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Guys, do your own Laundry? #4707382
03/26/18 10:39 AM
03/26/18 10:39 AM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline OP
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Marshfield , MA
I started when a work sweatshirt came back 2 sizes too small from being over dried. My mostly polyester pants and shirts I hung on hangers to dry. The wool socks and cotton undies dry on a rack. Not rocket science,and it saves Marina's messed up back.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707387
03/26/18 10:43 AM
03/26/18 10:43 AM
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Taiwan
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Taiwan
Trample my worn clothes in a blowl in the shower. Is that doing laundry?

Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707392
03/26/18 10:50 AM
03/26/18 10:50 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
Do your own oil...do your own laundry.


13 Civic Si 2.4L- 69Kkms(43Kmi)-PP,Wix
09 Corolla 1.8L-380Kkms(237Kmi)-PP,Denso
05 LeSabre 3.8L-210Kkms(134Kmi)-PP,Wix
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All with mpg > EPA
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707397
03/26/18 10:59 AM
03/26/18 10:59 AM
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Indianapolis, IN
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Indianapolis, IN
Nope - I don't do laundry. Or dishes. Or cleaning. Or cooking (except manly grilling of dead animal flesh).

And my wife doesn't touch a dipstick. Or the mower. Or a shovel. Or a ladder. Or tools.

It's the 1950s in my home, and we're both perfectly content the way it is! thumbsup


The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707399
03/26/18 11:01 AM
03/26/18 11:01 AM
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
i prefer to do my own. My wife travels for work so it's easier.

Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707401
03/26/18 11:04 AM
03/26/18 11:04 AM
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Chester County/Pa.
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Chester County/Pa.
I am fanatical about three things!!

1) My cars -- all me!!
2) My house/yard -- wife does a good job cleaning.
3) My clothes -- I do all the laundry in this home.

Last edited by BAJA_05; 03/26/18 11:04 AM.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
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Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707404
03/26/18 11:06 AM
03/26/18 11:06 AM
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
I wash my work clothes, my wife washes everything else. Ill sometimes throw a load in if I notice it needs doing.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707410
03/26/18 11:11 AM
03/26/18 11:11 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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N.H, U.S.A.
When I first got married whomever was going downstairs to do laundry would ask the other if they had something for the wash.

Well after having my stuff disappear and then reappear (sometimes) days later, I decided to do my own. I was a bachelor until my mid 30's so I was accustomed to doing my own stuff.

Besides she doesn't get the cotton poly blend shirts on the hangar fast enough after dryings and she doesn't know how to fold the collar down properly smile

I'm a process development engineer at Bell Labs, and aint Laundry just a tidy lil process!

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 03/26/18 11:13 AM.

2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707418
03/26/18 11:16 AM
03/26/18 11:16 AM
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Guilford, CT
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Guilford, CT
I don't care who does my laundry, although it usually ends up being me.


2006 Ford Ranger Sport
1992 Honda Accord EX
2004 Honda CR-V LX
1994 Ford Bronco XLT (project)
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV (wife's)
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707419
03/26/18 11:16 AM
03/26/18 11:16 AM
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SW Ontario Canada
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SW Ontario Canada
I do about 50% of it. Wash most stuff in cold water, so the colour sorting is no biggie. Pre-treat my oil stained clothes myself, usually have good results with the orange grit hand cleaner + old toothbrush.

I rarely ever lose socks, but the others in house have a HUGE collection of un-matched singles. It is not the machines. Scully? Mulder?


2017.5 Nissan Rogue SV FWD
2013 Nissan Maxima SV
2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD
1984 Yamaha XJ750RL
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707421
03/26/18 11:18 AM
03/26/18 11:18 AM
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Maricopa, AZ
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Maricopa, AZ
When away from home I do my laundry. While at home my wife has serious OCD which means she does the cleaning and laundry. Trust me it's better when me and the kids step back and let her do her thing.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707431
03/26/18 11:21 AM
03/26/18 11:21 AM
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Lakeville, MN
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Lakeville, MN
I do my laundry, the wife does hers and the kids.

I didn't like the way some of my clothes were being washed, and I asked for it to be done differently. The message was if I wanted it different, I should do my own. So I do, and its been that way for 10 years, and I'm OK with it. I get what I want, and she can do things her way for the stuff she does.

Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707432
03/26/18 11:22 AM
03/26/18 11:22 AM
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Occupied Virginia
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Occupied Virginia
I've been doing my own laundry since middle school.

Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707452
03/26/18 11:45 AM
03/26/18 11:45 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
I mostly dont do my laundry. I do cars and yard. I cook and so does she. We both clean.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd] #4707454
03/26/18 11:47 AM
03/26/18 11:47 AM
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Upstate NY
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Upstate NY
I do most of mine but wife ends up folding them out of the dryer. In the cold weather I wear long sleeve button down dress shirts. They go to cleaners after worn for 2 days.

Wife messes more laundry up than me with bleach or things she leaves in her pockets.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
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