Notes to Self #799

>> Friday, 16 October 2009

Note a):

Sometimes, when a care label on a wool/angora sweater says 'handwash', handwash is what it means. Not, for example, putting it in the machine on a short cold cycle, unless you want to spend the next day or so picking pieces of grey wool out of any subsequent washing. And off the floor.

Buy new sweater. Empty the Dyson vacuum cleaner of pieces of soft grey wool.

Note b):
It doesn't matter how cute Boy #2 looks when he falls asleep on the sofa before bed-time. Now he's not in night nappies, it's always best to wake him up and put him on the loo before he crawls under the duvet.

Find a clear slot in the washing rota to wash a complete set of bedding, duvet included. Buy Febreze for the mattress. Get to bed early tonight to negate the effect of previous night spent with small boy kicking, rolling around, and demanding you find his cuddle blanket (located under his pillow) at 3am.


Mwa 16 October 2009 at 11:59  

That happened to my favourite jumper, and I couldn't even complain because it was my husband who had done the washing, and, well, gratitude is really the only possible option then.

Muddling Along Mummy 16 October 2009 at 12:08  

Surely they can invent a washing machine that could really do a gentle handwash - please !

Grit 16 October 2009 at 12:42  

you are spot on, pm. i can never be bothered to handwash either; and i always use the cold washing machine option. and i agree. it doesn't really work.

here, it's the fault of the garment that came to live with me. if it comes here, it just has to take a chance along with the rest of us.

Emma Louise 16 October 2009 at 16:12  

I wish they would invent a washing machine that would just spit out what shouldn't be in there before you turn it on!!
I lose/color/ruin something everyday because of that silly machine!!!

The Green Stone Woman 16 October 2009 at 18:37  

I assume you do have a plastic protective cover for boy #2's mattress. You do, right, PM?

Potty Mummy 16 October 2009 at 23:04  

Mwa - horror! There's no coming back from that, you're right...

MaM - they probably have. It just doesn't happen to be our 8 year old Miele...

Grit, you know that attitude makes perfect sense. Unless, of course, it's you favourite jumper - like this one was mine, blast it.

EL, annoying, isn't it?

Irene, I do, of course I do. It's just that it was in the wash (and the spare was on his brother's bed after an unfortunate recent incident). Murphy's law...

sharon 17 October 2009 at 05:15  

Oh PM Murphy will catch you out every time ;-)

I do not have many provisos when clothes buying but the presence of that HANDWASH label stops me in my tracks. Life's too short, I don't care how wonderful the garment is, if it can't go in the machine I don't want it.

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