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.