I've been known to dye a sock or two pink, but I generally use cold water washes so it's usually not too problematic. Ditto on the shrinkage of clothing.
Yesterday, however, I did something that really really really really takes the cake.
First of all, let me say that I am constantly nagging you-know-who about taking coins, receipts and (ugh) kleenexes out of his pockets because it produces a veritable clothing and white-bit cornucopia of a mess.
As of yesterday, I don't think I'm ever again allowed to badger him again:
Ladies, I somehow managed to put an entire cooking MAGAZINE into the laundry. I'm not making this up. Luckily it was only a Food Network magazine and not one of my coveted Jamie magazines, but still...
Someone please tell me they've done this before and how I can fix this. This was, of course, a load that contained my favourite dresses, yoga pants, and pretty much all of my knickers. It was the type of load that you put off doing until you realize that the only clean clothes you have left are the ones you hate wearing and are just waiting around waiting to be sent to Value Village!!!
...I think I know the answer:
Shopping trip, anyone?