Who does the laundry in your house?

United States
May 25, 2009 3:52pm CST
In my house, I'm the only person who does laundry. I think hubby would volunteer to do laundry, but he would just end up doing it the wrong way. I would prefer to do laundry myself. It's not too tough a job. Who does laundry in your house?
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@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
25 May 09
The laundry at my house is done by me, me, and oh yeah me. My husband would not do his own but even if he wanted to I would not want him to because I would be afraid he would mess something up. My two older kids could probably do their own, but I prefer that their clothes stay nice, so I would rather do it myself. They will usually help me put their clothes away, but I wash the clothes and hang or fold them.
• United States
25 May 09
My daughter is just now getting into the Mommy helper stage and always wants to help me out when I do laundry. So she gets to put the dryer sheet into the laundry. She loves that part!
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@GardenGerty (90189)
• Marion, Kansas
25 May 09
As a child my first laundry job was folding wash cloths, and then towels and so forth. You gotta start somewhere.
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• United States
25 May 09
Isnt that the truth! I'm always careful not to discourage my daughter when she wants to help. I want her to feel involved in her own life and learning to do little jobs around the house will be useful when she goes off to college or gets her first apartment. I don't want her to have to learn all that stuff on her own. Of course, you know Mama is always going to be there doing stuff for her! She'll be like, 'Mom! Stop being so clingy!'
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• United States
25 May 09
I usually do the laundry. While I was living at home with my parents, my mom and I would both do everyone's laundry, so I just got used to taking care of everyone's stuff. My boyfriend loves that I keep everything clean. Every so often, I will ask him to transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer, but that's the extent of his laundry duties.
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25 May 09
Hi beauty, Well usually my hubby does the washing as he race on his bike and I don't like his sweaty clothes so he does the washing, then I found he doesen't wash my clothe the way I want so I was my own clothes and wash his. Tamara
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@jerzgirl (7805)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
25 May 09
We both do - I do mine and my daughter does hers (she has about 10 times as many clothes as I have and the laundry is two flights down - no way will I do all of it!)
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@GardenGerty (90189)
• Marion, Kansas
25 May 09
Hubby does it more than I do. He washes things okay, dries them, too. Cannot get him to fold and put away to suit me, though. I do wish he would leave my stuff alone. He does great on his work uniforms.
• United States
25 May 09
Not many guys do their own work clothes. You're a lucky one!
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
25 May 09
I know it sounds a little crazy, but I kinda like doing laundry. So, I usually end up being the chief laundy person in my house. My husband does usually help me in folding and hanging the clothes after they are clean.
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• United States
25 May 09
Nothing crazy about that! You, me and Martha Stewart are in the same group of laundry lovers. Pretty good company, I think.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
26 May 09
Shelly and the teenager do the laundry these days. They have to go to a laundromat to do it but they seem to enjoy it most of the time. In the old house we had a washer so everyone did laundry
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• United States
26 May 09
me,mainly.my brother washes his own stuff though. no way am i touching bachelor clothes
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
25 May 09
At homes, it would be our mom as she is staying at home most of the time. She would do them even at night as it seems that water supply is more abundant at that time compared to mornings or even on weekends wherein other households are using the water to wash their own cloths. (^_^ )
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
25 May 09
I live alone so I am responsible for doing the laundry. I have always done my laundry even when I was raising a family. My daughter, when she was here living at home she did help out a little. Now she is teaching her boys how to do their own laundry she doesn't have any girls.
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@thaMARKER (3096)
• Philippines
25 May 09
in my parent's house, my father used to wash clothes often. sometimes my mother if she have time. i live away from them so i let someone wash my clothes, i send it a laundry shop. i wash my undies of course i really don't have much time to wash all of my used clothes.
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@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
25 May 09
It varies, I do all of mine and the childrens, and my husband does his and all of the towels etc. now when he goes to work out of the office next week I will start doing the towels but he will still do his own. He has OCD and well he is picky about how he does his laundry and does not trust me to do it.
@Outcast (633)
• United States
25 May 09
I do it most of the time. My hubby does it every now and then. He does it the laundry isn't done very good. But I do appreciate his effert at doing it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
25 May 09
My fiance and I have now started to do our own laundry. We've each done our own laundry in the past, but now we do it again. Really it's just that his mom did it but she figured she shouldn't do that because we'd have to do for ourselves once we move out. So now we do our own laundry. One of us will usually go into the laundry area to put it in the laundry, then one of us will go and get it out and switch it to the dryer. One thing we don't do is iron, I don't know how to and neither does he. We give that stuff to his mom to do for us, that she doesn't mind. Also she'll take a few of our clothes if she needs to make a load. I know there's still a lot I need to learn, lol, and I might sound like I don't know how to do anything but we have more chores, it's just we have our own chores like our room, bathroom and the kitchen on wednesdays!
• United States
25 May 09
Don't worry about it. You still have plenty of time to learn all that housewifey stuff. When I was in my early twenties, I was clueless about housekeeping and cooking. Once I tried to iron a shirt and ran the iron up over my thumb! Ouch! I had a big triangle shaped burn mark on the top of my hand, thumb area, for years. Helps to have a new iron that has a slick surface and use a good ironing pad on the ironing board. And, check the label for proper ironing temperature. Many times, you can just stick stuff in the dryer and that will take out wrinkles. Best of luck!
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
25 May 09
I've noticed that ironing is really leaned back, growing up the only thing I saw that got ironed was dress clothing. Here, my fiance's mom irons all outdoor clothing, but she's told me not everyone does that, she just did. She's told me she didn't want to do chores either when she first got married, so I don't feel bad about being so lazy. I know I'll learn all kinds of neat tricks to doing clothes etc. I've been thinking about that one shirt thing that I've seen on t.v a long time ago, the one that folds the shirt? I'd love to have one of those though I think it's more hassle then they really show. In any case, happy cleaning!
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• United States
25 May 09
Have you seen the one on QVC? I have always thought about getting that. Most times, I just hang stuff up. Guess that doesn't work for sweaters though. I've heard, they really use that (or something like it) in the GAP. Think that's the name of the store. It's one of those mall stores. Saves the employees lots of work when they have to reorganize those big piles of turtlenecks after the customers come in and rummage through the stacks. Very nifty little tool!
• Australia
10 Aug 09
I do all the laundry in the house - hubby works & I don't so it's easier for me to do it plus I have a laugh at how he hangs up some clothes so he's given up on doing that too :P
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Hi beautyqueen...I usually do the laundry in our house. There are some times when my husband takes the clothes from the dryer, or puts the clothes from the washing machine into the dryer, but usually it's all me. I don't mind most of the time, only when I'm so tired I can't even think about doing laundry.
@Darkwing (21590)
30 May 09
I don't have a choice. Besides, I quite like doing the laundry. It's the ironing I can't stand. I'll iron a few bits and then leave it until later, or when I need it. I'm not good that way! lol. Brightest Blessings.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
30 May 09
Most times it's me that does the laundry. Hubby could do it but it's usually me. We have a perfect system to it, all of our colors go into the washing machine and the whites go in the hamper. Now thats providing that there's nothing bright such as reds that can bleed into the other clothing then it's not put in until it's been washed a few times with like colors before it goes in with the others. When the washer is full, that's when I wash a load. Pretty easy I think! lol
@cortney09 (1348)
• United States
29 May 09
I do the laundry in my house. It's jus6t me and my hubby (no kids). I think my hubby would do the laundry, or at least some of it, if I asked him to. I would rather do it myself though, since it's just easier and it's not my most hated chore.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
27 May 09
I do. This past weekend hubby needed his uniforms washed and I was doing the clothes in a certain order. Anyway the clothes were washing and drying so I went jumped in the shower and while I was getting dressed he came asked me what laundry detergent to use for his uniforms while I was on the phone doing my hair. I got off the phone and asked what he was doing. He stuffed the clothes from the drier in a basket. I freaked out. He was wrinkling all the clothes. I don't understand what the hurry was it was only 2 and I had everything undercontrol. So he took all the clothes out and laid them on the bed while hanging up his own clothes. I just wish he would let me do it by myself.