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Old 04-28-2021, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Anniedeb View Post
We live in a tri-split, and it's a hike to the laundry room. I do laundry once a week, so it's a trek! I do the hanger hook also, dragging the filled laundry basket, thumping down the steps, across the big landing entry level, down the next set of stairs, across the family room, and into the laundry room! Many a day that I cursed the person who designed and built this house!
On the positive side - it's a built-in exercise set-up.

On the down side - it ix extremely unfriendly for people with mobility issues.
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:18 AM
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The joys of maturity. A couple of tricks I have learned in my mature age: 1) when I buy pellets for my water softener, I ask the manager/assistant to load them in my Explorer; when I get home, I slide them out of the back of the Explorer onto my office chair and wheel them inside or wherever I need to place them. They slide off the chair quite easily. 2) I have a hard time getting up from the floor/kneeling, so when I needed to clean my mopboards in the bathroom, I took my long handled sponge back brush, scrubbed the mopboards, rinsed, and then dried, all with the sponge. I was truly amazed at how well this worked, so did the mopboards elsewhere in my house. I also use an extended grabber to reach things at a higher level and to pick up clippings, etc. from my sewing efforts. Amazing what we can come up with when we are faced with a challenge.
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Old 04-28-2021, 01:10 PM
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Does anyone remember half-fitted sheets, for the top sheet? Elastic at the foot end, regular sheet at the head end.. This was when I was a kid, so 1960's.
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Old 04-28-2021, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I have several rolling laundry baskets. Tall and deep with retractable handle. I got them at Walmart. I use one to take items upstairs. They sure are handy. My grands roll each other in them a lot too. I think they were about $15 maybe less. I've seen wider ones at the dollar store too.

thanks for the review on this laundry basket. I looked at them online but was concerned about how well the wheels worked on stairs. I need a new hamper for my closet so will look for one of these. I would use my old hamper but i ended up putting it in my sewing room as a trash can. It is tall, has solid sides and fits perfectly under my sewing table so i don't want to lose that. much too handy where it is now. LOl
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Old 04-28-2021, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
Does anyone remember half-fitted sheets, for the top sheet? Elastic at the foot end, regular sheet at the head end.. This was when I was a kid, so 1960's.
I seem to remember those. My mom thought they were great. She was a neat freak. Lol

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Old 04-28-2021, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gmcsewer View Post
Walmart used to have individual top sheets. Haven't looked lately.
Iíll check Walmart next time I go (probably tomorrow) - I seem to be there a lot more this past year😁😁😁

Sandy in Mooresville, NC
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:36 PM
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I guess I'm lucky, hubby makes the bed and my laundry room is right next to the bedrooms, so no hauling. I did buy foldable baskets because we have no room to store regular baskets, they fold up and hang on a hook in the laundry room when not in use.
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:44 AM
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Walmart sells laundry baskets with wheels and a handle that extends and retracts. I have two, they are fantastic. The master suite and laundry room are no where near each other.
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:51 AM
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I buy my pet supplies from chewy.com They deliver dog food, cat food, and the cat litter, so much easier then getting it at the store. When I get the shipping notice I track it so I know when the Fed Ex delivering is coming. I can hear him pull up and I open the door and he puts it in my foyer. I always offer him a bottle of water and a purchased individually wrapped treat.
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:35 AM
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Ladies, I didn’t expected much of a response to my ideas. Thanks to you all the for your input and exchange with your ideas. I will be looking into the cart with wheels. I’m also still using the back scratcher to retrieve items from the back of the dryer.

I think the next challenge is to catch the person who hides things, steals one sock, and/or shrinks my clothing while I’m not watching. She’s a sneaky one! Any ideas?
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