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#4707382 - 03/26/18 10:39 AM Guys, do your own Laundry?
andyd Offline

Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7293
Loc: 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

#4707387 - 03/26/18 10:43 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
Ducked Offline

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4432
Loc: Taiwan
Trample my worn clothes in a blowl in the shower. Is that doing laundry?

#4707392 - 03/26/18 10:50 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
Smokescreen Offline

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 3395
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Do your own your own laundry.
09 Corolla 1.8L-380Kkms(237Kmi)-PP,Denso
05 LeSabre 3.8L-210Kkms(134Kmi)-PP,Wix
03 Sierra 2500 6.0L-204Kkms(127Kmi)-Sopus,Wix

All with mpg > EPA

#4707397 - 03/26/18 10:59 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7409
Loc: 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

#4707399 - 03/26/18 11:01 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
bruckus Offline

Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 306
Loc: Minnesota
i prefer to do my own. My wife travels for work so it's easier.

#4707401 - 03/26/18 11:04 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
BAJA_05 Offline

Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 389
Loc: Berks 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.

Edited by BAJA_05 (03/26/18 11:04 AM)
2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L QSHM 5W20 & FU (103K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
Rotella T6 5W30 & Wix (91K)

#4707404 - 03/26/18 11:06 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4342
Loc: North Carolina
I wash my work clothes, my wife washes everything else. Iíll sometimes throw a load in if I notice it needs doing.
"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."

#4707410 - 03/26/18 11:11 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
ARCOgraphite Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12037
Loc: 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!

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

#4707418 - 03/26/18 11:16 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
exranger06 Offline

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 3946
Loc: 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)

#4707419 - 03/26/18 11:16 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
KGMtech Offline

Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 976
Loc: 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

#4707421 - 03/26/18 11:18 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
dave1251 Offline

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8698
Loc: 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.

#4707431 - 03/26/18 11:21 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
MNgopher Offline

Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 4069
Loc: 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.

#4707432 - 03/26/18 11:22 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
Bottom_Feeder Offline

Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3036
Loc: Occupied Virginia
I've been doing my own laundry since middle school.

#4707452 - 03/26/18 11:45 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
E150GT Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1160
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I mostly donít 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 - 56k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 30k ?w30

#4707454 - 03/26/18 11:47 AM Re: Guys, do your own Laundry? [Re: andyd]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20566
Loc: 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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