Washing Clothes....?

@nupats (3564)
India
July 19, 2008 4:09am CST
well i was just wondering how do u wash your clothes? i have a washing machine but that i use only for heavy clothes like bedcovers curtains etc....for daily clothes i have a domestic maid who washes with hand and a brush and a bar soap (detergent)..i had noticed that the cuffs and collars do not get cleaned if totally left for the machine so they have to be scrubbed before being put in the machine..do you scrub the cuffs and collars before putting in the machine? how do you wash clothes in which the colors run? whaich is your favourite detergent powder ? i use Surf Excel.. do you have a washing machine for your clothes or you go to the Laundrett?
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I wash everything in the washing machine. I use mostly cold water and the gentle cycle on lots of clothes. I've discovered that even things that say they have to be hand washed can be washed in the machine. And so can some things that are labeled dry clean only. I separate whites from darks, and delicates from not-so-delicate clothes.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
If collars and cuffs are dirty, I use a spray on them. That gets the dirt out just fine.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear you surely have good washing machines there and better washing solutions..my maid is very good i have hired her for the full day she uses the machine for sheets and towels..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
@mandykaren (2040)
19 Jul 08
i never used laundrette, that would be much work and expensive.. I have automatic washing machine i use for just about all my washing, few items i will wash by hand, especially new dress The worse thing for me at the moment, is the drying of them, as weather here been raining much.. So have to hang over radiators. anyway everything goes in the machine.. If odd item don't come out totally stain free then id just leave to soak in stain remover detergent for a little while.. Scrubbing to hard can ruin some materials
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
you sure have a god machine..thankfully i have a dryer also so rainy season does not really bother much otherwise it can be tough as you mention..thank u for sharing your views have a nice day..
@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
sorry spelling error "Good"
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
19 Jul 08
Hmmmm strange discussion for me as i never ever wash my clothes i am bad at it in hostel life it was Laundry man and at home its maid, she do all the washing in wwashing machine and my wife hand wash some kids garments Thats all
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
i am glad that i have a good maid...i hate washing clothes....have anice day dear.
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
22 Jul 08
Hmmmm yeaj u r right that u r lucky by the way why u hate washing clothes???
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
Washing machine and Tide are perfect partners. I soak the whites with tide for 30 minutes and then scrub lightly the collar are before putting them to the washing machine. I tried using other laundry powder none so far beats Tide
@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
well i have not tried tide maybe i will give it a shot next month..i have been using surf excel powder and it has a nice fragrance..thank you dear have a nice day..
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
We have washing machine too. I only use the machine if I dont have much time to wash my clothes. Usually for those heavy garments and maong pants. I used detergent that is good in removing dirt. I brush first the collar or parts of the clothes that has more dirt before puting it in the machine.
@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear that is how my mom also does her laundry..i hate doing laundry so i have hred a maid for washing..have a nice day and thank you for wrting in..
@Hatley (164180)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jul 08
hi nupats dont have a maid but do have a wash room here in our apartmentcomplex so I use the washers and dryers when I do a wash. I would never do laundry by hand as modern washers do so much better a job and get the clothes so much cleaners with plenty of hot water and my favorite soap, tide.YOu must not have a very modern machine or else you cuffs and collars would come out sparkling clean in a modern washer . I wash anything in which the colors might run separately from the restof the wash of course.
@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear you surely have good washing machines there and better solution for cleaning...my maid is very good i have hired her for the full day she uses the machine for sheets and towels..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
• United States
19 Jul 08
I dont have a washing machine I live in a apartment sometimes I like to go to the laundrymat and some days I like to do it the old fashion way hands, sink, and soap.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
my mom prefers to wash her clothes on her own..i hate doing the laundry so maid is most convenient for me..thank you for sharing your views have a nice day..
@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I wash all my clothes in a washing machine.My washer has four different settings. One for heavy,normal,delicate and for handwash. I like using gain for my clothes it smells so good.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear you surely have good washing machines there..my maid is very good i have hired her for the full day she uses the machine for sheets and towels..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
@amvinay (122)
• India
19 Jul 08
most difficult thing in the world i believe ,i cant do it ,so i bought a washing machine to avoid washing clothes ..
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
i hate doing it so i bought a washing machine and hired a maid and told her to use it and dry and then fold the clothes..thank u for sharing your views have a nice day
@shana123 (2096)
• India
19 Jul 08
Actually this is my mommy's work at times when she falls sick and when servant is absent i like to help my mom by washing it by myself eventhough we have a washing machine at home.we use it for heavy clothes as u said say we use it once in a month and also when it rains.. while it rains we cannot dry the clothes outside since our washing machine is having a drier we would feel more comfortable to wash and dry it in one go.. in future i would like to have a washing machine when im married
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear even i used to help my mom before marriage ..my maid is very good i have hired her for the full day she uses the machine for sheets and towels..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
19 Jul 08
I wash my clothes my self with hands...we had a care taker who washed my clothes. but now as she is married and gone .. I have to wash my clothes with hands.. As my machine is totally useless!! It cleans nothing... I don't cleans the clothes at all .. cleaning the collars is a far away thing!!! I like my clothes totally cleans and white ones totally white ... so its better I wash them with my hands. It is also making me independent .. am not depending on any one else and neither on any machine.. I use surf excel soap.. :)
@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
oh dear sad to know that your maid has gone..yes even i am picky about clothes being clean and cleaning them can really be tough..luckily my maid is around still i hate doing the laundry on my own..thank u for writing in have a nice day..
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@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I put everything in a basket and hand it to my children or husband and they take it down the road to the washer machine then the dryers then everyone helps put up the the laundry, ' we are doing laundry today, and I really hate messing with laundry we just have too many clothes so I am getting ready to get rid of more clothes, I have already gotten rid of a bunch I have two bags full ready to go now, The kids out grow stuff very fast and people keep giving me the clothes their kids have outgrown, if everyone would just stay the same size that would be helpful, and if the clothes would just not wear out, and it storage was not a problem. the laundry monster problem would be solved....lol
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear this reminds me how we used to help our mom with the laundry as kids..we used to wash in the machine and help her dry it later..thank you for sharing your views have a nice day..
@tasdeep3 (12)
19 Jul 08
i put them all in the machine.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
good that you have such a nice machine..my maid is also very good i have hired her for the full day..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
19 Jul 08
i just simply wash my clothes with my hand i also have washing machine but i use it on sunday when for me it's a holiday i just wash my clotes and then i go to beach for taking shower its 36 kms from my house .
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
well washing clothes with hand is a good exercise but i am happy that you atleast get your sundays off...i hate doing laundry my maid does it for me i have hired her for the full day..so things are more convenient....have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
19 Jul 08
A maid who hand washes your clothing? Wow, must be nice. Not too many of us in the US have the money to hire a maid to do our laundry. I have a washer and dryer that do my laundry. LOL As for detergent, Tide is my favorite. I wouldn't know why your clothes wouldn't come clean in the washer, unless you are employed in a job that gets you overly dirty. I wash all of my clothing in cold and they come out perfectly clean. Saves me money also by using only cold water, plus I don't have to worry about the colors running.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
good that you have such a nice machine..this city is very polluted and weather is so very humid so cuff and collars get extra dirty..my maid is also very good i have hired her for the full day..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
• Bangladesh
19 Jul 08
My favourite detergent powder is also surf ecxel. Normally I wash my cloths by myself and sometimes with washing machine.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear i also like this detergent nice fragrance...have a nice day..
• United States
19 Jul 08
I wish I could afford a maid for anything! A nanny would be great too! I do all of our laundry, in the washing machine. I usually use Tide with Febreeze. My son tends to get rashes from other detergents. The only thing I do before the wash is put stain remover on my son's clothes if he spilled any of his medicine. And I hand wash his sheets and blanket in the tub because he wets the bed (he's only 3, but I'm no longer wasting money on pull ups) and the smell doesn't always come out in the wash alone. I wash everything together on warm, and *knock on wood* have never had colors run. If someone had a new red item, I may wash that with towels alone for a few washes.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
good that you have such a nice machine..sheets and towels go in the machine but rest of the clothes are hand washed my maid is also very good i have hired her for the full day..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
@jonesy123 (3949)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Looks like you sweat a lot. Those stains get pre-treated with some detergent, but then everything just goes into the laundry machine. I feel sorry for you maid to have to do this by hand. It's hard labor trying to get those stains out manually.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear good that you have such a nice machine..my maid is also very good i have hired her for the full day..so things are more convenient..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views..
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I have a machine that the former owner of my house kindly left for me and I was very glad after looking at prices! It's an old one and very vigorous so I wash on the delicate cycle to make my clothing last longer. I usually use the cheapest detergent because I've learned that detergent is only there to break the water tension and let it go through your clothing. Without it, the water wouldn't penetrate as well and your clothes wouldn't get clean. I haven't noticed that more expensive detergent does a better job than the cheap stuff. I do agree that collars and cuffs, that get the most wear and the most dirt on them, need to be scrubbed or treated before washing. You are fortunate to have someone to do your laundry! However, since it's just me, I don't have much to do. When I was married and my boys were living at home I had the laundry of 4 people to do and washed every day!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
good that you have such a nice machine..my maid is also very good i have hired her for the full day..so things are more convenient..my mom suggested Surf Excel so I use it it has a nice fragrance..i hate doing the laundry..have a nice day thank you for sharing your views
@smacksman (6072)
19 Jul 08
Well I think it is an excellent topic because it reveals the life styles of different members around the world. For instance, how many USA/Canada/Europe members of Mylot have daily maids for washing and housework, I wonder? When we first lived in Africa, my newly wed wife insisted that she wanted to do everything in our home herself. That lasted about six months! When word got out that we had no staff in the house or garden it was less than two days before the doorbell started ringing with men and women asking for a job. In the end we relented and took on staff like everyone else and those staff remained with us for many years and became an essential part of the family. Now in the UK we can't afford staff, even part time. Back to the topic - haha - we use a washing machine for most things but collars and cuffs are given a good scrub and soak before hand. Woolens are washed by hand and drip dried. Colours go in a separate washing machine cycle but sometimes there is a mistake and I have several pairs of underclothes a delicate shade of pink or blue!! haha
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@nupats (3564)
• India
21 Jul 08
hi dear i have a good maid and thankfully i can afford her for full day..i have her through an agency though she charges a bomb..i too have lot of our innerwear in light pink shades just like yours hahaha..i think such accidents happen in machines..have a nice day..