Here's an age related question: Do you know what sock rings are?
If you answered "yes," then you might be too old to be doing your own laundry safely.
Sock rings are little plastic rings through which you can stuff a pair of socks prior to tossing them in the laundry basket, and each sock comes out of the drier connected to its partner.
My late Mom always had her eye out for time saving devices, and once in another century she gave me a handful of sock rings. Unfortunately it wasn't a lifetime supply, and it's time to restock.
I went to no fewer than seven stores and came home empty handed. The clerks in the stores, bless their hearts, thought it sounded like a good idea but had never heard of them -- products of a bygone era, I suppose, on the shelf next to the buggy whips.
Thank goodness for the internet. Here they are at Sock-Locks. Mother would be so proud.