How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

How often do you send a shirt to laundry?

After wearing it one time
11
37%
After wearing it 2 times
4
13%
After wearing it about 3 - 5 times
10
33%
After wearing it 6 - 9 times
1
3%
More than 10 times
4
13%
 
Total votes: 30

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:50 pm

retrofuturist wrote:If you happen to be using a tumble drier to dry your shirts (which for us here in Melbourne in Winter is a near necessity), I find that if you grab them hot out of the drier and hang them on coat hangers straight away, most shirts (depending on the material) don't actually need to be ironed.

Bonus. 8-)


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I also have a steamer iron, which works pretty good (without all the pressing), but I'll have to give the drier a chance that way too.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby lojong1 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:04 am

Depends on the material. Wool tops I generally wear at least a month--every day--before washing.
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Postby chownah » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:16 am

most shirts (depending on the material) don't actually need to be ironed.

What is this "ironed" you speak of?
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:32 am

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Hello chownah,

It's what Real Men do. :smile:

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:53 am

Greetings,

Real Men do their ironing with a steamroller.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby chownah » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:34 am

cooran wrote:Image

Hello chownah,

It's what Real Men do. :smile:

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OH! I see! Ironed is the little flat bottomed hot boat my wife likes to play with!! I prefer a rubber ducky in the bath!
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:48 am

:rofl:

And it's off to the re-education camp for you, my lad! :evil:

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby chownah » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:21 pm

cooran wrote::rofl:

And it's off to the re-education camp for you, my lad! :evil:

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Actually I rarely wear clothes that need ironing...t-shirts and work pants for work and newer t-shirts and newer work pants for casual time and like new t-shirts with pockets and like new work pants for most formal occasions. I do have one pair of pants and a few button up shirts that I wear for very formal occasions (weddings and funerals mostly) so my wife irons maybe 3 shirts a year for me. Life in a rural Thai village does not require much in the way of fancy clothing especially for men.....one of the reasons I like living here.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby PeterB » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:32 pm

I by contrast have a job which requires me to wear a suit and a crisp shirt and a clean tie free from eggstains and is one of the reasons I like both the job and living here.
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:38 pm

Shirt? Laundry? What is this deviltry of which you speak?

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby chownah » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:01 pm

PeterB wrote:I used to live a hippy life , but I dropped out. You soon start to get used to the simple, good things in life once you abandon a craving for austerity.

Incredible!!!! This is the story of my life too!!!! No more brown rice for me!!! Now I eat white rice, fresh straw mushrooms, fresh corn on the cob year round, frogs, crickets, cow placenta.....all the best.....
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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby PeterB » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:05 pm

It sounds like purest hell.
But I suspect you would not like my life either. So its as well you are there and I am here.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:13 pm

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There are now some steamers that do a pretty good job of ironing without any pressing.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:21 pm

As a landlord, I have seen it all. In regard to laundry, here are a couple of extreme examples I have witnessed:

A man wore the same shirt and pants everyday, for years. One day when he had to move-out to go to a nursing home, he left some furniture and clothes in his unit. When I opened the closet, I couldn't believe it. Inside were over a hundred suits, nice shirts, pants, and other clothes. Some were still in their original plastic packing. Yet he wore the same dirty shirt and pants everyday for years.

The other extreme:

This couple with no kids called me that their dryer was broken. It was Sunday afternoon, so I couldn't get an appliance company out to deliver a new one until the next day, about 24 hours later. This couple showed me their laundry pile. It was about 4 feet high. I said, "all of that is just from one day without a dryer?" They replied in the affirmative. Apparently they shower about 3 times a day, each use clean towels after each wash, change their clothes more than once a day and wash after each time.

I wanted to say that there has got to be a 'middle way' but kept silent.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby chownah » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:47 am

Do you think that maybe the other extreme was running a laundry business?
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:42 pm

chownah wrote:Do you think that maybe the other extreme was running a laundry business?


I know what you mean, but in this case they were just ocd clean freaks since they didn't have that many guests, I don't think they were running any business.

In other cases, though, yes it does seem like some run a business from their apartment or at least allow friends and family members who don't have access to washer-dryers in their home to come to our apartments where we have individual washers and dryers in the apartment.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby PeterB » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:18 pm

I suspect that your tenants are unusually fortunate in their landlord David..

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:36 pm

PeterB wrote:I suspect that your tenants are unusually fortunate in their landlord David..


Thanks!

I know most landlords get a bad rep for being stingy and greedy, but I have found that it can actually help to be compassionate and understanding, as much as possible. You have happier residents and less headaches. There was one incident, for example in a building we owned in Denver that was an older building with no air conditioning. My wife and I had a/c units put in every apartment. After it was completed one of the residents asked how much his rent was going up, for the new a/c unit renovations. I told him that I considered a/c a standard item, that there would be no rent increases. He was so happy and then said that he would recommend our apartment buildings to all his friends.

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Re: How often do you put a shirt for the laundry?

Postby m0rl0ck » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:57 pm

In Cleveland Oh in the summer if you look outside you need to wash your shirt :)
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