For more than a decade I had to wash and dry my clothes in a “common” machine (i.e. the machines in the basement of our apartment), so when we moved into our new house I was more than elated to have my own washer and dryer (yes, I know… as we get older really strange things excite us!). So this week’s RANDOM THOUGHTS… is all about the good, the bad, and the dirty…

1- Can I use cold water laundry detergent in a load with warm water?

2- And is it better to dry one big load for longer or smaller loads for shorter periods of time?

3- Every house should have a laundry shoot.

4- My clothes produce a lot of lint. The trap fills up very quickly.

5- The first time I was running my dryer I came upstairs and same smoke pluming out of the basement of our house outside. I thought our house was on fire. Apparently dryers need to let heat out, and when it’s cold, it looks like smoke!…