Laundry

  1. OK, I know this is really stupid and petty, but my husband and I are having a major fight over laundry.
    He was being nice and doing laundry, which is great.
    The only prob is, he does not read labels, and refuses to do so. He says "if its in the laundry room, its getting washed, and it will get washed in warm with everything else"
    I accidently put a wool sweater in the laundry, my fault, he washed it in warm, didn't look at the label. Of course it shrunk. My favorite sweater, and it was not cheep. He says it shouldn't be in the laundry. Prob is, our boys also have clothes that need to be washed in cold, I ALWAYS check labels. He still says he refuses to look at the label. Now, I am not going to have the boys hoard all of the wash in cold stuff in their rooms in the off chance my hubby will do laundry.
    He also says that washing things in warm as opposed to cold will not make them shrink. Is he right.??
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    If he refused to check labels, I would just let him do the towels, sheets.. etc.. safe items.. lol..yah, hoard the other stuff.
  4. by   Lausana
    Tell him to wash the dishes instead since he can do them all in the same temp! The laundry just isn't safe in his hands :chuckle
  5. by   nursechris1
    Originally posted by Lausana
    Tell him to wash the dishes instead since he can do them all in the same temp! The laundry just isn't safe in his hands :chuckle
    :roll That made my day. He is too busy pouting right now. He says he is not going to stop doing laundry, and he is not going to check labels period. He has a little bit of an anger prob. I told him it's obviously been too long since we have seen the marriage counselor.
  6. by   tiger
    my hubby is forbidden to wash any of my clothes other than socks. i do most of the washing anyway. but, occassionally he does wash some stuff and he knows i'll kill him if he screws up a favorite item. i have a hard time finding something that i really love,fits just perfect, etc.....
  7. by   MomNRN
    As much as I enjoy help around the house, and often demand it, laundry is off limits! He is not allowed to touch anything - I am too picky!

    I would rather have him do dishes or maybe put the laundry away!

    Also, it will shrink if it is cotton, regardless of the water temperature.
  8. by   cactus wren
    As a knitter for many years...The warm water was fine for your wool sweater...what shrunk it was the dryer...I have many hand knit sweaters of various fibers, wool, mohair, cashmere, etc.....I have usually washed them in machine, but then always dry them at room air, either by laying them flat, or rolling up in aa towel...no problems.....and, yes, my ex. did the same, but it was a sweater my mother had knit for my oldest child, and had been worn by all my other kids, was on the last one, and presto, it now fit the cat.....MEN!!!!!
  9. by   nursechris1
    Well, luckily he didn't dry it, but the sweater sure looks smaller, I tried to stretch it back out as much as I could without making it look weird. Live and Learn
  10. by   EmeraldNYL
    My fiance washes all of his clothes, and I wash all of mine. We do not wash each other's clothes and have never had a problem!
  11. by   KELLYGIRL
    Dr. Phil would probably ask "What is the real issue here?"

    Actually, my hubby only washes his clothes and the ones I ask him to wash... he's afraid of the whole shrinkage-color bleeding thing.
  12. by   nursechris1
    I love Dr Phil!!! How true. I wasn't even mad at him for not checking the tag, I was mad that he says he refuses!! to check the tags, that they all get washed the same way if they are in the laundry room. I guess I must have hurt his ego or something.
  13. by   jemb
    Have you considered getting one of those divided hampers? They're advertised for the purpose of sorting colors, but -hey- it would sort stuff anyway you decided. Maybe he'd cooperate if he didn't have to think -- I mean read!
  14. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by jemb
    Have you considered getting one of those divided hampers? They're advertised for the purpose of sorting colors, but -hey- it would sort stuff anyway you decided. Maybe he'd cooperate if he didn't have to think -- I mean read!
    hehehe good idea! You could just label the bins 1,2,3 instead of colors to "save him time" :chuckle

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