am I the only one fed up???

what do you do with all your kit?

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seren nos    pirate
18/09/2009 at 10:00

right........I'm fed up with my washing machine going constantly..........I'm sure I'm causing an enviromental disaster just in my house...........

so I run 4 times a week and cross train.....................

OH runs 5 times a week.......

1 son has PE 3 times and plays hockey 5 times and runs twice.................

1 son PE 3 times a fortnight....hockey 2 a week and horserides

3 rd son just horserides...........

this just makes so much washing  everyday before you start in the normal school uniform/ clothes/ sheets/ towels.

so how do people cope with constantly washing kit......


Maybe it would be better if we were all couch potatoes wearing the one set of clothes for the whole day

Gyraffe    pirate
18/09/2009 at 10:03
Shall I be the first minger to admit to wearing kit twice
18/09/2009 at 10:05
2 or 3 times easily in the winter. Esp if cycling....
18/09/2009 at 10:06
Just a quick rinse and spin with a bit of liquid after each run, and a "proper" wash at the weekends works for me.
18/09/2009 at 10:06
I'll trump you there Waff and admit to using it 3 times if it's not too sweaty.........

you do not need to wash kit after every use
Edited: 18/09/2009 at 10:07
Nam
18/09/2009 at 10:07

Nick... you're required for laydeez friday amusement on the photo thread...

Don't worry we'll still respect you in the morning!! 

PloddingOn    pirate
18/09/2009 at 10:08

I let the sweat dry and use it again

When it gets smelly and people notice, then I wash it

seren nos    pirate
18/09/2009 at 10:08
But It stinks after I have worn it once and my OH is even worse.........its usually dripping wet as well where would you put it until you use it the next time...........I haven't a garage to hang it in
18/09/2009 at 10:11
My kit properly stinks after just one run, I have run in unwashed kit before, but its not a pleasent experiance.
18/09/2009 at 10:20

I re-use mine as well, hang it on a hanger to let it "air" and wear it again, no one notices or i run on my own!!!

18/09/2009 at 10:23

LOL, OH wshes my stuff once a week no matter how many times it's used

Now that I'm biking as well, I have two sets for her to wash

18/09/2009 at 10:27

I don't find sports it too bad - it generally dries pretty quickly.  

Stuff like jeans, most school uniform, throws for the settees because we have dogs etc go in the dryer.    Worse in Winter when the radiators are covered in clothes drying - not really a problem in Summer.  

18/09/2009 at 10:30
Febreeze
18/09/2009 at 10:31

I wash my running kit when it can crawl to the washer itself. Usually get 2-3 runs out of it but I do run alone!

On the subject of washers... My machine's 20 years old (inherited it!) and last night it took ages to do its normal programme. Clothes came out warm (depite a cool rinse) so I reckon it's over-heating. And a couple of things have run, inlcuding my sports bra that's now sludgy mauve / grey colour. If it's the thermostat is it worth replacing? Mr S says it may be time for a new one.

18/09/2009 at 10:32

Just about to say the same Shimmy Shimmy 

seren nos    pirate
18/09/2009 at 10:34

mine only last a few years

popsider agree with worse in winter with radiators and banisters full of the stuff.don't use a tumble dryer.....

and agree about the stuff drying fairly quickly for sport but it seems to be neverending........

18/09/2009 at 10:37
Nam wrote (see)

Nick... you're required for laydeez friday amusement on the photo thread...

Don't worry we'll still respect you in the morning!! 


oooooh what's occuring?

tum tee tum......

18/09/2009 at 10:40
All my runs are 10m+ at the mo, 6 times a week,  and kit soaking normally, so our house full of kit drying all the time. Good thing about running kit, climbing and walking gear is that it doesn't need ironing!
seren nos    pirate
18/09/2009 at 10:43
I have decided a few years ago that no clothes need ironing if you fold them neatly when dry or hang them up...................I haven't ironed for years( hurts my back)................If my oH has a shirt that needs attention he knows where i have hid the ironing board
18/09/2009 at 10:49
I don't iron either, frees up so much time.  I dont have an ironing board.  I use the kitchen counter if something needs ironing so much.
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