Do you wash clothes by hand?

@pengbubu (1015)
China
February 10, 2010 1:44am CST
Do you wash clothes by hand? In nowadays, people like using washer machine. It's convenient because we can put dirty clothes in and get clean clothes. I like washing by hand, because sometimes washer machine makes my clothes distortion. The cloth's neckline gets bigger after washing and I can't wear it any more. Do you have that kind of experiences? Do you like using washer machine? Willing to know your opinion.
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@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
Yes, I wash my clothes by hand & some help of washing machine to dry clothes. I do it once a week so that it will be clean to wear.Happy Valentines Day!!!!
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
Okay, You will be at home. Be sure to wash all your clothes before Chinese New Year & Valentines Day.Do you wear your Chinese clothes in this event. What do you prefer orange or red clothing?
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
I prefer red. Thanks
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
Red clothes, nice choice. Can you tell the meaning behind of the color choice in Chinese new year. Is it luck?
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
hello pengbu, I am using washing machine when washing clothes. But with delicate fabric,i wash it with my hands. It is always a good help to use the washing machine and makes washing much easier. Esp with working mom like me...this is a great invention. But,in some cases,washing with hands cannot be avoided.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
Yes, and I prefer washing by hand. It's a great invention, so we can do mylotting and wash clothes at the same time. I had a bad experience, so I always wash delicate fabric by hand. It's a better choice. Happy Valentine's Day, Jaiho2009.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
Happy Valentines too
• India
10 Feb 10
usually my mom, wahsing the clothes through hand, but in some cases like very sophisticated, heavy clothes like jeans wear, and sometimes in very delicate clothes, we are using our automatic machine, which cleans, soaks, the dirty, sandy clothes, ultimately it may vary to vary from clothes to clothes, and situation to situation as per time time needs and requirements, machine clothes are needs to iron, but hand washed clothes not having this necessarily
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
16 Feb 10
Thank you.
• Bulgaria
10 Feb 10
No, I don't wash by hand. I hate that. My hands become red and rough, I always wonder if the clothes are well washed and it takes time. I definitely prefer to use the washing machine.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
13 Feb 10
Yes, especially for women. They have to protect their hands.
• China
10 Feb 10
yes,i do. Although i don't like this way.This just because i live on the campus,and we don't have washing machine at all. That sucks,right? And washing clothes by hand does harm to our hands.I really don't like that.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
13 Feb 10
I shared a washer machine with more than 10 people when I was a student, so I don't have to pay it by myself. Why don't buy a washer machine with your classmates? Then you have more spare time for study.
• India
10 Feb 10
oh yes when i was abroad i used to wash my clothes using my hand . It was a very good experience learn t loads of stuff. learn t about being independent . and by the way washing in hands is better than washing machine .its a good exercise so go for it cheers
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
12 Feb 10
WOW, Where are you right now? on your own country? Happy Valentine's Day!
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
10 Feb 10
noestly, the most of my clothes i put into the machine! the only clothes i dont was on the wash machine is my underwear, i dont like to mix this wear with the other.. i prefer to wash by my hands... thanks for asking! have a nice day
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
12 Feb 10
Happy Chinese New Year!
@arunthvf (55)
• India
10 Feb 10
i wash my cloths with the hands only.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
12 Feb 10
Thanks for your reply, Have a good day.
@wishuluck (233)
• Lithuania
10 Feb 10
almost all the time i use washing machine and i only wash some clothes by hand. It depends on material. i also use dry cleaning for some of my clothes, so i'm sure it's not going to be distorted.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
12 Feb 10
Thanks for your reply. It's a good choice to use dry-cleaning for expensive clothes, so that it won't be distorted. I love China.
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
Well I do know how to wash clothes by hands and thru the washing machine, but I as a very busy person, I don't really have time to spend for washing. I strongly prefer those that are washed by hands manually coz they are better washed compared to washing machines. Washing machines does not ensure good washing, while in washing manually, one could actually see the stains properly
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
12 Feb 10
Thanks for your reply. Yes, wives/gfs should do this for their husbands/bfs. Man should focus on the work.
@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 10
I don't like washing clothes by hand. I always put all of the clothes into the washing machine. It is cleaner and much more convenient. I love C?hina
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
I am glad to know that you are still here, Thanks for your reply and Happy New Year, Youless.
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
10 Feb 10
I have washed clothes by hand before, because it is safer on that particular fabric. Yet I also prefer the washing machine, because it is convenient. I have learned to not mix colors with whites, because then the clothes do become distorted in their original colors, and that is not good. Yet I have also washed clothes by hand when I was poor, too!
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
Yes, I did it once. I mixed a white T-shirt with other color clothes and the white is no long pure white. Haha! I never wear that T-shirt again. Happy Mylotting!
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
Hi, pengbubu. I still prefer to wash my clothes by hand. Washing machines cannot really remove stains and dirt, and it could either shrink or distort some clothes. But those sheets, and other heavy fabrics, I put them in the washing machine so it won't take so much of my time.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
Oh, me too. I plan to buy a washer machine this year, so I can use it washing jeans.
@emediloy (701)
• Indonesia
10 Feb 10
mostly i wash clothes by hand. especially for a smooth or gentle fabric. i like to wash by hand because its more clean. but for some heavy and hard fabric like jeans, i prefer to use washing machine.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
Using washer machine lets us do other things in the meantime, like moping floor. I don't like washing jeans, because it's so hard. Probably I should buy a washer machine for washing jeans.
• India
10 Feb 10
Yes i do wash cloths by my hand and it would be better to put in washing machine. Because washing by hand all stains just vanish and in machine stain remains there only. SO thats why only i used to wash cloths by hands only.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
Thank your for your reply. Yes, it happens. It's annoying to not clean up the clothes, so it's a good choice to wash by hand. By the way, it's time consuming to use washer machine.
• United States
10 Feb 10
Hello pengbubu and how are you doing today? Hopefully all is well with you, as for me and my life things are really starting to look up for me. I just seen your discussion adn jsut wanted to have some input on it. I am a person who is like Thank Jesus for the washing machine, I never ever hardly even ahnd wash anything anymore because it can be time consuming. Seeing that time is not on my side i hav eot move and move fast well thank you so much for creatingt his discussion and until next time NakitaLikely3617 is out! take and be safe!
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
I am sitting on the bed, listening to the music and doing mylotting, thank you. Yes, it's time consuming but we can do other things in the meantime. Don't you think so? We can put clothes into the machine and watch a movie. Haha! Thank your for your reply, Nakitalikely3617.
• India
10 Feb 10
Yes i wash clothes by hand.I do not washing machine so i wash clothes by hand. I heard that even though washing machine is there. Same amount of work is involved in washing clothes.
@pengbubu (1015)
• China
11 Feb 10
Thanks for your reply, I prefer washing by hand too. Have a good day!
@AutumnGold (1062)
25 Jul 10
Hello Pengbubu. Yes I usually wash my good clothes by hand because washing machines can be a bit too hard on clothes, I always wash my jeans in the washing machine but I turn them inside out to stop them being worn out too quickly, that's a tip I read years ago in a magazine :)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
I can only wash clothes that are light life undergarments and handkerchief, face towels. But the bigger clothes like shirts and pants, I just let it be washed using our washing machine. Washing by hands can let my hands have bruises. I use my had for work for typing so I don’t want any bruise there and washing by hand waste my time and energy . that is why we have washing machine to let the work be done to it. Although washing by hands saves energy but it doesn’t saves time. Busy people like me defend on washing machine.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Honestly, I have been washing my clothes in machines since infancy. I find it hard to wash by hand. As I have tried a couple of times, the twisting and soaping gets all over and the slapping to straighten out. As I don't allow myself that much time and love to put into washing, the machine helps me to wash and dry, while I do the folding and smelling.