Saturday, July 30, 2016

In which Primo and I disagree on laundry philosophy and how clothes should be arranged in a closet

Me: There are clothes hanging in the basement that you have not brought up.

Primo: I brought up the rest of the laundry yesterday.

Me: I can't find my black zip-front athletic jacket.

Primo: I brought it up.

Me: Oh. Here it is. It's with the t-shirts.

Primo: Yes.

Me: But that's not where it goes. It goes with athletic clothes.

Primo: Your closet is organized by color.

Me: By color within a category. Look - dresses, skirts, shirts, and athletic tops.

Primo: That's too much to remember.

Me: What? You were Phi Beta Kappa!

Primo: I can't be expected to remember all of that. I never expected you to remember where my shirts go when you were in charge of laundry.

Me: Short sleeve vs long sleeve.

Primo: No. It's a lot more than that.

Me: OK. It looks like you also have stripes and solids separated from patterns.

Primo: NO! There is also "not worn yet" and "worn once or a few times."

Me: What?

Primo: So I can know when to wash them.

Me: That is a binary status. Either something is clean enough to wear or it's not.

Primo: There are degrees. I have to keep track.

Me: If you can't know if something needs to be washed based on smelling it, you are not doing it right.

Primo: You are wrong.

Me: You are.

11 comments:

  1. Sorry, have to stick up for Primo on this one. There are shirts that haven't started to smell yet but you don't think will manage to hold out for another whole day of wear BEFORE they start smelling. So you wear them when you only need clothes for half a day (went to the gym in the morning, getting changed to go out in the evening etc).

    It's not just about smelliness, but also about anticipating future smelliness...

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  2. I was with Primo, but you lost me with the partial-day thing. If an article of clothing will not be suitable for a full day of wear, IMO it's time to wash it. Items that have been worn and are not distinguishable from unwashed clothes by sight or smell go to the bottom/back of the group.

    What, you don't rotate out your clothing? How else do you ensure that things get worn evenly?

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    1. I try to wear my clothes UNevenly so that I only have a few worn-out (painting and gardening level) things and only need to replace a few items at a time.

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    2. I try to wear my clothes UNevenly so that I only have a few worn-out (painting and gardening level) things and only need to replace a few items at a time.

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    3. I try to wear my clothes UNevenly so that I only have a few worn-out (painting and gardening level) things and only need to replace a few items at a time.

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  3. If it's about rotation surely you shouldn't be separating worn from unworn? It should just be about how long ago you last wore it, whether it's been washed since then or not, shouldn't it?

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  4. "You were Phi Beta Kappa!" LOL!
    I agree, clothing condition is a binary status: either can be worn, or it is too stinky and needs washing, sooner rather than later!

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  5. How did you end up married to Bill Murray from Ghostbusters? Lol

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  6. He does the laundry and you criticize him for not putting it away properly? Life hasn't left you with alot to criticize since Sly and Doris died!

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  7. He does the laundry and you criticize him for not putting it away properly? Life hasn't left you with alot to criticize since Sly and Doris died!

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  8. Your system sounds a little complicated - diagram it and post it to the inside of the closet. Engineers know how to follow a :)

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