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Old 01-01-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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Polite laundry procedures

When doing laundry aboard, if you have more than one load would you start wash, leave and when wash was completed, load it into the dryer and start a new wash even if there is line waiting to use washer?
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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I see no problem with someone that has more than 1 load using the same machine again.

I do however have a BIG problem with the person who puts their laundry in the washer or dryer and does not come back for a long time and then has the nerve to complain when someone has taken it out so others can use the machines.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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Ditto--the problem is not people needing more than one machine (whether all at once or sequentially). The problem is people who don't come back on time to get their stuff out of the washer or dryer. There is really no excuse for this as the machines have timers on them. If your activities are more important than the laundry at that time, choose a different time to do the laundry!

My feeling is that you "rented" the washer for 30 minutes....not for all day!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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I have no problem with someone using the same washer or dryer again to finish their laundry, even if there is a line.

Ditto, the taking care of you stuff when it is finished and not leaving it around in the machine. I will wait 3 or 4 minutes after something has finished before taking it out. They could be on there way. If there is no one waiting the stuff can sit in the machine all day, I don't care.

My pet peeve was on a cruise last summer, I had finished washing my stuff, took it out and headed to a dryer that a woman was unloading. She told me I couldn't use it, she was saving it for her friend who was also doing laundry. This "friend" was no where to be seen and there were other people now coming into the laundry room looking to move their stuff over to the dryers as well. Thankfully someone else stepped it and told her that was not acceptable procedure, her friend could wait and take care of their stuff like everyone else. I am not sure how I would have handled it myself.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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Wait until you get home to do the laundry. It's much less stressful. It's my vacation I'm not doing laundry.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #6
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Wait until you get home to do the laundry. It's much less stressful. It's my vacation I'm not doing laundry.
OH!!! You took the words right out of my mouth!!! Or send a few must have items out to be laundered...it isn't really that expensive and all of the work is done for you!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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Wait until you get home to do the laundry. It's much less stressful. It's my vacation I'm not doing laundry.
We're a family of 5. When we got to FL in a year for our cruise we'll probably spend 2 weeks on vacation (one week of that being the cruise). There is no way on earth I can pack enough clothes for 14 days for the 5 of us (dh and i can rewear clothes and save space, but the kids get everything dirty! I'd probably have to pack at least 50 outfits to not do laundry). Also, we don't want to have to haul around that much stuff.

When we went to Japan, for 3 1/2 weeks, well, doing laundry was unavoidable. We went with 6 outfits for the kids, and 4 for dh and I. I did laundry every day to every other day. Fun, no, but necessary, yes. We were using public transit and there is no way I was going to haul more luggage then necessary on the trains!

Point being, laundry on a vacation of over a week is completely unavoidable. I will be doing laundry in FL or on the cruise. It's life. I even do laundry when we go to DL (on our off day usually). I'll have to price the laundry service on the cruise, but I think someone said $2 per item. So if it's that much and I need shorts and shirts washed for each of us that's going to be $20, for one outfit each! Yikes! Not to mention things like undies and socks.

So yes, in an ideal world, no laundry on vacation, but that's not always realistic.

And as one who does laundry on vacation, those who are polite when doing their laundry and don't clog up the machines are much appreciated!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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Wait until you get home to do the laundry. It's much less stressful. It's my vacation I'm not doing laundry.
You know it's funny.....it's very stressful to me to 1. have all that laundry to do when I get home (family of five) and 2. figure out how to pack more clothing and pay for the additional luggage. 3. I bet I financially break even by not paying the airline for my additional bags by doing laundry.

I bring my own soap by going to Target and purchasing their sample/travel size laundry detergent.

Nope, for me doing laundry is the only way to enjoy my trip. It's also one of the better perks of being a DVC member too when you stay in a 1 or 2 bedroom villa. Your own washer and dryer in the villa. There I do a load a day!

Besides people not coming back on time to remove their laundry, I didn't like having to walk throughout the Wonder to get to the washers and dryers. We have been assigned to a room right across from a laundry room for our next cruise and I actually see that as a good thing!
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #9
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I have no problem with someone using the same washer or dryer again to finish their laundry, even if there is a line.

Ditto, the taking care of you stuff when it is finished and not leaving it around in the machine. I will wait 3 or 4 minutes after something has finished before taking it out. They could be on there way. If there is no one waiting the stuff can sit in the machine all day, I don't care.

My pet peeve was on a cruise last summer, I had finished washing my stuff, took it out and headed to a dryer that a woman was unloading. She told me I couldn't use it, she was saving it for her friend who was also doing laundry. This "friend" was no where to be seen and there were other people now coming into the laundry room looking to move their stuff over to the dryers as well. Thankfully someone else stepped it and told her that was not acceptable procedure, her friend could wait and take care of their stuff like everyone else. I am not sure how I would have handled it myself.
Wow my official 1000 post and it's about laundry whoo hoo. There seems to be an agreement that leaving stuff in the washer/dryer is acceptable but forgetting and not returning is very BAD.two thousand guests maybe 16 washers and dryers. Take your turn like good little girls and boys,BUT only your turn. Other people want a turn, remove clothes promptly, five minutes or don't get angry if someone helps you out. Okay off my soap box. I have actually put stuff in a dryer if I need a washer and paid for it, most will not do that but if you do remove someone's clothes fold the up neatly not just throw them anywhere.
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Wow my official 1000 post and it's about laundry whoo hoo. There seems to be an agreement that leaving stuff in the washer/dryer is acceptable but forgetting and not returning is very BAD.two thousand guests maybe 16 washers and dryers. Take your turn like good little girls and boys,BUT only your turn. Other people want a turn, remove clothes promptly, five minutes or don't get angry if someone helps you out. Okay off my soap box. I have actually put stuff in a dryer if I need a washer and paid for it, most will not do that but if you do remove someone's clothes fold the up neatly not just throw them anywhere.

You have actually paid to dry someone elses clothes just so you could use their washer? And you actually would FOLD their laundry for them? Your a better person than any of us on here.

I wait in the laundry room while my stuff is washing & drying so no one else has to touch my stuff. If they can't get back on time, at the very least, they should expect their stuff to be moved so others who need the machines can use them.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:48 AM   #11
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I do however have a BIG problem with the person who puts their laundry in the washer or dryer and does not come back for a long time and then has the nerve to complain when someone has taken it out so others can use the machines.
Just like reserving a chair by the pool, wearing inappropriate clothes in the MDRs, or saving seats in the theater. Shows a genuine lack of common courtesy (and, unfortunately, Disney has to put those rules in writing because of such inconsiderate guests).

You can't stop rude people; best to ignore them and enjoy your vacation.

And I really agree with a PP who said they don't spend valuable time doing laundry on vacation! We don't either, the laundry/dry cleaning service on the ship is very reasonable and fast.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #12
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I see no problem with someone that has more than 1 load using the same machine again.

I do however have a BIG problem with the person who puts their laundry in the washer or dryer and does not come back for a long time and then has the nerve to complain when someone has taken it out so others can use the machines.
Amen! I wasted a long time on my vacation waiting for rude people to come get their clothes!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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Ditto! When we were on the fantasy in may some one used 2 out of 5 washers and left. I washed 2 loads and dryed and they didn't come back, i waited for my stuff to finish. I agree with having the Littles a load needs to get done at least once in 7 days. Another person ended up getting annoyed that the dryers (never even got started) were just sitting there full. He demoed their stuff and proceeded to finish his and it opened up room for others waiting to start theirs. It really boils down to your not the only one on the ship, do your stuff and get it out of the way. If you leave it then you don't care where it ends up. Be respectful of others and the fact that there is thousands of people in a small place wanting to do the same things. Also, I did my laundry on the day in port while my son and husband went on and excursion and my daughter and I stayed on board.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #14
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We normally do not do laundry on vacation, but when we are vacationing for a 2 week period, sometimes it's necessary.

I think people should be considerate if others and their time.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #15
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DW and I usually did laundry early or late, and stayed in the laundry room reading to make sure we got in and out as quickly as possible. And to us, the only thing worse than someone who doesn't remove their laundry in a timely fashion is someone who takes someone elses laundry out of the washer or dryer and sets it on the sand covered, laundry soap covered counter.
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