cleanest loose change in the World. Plus tissues!! My pet hate. Get one of thsoe in your wash and yoou are going to have to do it all over again!! Grrr.
@rombi001 (943)
25 Apr 08
haha.. you're right. Even guys leave their laundry all tied up.. like socks and boxer shorts in the trousers... I never thought parents minded it!! :) I apologise on behalf of the lazy children who can't be bothered to separate their uderwear from the rest!! :)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 08
Your apology is accepted. LOL.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I have raised 4 girls on my own...I so feel your pain! I stopped doing everyones laundry several years ago. We are all responsible for our own. I do mine and towels and that is it. My girls began doing their own laundry at 10. I supply the supplies. Is your wife the little culprit? You need to raise her right cuz someone did not.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 08
She has her moments, but our little visitor from university is the main one. She just doesn't learn. Yet does her own laundry quite cheerfully.
• United States
25 Apr 08
Oh I am sorry you have to go through that. was raised to wash my xyz's in the shower. We are not accustomed to leaving them anywhere. What I find I have to do a lot. Is go to the bathroom to remove them when company arrives. We don't have company often either. My daughter is 13 and she does her own laundry most of the time.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
25 Apr 08
That wold be too much of a palaver for me. Stick them all together in the wash. But untangle them first. Good to hear that your daughter is doing her own washing. It helps them learn essential housekeeping.