Do you FOLD up your clothes, HANG them or DUMP them in a stack?

What do you do with your clothes? - A combined picture of 4 things you can do with your clothes.
Singapore
March 13, 2007 5:17am CST
Alright guys, before your imagination runs wild, I am referring to CLEAN clothes that have already been properly washed. This is what I usually do with my clothes. After they are dried in the dryer, I would collect them and dump them into a basket. Then I would sort out those that are worn casually at home from those that are worn outside. For those in the first category, they would be neatly folded and kept in my cupboard. For the rest, they would be dumped in a stack by the ironing board to be ironed. When they are finally ironed, they would then be hung up. I know of a friend who folds everything - everything including the ironed clothes that are meant to be worn outside. I also know of another who irons everything - everything including pajamas and hangs them like flags. There are also many who simply dump everything *somewhere* and try to find them when they are needed. :P So what kind of person are you - what do you do with your clothes? Fold them up? Hang them? Dump them in a stack? Or... ? Do share your habits. ;-)
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• Indonesia
13 Mar 07
I never thought about that... I should tell my wife how grateful I am to have her as my wife.
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@rx4life (1930)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Yes you should...some forget to acknowledge those things taken for granted!!!:)
@Darkwing (21586)
13 Mar 07
It depends on what the item of clothing is. I iron and hang shirts and skirts. Tee shirts, vests, pants and sweats, I fold and put in the drawer. This seems to work quite well. I have a place for everything and everything in its place. :-) Brightest Blessings.
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
Organised like me. ;-)
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@Darkwing (21586)
13 Mar 07
I guess... I have special drawers for each item folded as well. ha ha ha ha ha
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I categorize the same way. More casual, less-wrinkling type clothes are placed in appropriate drawers on my side of the room while professional outdoors special clothes get ironed (b/f irons and that is a well-liked blessing!)and then hung up on plastic hangers.
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@vega83 (6342)
• Bahrain
13 Mar 07
well, i kinda do all three, i have some clothes that are folded, some that i hang but eventually all of them do get dumped and make a huge mountain of clothes, then when it gets really really bad, to the point where i can't find anything at all, i fold the clothes to be folded and hang the rest and then they get piled up again, you see it's a vicious cycle with me, and you know what they say, it gets worse before it gets better, that's the way the life of my clothes goes.
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
Ha ha, why bother folding and hanging them if they get all messed up in the end? :P
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• United States
13 Mar 07
After everything is washed and dried. Usually they are folded up and placed in the appropriate rooms. After that it is up to the others in the house to do what they wish with their clothes. I've tried to keep everyone's clothes up nicely and it never fails they are down and put somewhere else, so I just said the heck with putting up clothes. Now my own after taking them out of the dryer I seperate them into two piles one that needs ironing and the other that is just for normal everyday things around the house. After I am done ironing those get hung up while the rest I put away in their appropriate dresser drawers.
@Bangalorean (1282)
• India
13 Mar 07
Hang Coat - coat
I hang my suit and other overcoats and others fold it and keep them in the rack
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Gosh, wizzzy, why don't you add how we fold our lingeries or underwear. You may know by know that I'm an ORGANIZED bunny. Like you, I sort my clothes well. I separate house clothes and the one for ironing. I don't use iron though, I use steamer because I find that the clothes straightened quickly. Afterwards, I will hang it up. By the way, I have a specially reserve hanger for you. So I can hang you up too. "grin"
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
I didn't ask because I know you will offer to tell anyway. Lol :P You wanna hang me? Fat chance!
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
Ahaaaa...so you know my nasty bunny mind...just you wait there and you'll see yourself hanging up right there inside bunny's cage. "evil laugh"
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@MsTickle (25214)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
I'll bet you have someone to do your ironing. Do you always put your stuff in the drier? This is not necessarily a good thing to do with your clothes all the time. I fold my clothes as I take them off the line. This reduces the amount of ironing I need to do. It also means that even my everyday clothes are neat and wrinkle free. Pants are hung carefully and shirts are put on hangers. I hate ironing in summer and have carpal tunnel syndrome so I avoid it at all times. I have special drawers for specific undies and my hanging space is colour co-ordinated..I love looking at my clothes hanging up like this...lol. I just try to be as efficient as possible. I have a friensd who has bundles of unwashed clothes lying all over his house, mostly in hallways and unused rooms. He hangs things on his line haphazardly using up to 6 pegs per garment. The clothes are bundled up and brought inside and left in a pile in the loungeroom and that's where they stay till he changes clothes. He wears no undies and sometimes wears the same clothes for 3 days. He sleeps in the loungeroom on the floor on a foam bed because he is too lazy to get up and go sleep in his proper bed. Men!!
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
Hanging them to dry takes far too much space and time. So yes, they almost always go into the dryer - except for those really "elaborate" clothes. As for whether I iron the clothes, it's a yes. My Mum does it sometimes, I does it sometimes. ;-) Color coordinated? ROFL!!!
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@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
I am not in charge of laundry at home, so I don't fold, hang or dump. I leave it where it is. However, if I am asked to collect the clothes from the dryer, I would fold and keep those that do not need ironing and just dump the rest at one corner of the bed. They would be ironed the next day.
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
Not bad, for a part-time i/c!
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@bgerig (1258)
• United States
13 Mar 07
shirts, pants I will always hang immediately. underwear, towels, etc. I will usually pile and then fold when watching tv or listeniing to the radio later.
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@teison2 (5922)
• Norway
13 Mar 07
I do not have a dryer. I hang my clothes neatly to dry. This means i do not have to iron as much as if put in a dryer. When the clothes are dry I put the underwear and socks in seperate boxes in our closets. The rest is neatly foldes and put in the closets. There are some things that I iron, like shirts and skirts. These I have a pile for in the bottom of my closet. i do not iron very often as I think it is one of the most boring things ever. I'd say there is pretty good order in our closets. When we last moved the estate agent refered to the state of my piles of clothing as military order. i do not like it if things do not look neat and tidy
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
25 May 07
My hubby does all the folding because I hate it!
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• Singapore
25 May 07
What a lucky wife.:P
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• United States
25 May 07
Hey he's pretty darn lucky too!
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
25 May 07
WEll I fold the ones that need folding and hang the ones that need hanging but I don't iron. I'm sorry I stop there :) It's the worse chore in my book LOL Even hubby can do it better than me! I like to put clothes were they belong and done properly so they're fine when I want to wear them.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
And do the things that need doing? :P
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
25 May 07
all except ironing hehe
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@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
25 May 07
I'm not very organized, I usually just dump things and get confused but at other times I do some efforts to keep cloth a bit organized..
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• Singapore
25 May 07
I know. You are supposed to be wild. :P
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@creb11 (416)
• China
25 May 07
fruit - do you like it
I am a lazy man so if it is not have to do I would not do it. But I must do for there are some clothes which if you not fold it would hard to wear as you look so laughable. Anyway I must force myself to do it.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Yea, you just have to force yourself to do certain things in life. :P
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• United States
25 May 07
Mopst of my clothes i fold and put in my drawers. The ones that are nicer get hung up. However, i can't get to my closet/wardrobe right now, so the hang up clothes are piled on top of my drawers.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Clothes discrimination!! :P
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• Philippines
25 May 07
I fold my shirt and hang my polo shirt! =)
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Shouldn't it be the other way round? :P
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• Canada
25 May 07
After my clothes are washed and dried I always take them up in a basket and try to fold them right away so they don't get wrinkled because if they wrinkle on me they either have to stay that way or get washed again because I don't iron and don't even own an iron in the house . I pack or hang up all the clothes we have . I prefer all of my clohtes hung up except for my pants and the stuff that belongs in the sock drawer so most of my stuff is hung in the closet but my husband likes all his clothes packed so most of his are packed and then I pack all the children's clothes except for the girls dresses which I hang in the closet for them . I never dump them anywhere as I have so much wash to do that I don't want to waste time trying to figure out if they are clean or dirty as the little one's would be in them for sure if they were not packed and put away .
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Yup, it is better to fold them right away. Put them in the basket too long and it would be one big mess.
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
25 May 07
I dont go for the dumping into a stack thing i am a little to on the neat side of things for that. I fold mostly everything i hate hanging stuff for some reason but dress closes are hung up so they dont get all wrinkle up. When i put clothes in dresser i like to be organized i put tshirts in one drawer and my gym clothes in another and my pants in one so everything is easy to find. And also accessories like belts or sashes i hang up to for easy access when you need them too.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Anyway hanging poses some problems too - such as such push hanged stuffs together and they get crumpled anyway.
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@KissThis (3004)
• United States
25 May 07
Well I have a system. I don't like for anything to be just dumped or left laying around in stacks. I hang most of my daughters clothing except of course her underclothing and shorts, I fold those to place them in dresser drawers. I fold all of my sons clothing and place in drawers as well. We tried to hang part of theirs as well but they always knocked the clothing down on to the floor. I fold part of my moms clothing to place in drawers while the rest I hang up as well. I do the same with my fiancee and my clothing.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
As long as you stay organized. ;-)
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
25 May 07
It depends on what stage of life I was in. During college I actually folded my dirty clothes and threw the clean ones around until I put them in drawers. When I was a child, I'm assuming they were folded and put away and now that I'm an adult, sometimes ;-), I fold the t-shirts and pants and throw everything else in a drawer. The only thing I hang up now are my sweaters and my jackets. I know before the year is up I will be changing my habits all over again.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Very interesting.. since habits are habits - they tend to stay. :P
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