Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday

Hmmmm??? What could I share for "Works for Me Wednesday"? I haven't participated in this for a few weeks, but I read the other WFM posts and get alot of great tips. I wanted to share something, but I couldn't figure out what that might be. Until this morning.

I was hanging out my laundry (yes the weather is that nice here now! Yay!) and I thought that I would share what I have found to work for me. Hope it might work for you too.

1) I wash all of our clothing inside out. Yup, all wrong side out. :o) I find by doing it this way that the fabric doesn't get all picky and rough looking.

2) I wash all clothing in cold water to prevent it from shrinking.

3) I don't put clothing in the dryer unless absolutely necessary. I will either hang it outside if the weather is agreeable, or I will hang it upstairs.

4) When hanging my laundry outside, I make sure to hang any exposed 'right side' material (necks of tops, etc.) away from the sun. Early in the morning, I would face it in one direction. After a few hours, the sun is on the other side of the line so I will hang it in the opposite direction. By doing this it will help prevent fading. I have a pair of pants I bought about 6 years ago and they are still in great shape. Very faded on the inside, but still bright on the outside. :o)

5) Towels, dish towels, dishcloths, etc. I wash on warm/warm and put these into the dryer. I think it may be healthier to have these things dried in the dryer because of the heat factor.

Well I'd better go an d bring my laundry in. Don't like to leave it out too long. ;o)

Stop by Rocks in My Dryer to read more 'Works for Me Wednesday' tips.

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Chappyswife said...

Thank you for the laundry tips. I do some of these also.

Thanks for dropping by my place. Let me know if you are able to use the baby/wedding shower idea, or if you have any ideas to improve upon it. Happy Wednesday to you!

Ann said...

I've been getting some really great laundry tips lately, thanks!

Annette said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. always good to meet new people. you had some great laundry ideas. I too, always do towels and such like in the dryer. Makes them smell better, get more fluffy and hubby much prefers the dryer for them. :)