I forgot the clothes in the washing machine again?

@Bebs08 (10690)
United States
June 23, 2010 9:16pm CST
It usually happens to me. I keep on forgetting my washing in the machine.. sometimes it took 2 days for me to remember before I can put it in the dryer and dry them. yes 2 days inside the machine before I can dry it. Does it happen to you too? I am hook up with my online work that I forgot I am washing..
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8 responses
• Singapore
24 Jun 10
Set a timer or your alarm clock to remind you. Your clothes would stink being kept there for so long and you have to wash them again. Yeah, it happened to me a few times so I tend to find some way to remind myself.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
24 Jun 10
Unfortunately, there is no timer in our washing. We have timer in our dryer but nothing in the washing that is why I forget about it when I am busy with my online thing.
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• Singapore
24 Jun 10
How about an alarm clock then, or putting post-it notes right in front of your monitor where you can see it and be reminded. It can be quite annoying to forget things.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
25 Jun 10
My husband forgets a number of time so I have to double check each time he washes clothes to see if he left some clothes in there. My husband willingly takes the laundry job all by himself. He is such a hardworking husband but sometimes because he is multitasking he forgets things like that so in order to help him, I always check on the washing machine.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Oh!! yoou have a very good husband my friend. Mine? since he get married with me? he never touch the laundry hahahaha... he was happy that he rested from that kind of job.. ahahha it is all my duty to do that unless I am not home or have a vacation somewhere and he has no more clothes to wear? he will do the laundry.
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Jun 10
I do the same thing as well. It's kind of nice to know that there are other people who also forget clothes in the washing machine. I don't forget them every time I do laundry, but there are still a number of times when my laundry just stayed in the washing machine for a couple of days.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Oh? hahaha t least I am not the only one here.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
24 Jun 10
I hate to admit it, but yes, sometimes I do forget that I have clothes in the washer. Fortunately for me it doesn't happen very often. I don't like the clothes, at least if they are washed, to sit in the washer for more than a few hours. I actually prefer to get them out as soon as the washer is done, so if they happen to be in there longer than that (i.e. overnight) I will rewash them. What can I say? I'm just not comfortable with the idea of them being in there so long because I worry that they will start to smell funny after that. Happy mylotting!
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
correct!! it smells bad when it is in the washing for more than 12 hours.. hahah like now? I am washing and I heard the timer few minutes ago and I am still here typing.. I might forget it if I will not move and attend to it.
• Malaysia
24 Jun 10
the same thing has happen to me on more than one occasion...and sometimes i need to re-wash the clothes..
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
hahaha just glad i was not able to rewash my clothes.. I will try my best to remember next time...
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
24 Jun 10
No I don't have that problem because my washer will beep and beep every two minutes till I get there and shut it off. How about if you have a micowave or a stove with a timer, you can use that to remind yourself. Put the laundry in then set the micowave for how long the laundry takes. The microwave/stove will beep and you will then not forget the laundry.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Oh no!! I don't want to waste electricity using both the oven and the washing? hehehehe then there's nothing in the oven or microwave? just use the timer? Oh!! that might be hurting on my bills,
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
24 Jun 10
I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that. Being disabled I don't even do my own laundry. All I need to do is remember to tell my next shift assistant to move to the dryer. Yet I always forget because there are more interesting things to do or have help with. Finally my forgetting became so bad that my assistant took to writing me notes and attaching them to my computer where I'm sure to see it.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
wow that's a good idea!! put a sticky note to the computer to remind us what's next? maybe I will do that too.
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
24 Jun 10
It happens to me often. Luckily, my husband helps a lot with the laundry and usually puts them in the dryer before it's too late. It is too late if they sit there for a few hours and sour in the washer. Then we have to put them through the rinse cycle again before drying.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Good your husband has concern about the laundry. I don't think my hubby has the time to think about it. He is not home all the time. Every time I do laundry I am alone and he doesn't know anything about it..
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