I like high thread count sheets. I don’t like to ruin my high thread count sheets. So, I buy them all in white so that my acne meds won’t otherwise bleach them. Which of course means some of my sheet sets resemble other of my sheet sets.
Because I have to use the laundromat, I tend to wait and wash about 2-4 sets at once so I can add blueing stuff and bleach and vinegar and whatnot (doesn’t help, they’re still far too yellow for my tastes, but hanging the pillow cases outside did help). My local,
ghetto inexpensive laundromat is in a tiny, corner strip of sorts – six storefronts, two of which are restaurants (one Japanese, one Chinese). Needless to say, I can’t do laundry between 11:00 and 2:00 or I’ll never find parking.
Lesson I: Don’t over pack the washing machine or things just won’t get washed so well – no matter if the sign says it will fit two loads.
Lesson II: Don’t over pack the dryer or things won’t dry so well – even after an hour and a half and even if the signs say it fits three loads.
Lesson III: Don’t pin your sheets together so you’ll know which pieces belong to which set – they will twist in the dryer and will come out in such a knot you’ll be left screaming…and with wet bedding.
Lesson IV: Don’t wait until too late in day to do laundry – if they don’t get fully dry in the drier you’ll be left strewing them all across your apartment and will have NOTHING to put on the bed for that night!