Laundry.. do you fold it right away or leave it for later?

@Cortney (3982)
United States
October 26, 2006 5:17pm CST
I am a neat freak, but I can never seem to get the laundry folded. I have so much of it and there are only 3 of us. My hubby and daughter change twice a day and then the bed clothes. I have a big pile of laundry that is just laying on the floor in the corner of my room, but I can muscle it up to do it all. I usually pick through the towels, underwear, and socks.. but after that .. that’s it.. no more.. LOL Other than that.. my house is sparkling clean.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
Sometimes i get to it right then, sometimes it has to wait until a little later. I am a neat freak too.
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
27 Oct 06
i think i get overwhelmed with the laundry
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@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I fold my laundry right away as i have so much laundry to do i like to have it ready in piles for everyone to put away in there dressers and closets
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I wish i was that good about it.. thanks for responding
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
27 Oct 06
lol.. that would be nice
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I don't like to do laundry as well. We don't have to do that much, as we are only two at our house, me and my hubby. At least twice a week we do our laundry. But I am lazy to fold all the cloths. Some time I do it right way and some time it takes little time to fold.
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I have been sick so not it is really bad. I have about 2 weeks worth of cloths sitting in there to be folded. I told my daughter I would pay her $5 to sort it all into towels, socks, shirts, and short piles. So hopefully I can get it all done tonight :)
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
28 Oct 06
I have to say that we fold the washing as it comes off the clothesline and it does pay dividends in that it makes life easier because as soon as we bring the clothes basket inside, we can immediately put things away. The other thing is that I think 'iron' is a 4 letter word and by folding things immediately they often need little or no ironing, which absolutely suits me. LOL
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I hate to iron .. I make sure I at least put the shirts on a hanger for my hubby and daughters uniforms Thanks for posting ossie16d
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I fold it right away, I just don't put it away right away.
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
thanks Polly1 for your repsonse
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I leave it in the machine for days...until I have to actually move it to dry more...ha ha
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
LOL ArsonCuff .. sounds like my brother.. and then he calls in a panic because the cloths smell sour.. Thanks for posting
• United States
28 Oct 06
I fold my laundry right away and put it into the drawers or on hangers. My daughter takes forever I end up folding her clothes and my grandaughters clothes but, I let her put them away. It really frustrates me. God Bless
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thank you Sheila_Abram ... it is frustrating If i ever win the lottery.. I will have all my clothes dry cleaned.. they all I have to do is hang them up.. LOL
@kiwidipa (2854)
• United States
28 Oct 06
lmao, i hate laundry and I always leave it in a basket and fold it in increments, lol
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
hehe.. thats why i posted this.. wondered how many did what i do.. LOL Thanks kiwidipa
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• United States
27 Oct 06
I try to put them away as soon as possible.
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
i try.. getting trough some of it thanks for posting lillies2006
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@mauldinmama (1502)
• United States
27 Oct 06
lol, I do both!!!!!
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I actually got through 1 basket today.. LOL Thanks for posting mauldinmama
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@jek1862 (40)
• United States
27 Oct 06
My most hated chore is the laundry. But when it must be done, I not only fold it, but try to iron the necessary items as well. Funny, I don't mind ironing...most people do.
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
27 Oct 06
LOL... i hate everything about laundry except wearing it.. LOL thanks for posting
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Yes I fold and put away as soon as they are done. I am sure if I was doing laundry for 3 it would get harder to keep up with. I wash, dry, fold, hang, put away while washing another load and keep going through the motions until they are all done.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
1 Dec 06
why don't you have your daughter do her own laundry. When my two girls started changeing clothers as fast as I got them done I turned their laundry over to them. It was a good time for them to learn how to do laundry.
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@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I fold it right away because I like to get it done and out of the way, I don't think I could sit still knowing that I have unfolded laundry lol..weird I knowww
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Since I don't like to iron I fold and hang mine up right away some time I will lay them on my bed, but I streighten them out so I might as well fold and them up to begin with.
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@YoMomma1 (922)
• United States
19 Nov 06
i try to fold right away but sometimes i just dont feel like it lol
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
19 Nov 06
We always fold ours as soon as it's done. I hate wrinkles because I've done far more ironing in my life than a person should have to do, and leaving the clothes just lay around until they get cold promotes wrinkling.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I fold right away because if I dont I will get lazy and not want to do it later.
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@denax1 (708)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I put my clothes on hangers or fold it as I take it out of the dryer. If I don't, it never gets done. Socks. They are a different story. I hate matching up socks. I throw all the socks in a basket and only pair them up when I absolutely have to.
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
i number my socks so it is easier to match them.. I put 1,1 -- 2,2..etc.. missing a lot..but still makes it faster to sort through them...
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I usually grab what I need right away, then leave the rest to be folded at a later time.
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
28 Oct 06
yeah... that is my method.. but it usually doesn't get folded for about a week.. LOL thanks timmeh0910 for posting