Creedy, #818 – that’s how I deal with my sheets too, although Mom got mad because then stuff wound up looking like it had been slept in or on, so now she does the folding (I take care of hanging stuff up).|
Jakeroo, #820 – Reminds me of how, this week, I ordered more toilet paper and Mom asked, “why did you get more toilet paper? You don’t need it.” Really funny thing is, the other day she asked if I was eating it because I always have so much (or buy so much, then run out of it - she can't understand why just one person needs that much).
Reply #821. Jun 07 12, 5:03 PM
Jaz: good thing we don't live in the same house or we'd have to hoard twice as much LOL|
Lesley: re: the third video. Sheets party when we're not watching? You'd think they'd have witnessed enough things that they'd rather run and hide instead lol
Reply #823. Jun 07 12, 6:25 PM
You're supposed to fold sheets?|
Reply #824. Jun 07 12, 9:07 PM
Apparently, Daver, there's this thing called order and neatness...|
Reply #825. Jun 07 12, 11:37 PM
Daver, as one who survived Navy "Boot Camp", you'd better believe it! Everything, including sheets, had not only be folded and displayed in a precise way - bit ironed to razor sharp creases standard.|
Old habits die hard.........since retiring from PAID work and becoming "House Husband" I do the laundry and my insistence at ironing everything is completely alien to my wife! However, as I was trained, so I will do! Lol
One thing though, I bet those fitted sheet things (about which I agree with Creedy), would have baffled and sent into screaming hysterics, any RN Petty Officer Instructor!
Reply #826. Jun 08 12, 1:52 AM
|Yes, Daver, you fold them so they'll go inside cupboards. That's if you want them to go inside cupboards. I fold fitted sheets to look like what Martha Stewart would call a pitiful blob, but I'm not trying to make a TV audience laugh... guiltily or smugly... and I'm happy with a blob. I am a dreadful person because I don't iron anything. |
Jakeroo, sheets most definitely party when we're not looking. I've posted this before, but I don't care: a few years ago, I bought some bedlinen by mail order. I took the sheets out, and found pubic hairs.
Reply #827. Jun 08 12, 3:46 AM
Being married to an ex-Navy man myself I can vouch for the comments made by C30. I even have to iron his bloody singlets. |
Regarding fitted sheets, I saw a demonstration on TV not long back on the best way to deal with the bottom fitted sheet and it works, hard to explain but you would have to see it.
Reply #828. Jun 08 12, 4:35 AM
I hate ironing and do as little of it as possible. I'm convinced it's a subconscious rebellion against my mother who ironed anything and everything from sheets, blankets, tea-towels to tights (pantyhose), knickers (panties)and my dad's Y fronts!|
Reply #829. Jun 08 12, 5:33 AM
Eeeewwww public hairs on a set of purchased bed sheets!|
That's absolutely disgusting.
I watched those three videos on folding fitted sheets and have decided to never buy the rotten things again.
Reply #830. Jun 08 12, 7:26 AM
Mum used to iron most things, bloodandsand. |
I loved the smell of her sheets when she took them off the clothesline.
Reply #831. Jun 08 12, 7:30 AM
Why is it, Creedy, that my mum's washing always smelled ( smelt) better than mine :(|
Reply #832. Jun 08 12, 2:13 PM
|Eeeewwww? That's what I said! |
I suppose I could say I was rebelling against the fact that I did the ironing, most of which, as I remember, was my father's and brother's shirts, pyjamas and hankies, but I'm not. It's hot and it's hard work. When I was making clothes, I pressed every seam, because it's essential. Ironing clothes isn't.
Bev, is there a difference in where you dry them?
Reply #833. Jun 08 12, 3:50 PM
I can't remember when I last ironed anything. I'm not even completely sure I still own one. Last thing I remember about the dreaded appliance was that hubby ironed some adhesive "patch" on something or other and burned the plate, so that every time anything ELSE got ironed, there was a gummy scorch mark. I may (or may not) have bought a new one to replace it at some point. Not sure. I DO know I have an actual ironing board behind one of my doors in the basement (it falls on me occasionally if I push the door too wide open).|
And yes, there is nothing better than the smell of linens/clothing dried outside on a clothesline (assuming you don't live where there is high levels of smog and other stinky things)
Reply #834. Jun 08 12, 4:50 PM
Aside from sheets, towels, socks and ironing underwear ... in other "life-changing" news, there will be no Triple Crown Winner tomorrow. "I'll Have Another" was scratched from the Belmont, reportedly due to a tendon issue. Not only that, but he's been retired to stud. I suppose there are worse fates lol.|
Reply #835. Jun 08 12, 4:57 PM
Well, I went through Navy boot camp myself, and remember having to make my bed with hospital corners and with the sheets so tight you could bounce a quarter off them. This was rightly regarded as a form of torture designed to break one's will, and quickly abandoned by the true bachelor. I throw my sheets on the floor of my closet.|
Reply #836. Jun 08 12, 6:49 PM
My Mother had an 'Iron-Rite' appliance. You sat at it, and the overhead arm came down when you prompted it with your knee. She ironed everything! :)|
I left my comment about "I'll Have Another" on the Sports board...Thought it was the proper place.
Reply #837. Jun 08 12, 8:22 PM
I dunno, bloodandsand, but it's a fact :). What do you reckon, Jazmee?|
Daver in the navy. Oh, happy thought. Please tell you got to wear a dinky little hat and bell-bottomed trousers. I'll cherish the image.
You and C30 would have a lot to talk about. He was in the Navy too. British ie.
They taught us how to make beds like that in Girl Guides, Daver. Envelope corners. I like sheets put on that way. So why I ever bought a fitted pair, I'll never know. My idea of luxury - a hot bath, then into a bed freshly made with clean sun-smelling sheets with no crinkles. Ahhhh.
You can keep your exotic dinners at fancy restaurants, and trips abroad, and fur coats and diamonds. Give me that bed. Toss in a stormy windy night with the rain sounding on the roof and I'm in heaven.
Reply #838. Jun 08 12, 11:46 PM
I don't iron.. it's against my religion !|
I do own an iron, and I also own an ironing basket.. however, both my sister's and my ironing baskets have a nest of extremely poisonous snakes living in them, so we can't go near them !
Well, that's what we tell people, anyway...
Reply #839. Jun 09 12, 12:06 AM
Well I have just caught up on last week's ironing and as I did the laundry today there is another pile waiting now for me. Drat! I hate ironing. It is the one household chore that I have to psyche myself up to do. |
Reply #840. Jun 09 12, 1:07 AM
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