Have you noticed that there is a never ending washing pile

@joystick (1680)
November 28, 2010 4:45pm CST
I always seem to think that i have caught up with all the washing, only to find that there is yet more to be done.Half the clothes i do not even think have been worn since the last time i washed them,but there they are all in the washing basket.At this rate i will need an industrial washing machine.Also this time of year it is really hard to get them dry, not even the dryer can keep up with all the washing.
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@marianne87 (3526)
28 Nov 10
I have a 5 year old, a 3 year old and a 2 month old. The older two are bedwetters, the middle one has days when he wets himself over and over again, and the baby obviously does baby things such as exploding nappies and milk dribble! I also have an irritating partner who doesn't feel the need to use a washing basket - he just piles his dirty clothes on the bedroom floor and brings them down once a week. Oh, and my 5 year old daughter tries on clothes, then throws them on the floor, so I never know what's clean or dirty and have to wash it all! I have only had a dryer for a month, my mum bought it as an early Christmas present and I couldn't have asked for a better gift!
@joystick (1680)
28 Nov 10
I know what it is like having children to wash for as well as the adults that seem to store their washing until they have nearly caught up.I think that there are always things that will need washing and i had even thought of trying to do abit of hand washing at the same time as the machine is on to try to catch up, but that will never happen.I would not be without my dryer either.
28 Nov 10
I also have 3 cats who keep catching fleas when I let them out, so I am constantly washing the sofa covers and cushions to make sure we don't end up with a flea infestation like we had in the summer!
• Philippines
28 Nov 10
Hello joystick! You are right. I don't know what happened with these clothes, they seem to pop up on their own, lol! The nature also did not cooperate as the rain keeps on pouring here in our place, ugh!
@joystick (1680)
28 Nov 10
My washing machine, as well as my dryer has been on all day every day since well months ago now,i think it could do with a rest that same as i need a rest.At this rate the machine will be worn out,lol.I would love to think that i could have a whole 24 hours where as it would not need to go on.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
28 Nov 10
I know the feeling, and i also hate to try and keep up with the piles of laundry that seem to accumlate. Having a small child that continually makes messes compounds the problem. i have to wash her sheets two or more times a week, and she goes through at least one outfit a day.
@joystick (1680)
28 Nov 10
I think even with adults they seem to have just as much washing as the children.People that manage to spill things on their bed sheets as well as their clothes and then as you say childrens bed linen as well as their clothes that they manage to keep needing them washed.My washing machine is only off when i am asleep.
@lynnymac (105)
• United States
29 Nov 10
yes, i have to do a load or two of laundry every day or it will get away from me very quickly. i imagine you have a bigger family and more than one load a day. it also seems i can never keep the kitchen clean. there are always dirty dishes in the sink. sometimes i get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water and end up doing dishes. must be from after i did the dinner dishes. aarrgh! it's never done and will never be done. i guess we have to count our blessings. so many people are alone. we have a beautiful, messy family to love and laugh with every day ( yes, even to fight with). and another thought...it'll be there when you get to it. so take a little time for yourself every day.
@Elixiress (3893)
29 Nov 10
I live by myself so my washing is quite manageable. At the moment, I have one load in the washing bin ready to be washed, one load on the dryer drying off and one load in the ironing basket ready to be ironed. Especially at this time of year with the snow fall we have been having, I tend to spend my time either at work in my uniform then lazing around the house in my PJs, which does not create much washing.
@mustread (225)
• Bulgaria
29 Nov 10
I have noticed that , too . But for a months I wash my clothes every day and now its just a small pile - 2 shirt, jeans and a baseball cap .I dry them by putting them in my room and when I turn on the heat they dry little by little .
29 Nov 10
I find that all the time, it seems that the people in my house like to use the floor as a wardrobe so i see the clothes on the floor and dont know if they are clean or dirty so i end up putting it all back in the machine to wash. its a nightmare
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
29 Nov 10
I don't have a huge family, but you wouldn;t think do from my laundry load. It always seems to be waiting for me. i will find things in the laundry that i dont even remember putting there. Laundry seems to be an endless cycle at my house. Nothing can ever be clean at the same time.
@jugsjugs (13045)
29 Nov 10
I have 6 children, as well as two adults that are in my house.Wet beds,dirty clothes, bed linen and even teddys clothes now is what i get all of the time.I think that there is never a day that there is no washing, so my washing machine is always doing over time all of the time.I never know what is dirty and what is clean, as my son trashes his room and there are clean clothes that they have not worn that i get to wash all over again.
@hushi22 (4941)
29 Nov 10
haha...this month i have noticed that. since i am so busy it ends up my mom washing everything. i really feel bad but no choice.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
For me it is not good for the hand's if you wash your clothes that many better to done that is the washing machine it is happened if you are the one who washing your clothes every day you feel no clothes is not going to wash.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
If you work in a restaurant. Dishes their are non stop. I tell you. I've gone to that scenario in my life. I love washing plates and all. I can wash 50-70 plates and 140 utensils in less than 3 hours. Trick should be applied on this.
@armie23 (146)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
Laundry is a never ending chore. Even if all the dirty clothes in the house get washed, there's still the clothes you're wearing. Perhaps, do the schedule of doing laundry to avoid piling it up. Do it once or twice a week. The more you would see dirty clothes in your hamper, the more you think its tiring.
@calpro (933)
• India
29 Nov 10
I really hate washing and I never washed any of my clothes fortunately. Some how I am sick of it. I help my wife in all other chores but washing is not for me . She takes care of the washing. We have our maid do the washing drying etc with the help of my wife. I help my wife in dusting and keeping the home neat and clean. As i told washing really turns me down and down my energy levels. Have fun Calpro
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
I also experienced that before. I discovered I have no talent in washing my clothes. I realized laundry is not my specialty. And I don't want to spend my precious time washing my clothes (except with my underwear). That's why I am trying my best to make a lot of money so I can hire someone to do it for myself. We just have two choices: Time is Gold. You can either spend it washing your clothes, or spend it in making more money.
• United States
29 Nov 10
I washed the towels last night and I hav enothing else that needs washing. My sheets are clean,my clothes are clean. The pillows are recently washed prior to moving in this apt. So,being that don't go outside everyday I hav enothing that needs washing. I like it this way as well.
@gnomeland (421)
29 Nov 10
i read this and am so happy not to be alone with this problem. for me the washing is even worse in the winter as i have children playing for local football teams on sat. and sun. also practice night 2 times a week with games at school makes a pile of washing like a mountain. Help!
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
28 Nov 10
I can totally relate to this discussion. Our laundry pile never seems to get any smaller. No matter how many loads I do in a day, there is always another huge pile waiting. And now that my two boys are getting older, play sports and otherwise get dirty ALL THE TIME, it never ends. Weekends where they each have 2-3 games apiece are the worst--I have to wash 2 uniforms every day! And when they get sick, I have to wash the sheets and towels, PJS, etc., every day, too. Our family is definitely helping laundry detergent companies to stay in business!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
28 Nov 10
Yep, I've noticed that. Even if you think you've washed everything, by the time it's all put away, you find at least one thing that was either forgotten or needed washing since you finished. Always! It was worse for me when my kids were young because I'd sometimes find articles of their clothing in the oddest places! Still, now that they are grown and doing their own washing, I still always seem to have something that needs washing. If all the clothes are done, I will notice it's time to wash the curtains or the bedspread and blankets... there's always something. So, yes, laundry is a never-ending job, much like washing dishes. There are some things I love doing around here like raking leaves or shoveling snow, things that, when you are finished, you are FINISHED... for awhile at least. Laundry and dishes are two things that are definitely not on my 'favorite things to do' list.