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I often don't have time to separate laundry. No, that's not quite true, I often don't care enough to separate laundry (LOL) and I have a feeling that I'm not alone in my 'sloth'. Actually, it works out well for me.

I try to wash the shirts and drip-dry things first, in a full load. If there's more room, I just continue to put, put, put until the washer is full. When they're done, I pop the shirts into the dryer and set the timer for 12 minutes. (HALF a Bounce sheet is plenty) While that's drying, I hang all the delicates and drip dry things. I invested in one of those laundry room standing things ($20.00) and it was twenty of the best dollars I've ever invested. The shirts will be a little damp when the timer goes off. I smooth them out, fold the collars down and hang them to finish drying. It's amazing how little ironing is necessary using this method.

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This also means that when the second wash is done, I can put the towels, jeans and heavier things into the dryer, set the timer, and go to bed. I don't HAVE to be right there when the dryer beckons. The towels will wait patiently for me. If there's anything in the last load that's wrinkled, I dampen a washcloth and pop that, with the wrinkled items, back into the dryer for a few minutes. Abracadabra...wrinkles gone!

By Doggy from TX

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January 11, 20070 found this helpful

I hate to iron so have used the old damp wash cloth trick plenty of times LOL!

I drip dry many of our clothes. I use liquid softener which does a good job of getting the wrinkles out. Vinegar works well too as a softener.

Enjoyed the post and the tips!

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January 11, 20070 found this helpful

WE ALWAYS HANG OUR SHIRTS TO DRY. IN THE SUMMER ON THE CLOTHES LINE AND IN THE WINTER ON HANGERS. PUTS A LITTLE MOISTURE IN THE AIR AND A GOOD SCENT FROM THE FABRIC SOFTENER &

CUTS DOWN ON DRYER USAGE

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February 22, 20160 found this helpful

I NEVER sort and would someone please explain the concept of an iron to me? LOL

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