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Laundry theory (yes I know boooring!)

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Oldwoman70 Tue 27-Mar-18 12:20:23

I washed some jeans and trousers this morning, carefully checking the pockets for errant tissues - found none.

I have spent the last 30 minutes picking bits of tissue off the clean clothes! Whilst doing this I have come up with a theory, the fairy who comes along and takes a single sock also has a bag full of tissues which she leaves in a wash of dark clothes!

shysal Tue 27-Mar-18 12:35:50

Is that the same fairy that turns all my pants inside out during a wash? I have tried putting then in the wrong way round and they stay that way!

MissAdventure Tue 27-Mar-18 12:43:14

The teaspoon fairy is a nuisance too.
No matter how many times you swish your hands around the sink, let the water out, and there is always a teaspoon left.
She takes some for souvenirs too!

mcem Tue 27-Mar-18 13:06:32

And the same fairy who makes sure all smaller items jump into the duvet cover on the odd occasion that I forget to button it up as I put it in!

merlotgran Tue 27-Mar-18 13:26:02

Oh. You're supposed to button it up?

Why didn't I think of that hmm

Oldwoman70 Tue 27-Mar-18 13:34:46

I always button up the duvet cover but still invariably find the pillow cases inside!

KatyK Tue 27-Mar-18 14:34:36

I hat that tissue thing. I'm sure I thoroughly check pockets but one of the little blighters sometimes sneaks in. It's amazing how much mess one tissue can make.

OldMeg Tue 27-Mar-18 14:44:07

It’s a revelation to me too merlot ....oh just read OW70’s post - it doesn’t work 🤔😬🙄🤓

Jayh Tue 27-Mar-18 14:45:05

Yes, that scallywag fairy has been in my washing machine today. Tissue confetti all over my navy trousers and top. 🧚‍♀️

tanith Tue 27-Mar-18 14:55:22

Our fairy seems to assume it’s the person who loads the machines responsibility to double check not those who wear the clothes 😂

sodapop Tue 27-Mar-18 15:19:51

That's true in our house as well tanith the same fairy unbuttons shirts and shakes sawdust/grass from turned up jeans.smile

ninathenana Tue 27-Mar-18 15:25:29

Not laundry connected but the pesky fairy has made my kitchen funnel dissapear. She was busy that day because she sprinkled tissue confetti in the machine too.

Why don't they make duvet covers with zips ? It's a pain undoing all the buttons on a kingsize then doing them all up again to make the bed after. With my CP I find them so fiddly. ICBA to do it before and after laundering as well.

ninathenana Tue 27-Mar-18 15:27:17

Should be CT as in carpal tunnel

Cherrytree59 Tue 27-Mar-18 15:38:28

Our fairy is lovely
She (know her well) changes the loo roll.
Wipes up crumbs.
Always loads the washing machine.
Always changes the towels and tea towels
Cleans finger marks

However she rarely does the cookingsmile

Oldwoman I put tissued items in tumble dryer, it usually gets most it off and the filter collects the bits and the fluff removing fairy then cleans the filter😇

Cherrytree59 Tue 27-Mar-18 15:42:58

PS I also have a live in Gremlin!

His favourite pass time is tangling every electric wire in the house!hmm

DanniRae Tue 27-Mar-18 16:44:25

Maybe the tissues are up the sleeves of jumpers etc. That's where I poke my tissues!! shock

lemongrove Tue 27-Mar-18 17:58:34

It’s not a fairy, it’s a tiny goblin and it lives on the shelf above my washing machine, popping out at night to eat socks, add it’s used tissues to the drum and drink all the Lenor.Grrrrrr.

goldengirl Tue 27-Mar-18 18:47:51

My little fairy sadly only has one foot it seems as I put matching socks in the wash but only half of them come out. Where does s/he hide them????

Auntieflo Tue 27-Mar-18 19:38:57

Our fairy sometimes turns one pyjama leg inside out, whilst leaving the other one alone.

lemongrove Tue 27-Mar-18 20:49:10

Sometimes our little goblin ( can’t be a fairy, they only do good things) ventures a bit further out, steals and eats cheese from the fridge and leaves an empty wrapper in there.Sometimes the last bag of crisps goes missing too.
Worst of all, he leaves lights on in various rooms and often strews DH’s shirts on the bedroom carpet, inches from the laundry bin.hmm

harrigran Wed 28-Mar-18 09:39:35

We have a goblin that is afraid of the dark, every light in the house shines brightly, thinking of competing with Blackpool as an attraction. Socks do not go missing in this house, nowhere to hide grin

BAMM2015 Wed 28-Mar-18 10:16:32

I found a whole sheet inside the duvet cover after a wash last week. That particular fairy must have been a strong one.

BAMM2015 Wed 28-Mar-18 10:17:05

We have one like that too.

jusnoneed Wed 28-Mar-18 10:26:32

Nina, a friend has duvet/pillow cases from Ikea with zip closure.
I always button up the duvet cover before washing, learnt the lesson after many hunts for lost pillow cases etc lol.

The one that still catches me out from time to time is the one lost sock that I know I put in the machine... hunt the ground to see if I dropped it, check the machine/spin the drum around... nope.. then notice a funny bump in the sleeve of a jumper and yep there is the lost sock!

Lyndylou Wed 28-Mar-18 11:43:14

My household gremlin collects used tea bags and puts them in the sink. I'm convinced it visits neighbours houses and brings them back as there always seems to be more tea bags than cups of tea drunk.

In fact thinking about it, I think the gremlin must live in the bin and has jumped out and frightened my OH at some point, as he is definitely too traumatised to use it now. Any rubbish, food wrappers or unwanted post, is discretely positioned on the kitchen surface just 3 feet away from the bin so the rubbish fairy can dispose of it safely.