A mere twelfth of a minute

You’ve already heard of the Five-Second Rule. What you may not have known is that there’s a related corollary:

When transferring laundry from the washer to the dryer, if you drop a clean but damp article of clothing to the floor, it will not pick up dirt from the floor if you pick it up within five seconds. If you do, you can just throw it in the dryer.

Been there, done rather a lot of that.


  1. Jeffro »

    10 February 2014 · 7:28 pm

    Oh yeah.

  2. Lynn »

    10 February 2014 · 9:08 pm

    It’s usually just the husband’s socks.

  3. CGHill »

    10 February 2014 · 9:46 pm

    In my case, it’s almost always socks.

  4. Nicole »

    11 February 2014 · 6:58 pm

    I never realized there was a time limit other than prior to it drying into a crusty ball on the floor.

  5. fillyjonk »

    12 February 2014 · 7:15 am

    I dunno. I bet I can make some petri dishes of agar say otherwise.

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