A colleague today passed on a bit of trivia he knew I’d enjoy, about the laundry habits of another (single) person in the office. “This person,” he said with delight, “does five washes a week.” I leaned in to hear more. He listed the washes as:
Underwear – whites; Underwear – darks; Clothes – whites; Clothes – darks; Towels and bedlinen
“And in which of those does he wash his tea towels,” I asked?
Then someone else I worked with said they do three washes – whites, darks and mediums – but beyond that everything was muddled in together. My obsession with a separate tea towel wash is documented here, but the whole discussion was a thrilling revelation. How many different quirks and permutations are there? Please, I’m begging you, tell us in the comments how it runs in your house.
*Full disclosure: I’m typing this while a dreadful post-holiday wash wurgles away in the background, and it’s a nightmarish free-for-all in there. And this photo was taken last summer, of course