Monday, August 2, 2010

Protips: Doing Laundry

I do believe I've figured out laundry.  It's definitely my favorite chore, right up until the whole "folding it" part, which I loathe.  Until the folding, you just fire and forget.  In this regard, laundry is almost 100% identical to the AIM-54 Phoenix long-range anti-aircraft missile.

My advice: everything goes into the wash together.  No need to separate whites from colors.  Exceptions: extremely dirty clothes, or clothes with colorful stains, or clothes that have never been washed before (all at risk to bleed color).  Use the longest cold-water cycle. 

Then put the dryer on the lowest possible heat setting on the "automatic" dry cycle (usually marked with an asterisk * ).  Fold while the clothes are still warm.

BONUS PROTIP: If you hang up a t-shirt right after it comes out of the dryer, it will come out adequately wrinkle-free so as to make people suspect that you iron your t-shirts.

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