Are Men Smart Enough to Do Laundry!

United States
February 19, 2007 9:34am CST
Just kidding guys!! My hsuband does laundry and does a find job, but most of my friends say they do the laundry and would not let there boyfriends/husbands do it!! How Bout You!
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@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I'd let my partner do their own clothes, but not mine or the kids' clothes..lol. That way their whites are the only things turning out pink :P
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I don't let my husband within 10 feet of the laundry, lol. His job is to carry it to the laundromat (or when we lived with my dad to take it to the basement). I once asked him to throw a load in after our 3rd child was born. I had just had my 3rd c-section in just over 2 years and was so tired. I told him exactly what to do--put the clothes from the hamper in the washer, turn it to warm wash/cold rinse, add half a cap of detergent and half a cap of color safe bleach. I even specified the bleach in the blue bottle. When I went to put it in the dryer the next morning I found a giant orange stain on my black sweat pants and his navy blue t-shirt (that we bought on our honeymoon in Disney World) was ruined. He put regular bleach in it. Even after he asked which bottle and I told him multiple times to use the blue bottle. After that I never asked him to do laundry for me again. It is just cheaper for me to do it, then for him to do it and have to replace half our wardrobe. Luckily the only thing of mine ruined was those sweats and I still wear them (the stain is covered by my t-shirts).
• United States
22 Feb 07
thats cute!! I have had that happen but my husband is getting better!
• United States
19 Feb 07
I like to take care of the laundry because my husband has a tendency to over load the washer and the clothes are not washed properly. Also my sweaters and delicates are better left to me, so they come out in one piece. lol
• United States
22 Feb 07
yeah i had my husband shrink my shirt but we went to the store to get another one, he did not do that again, I only have the clothes i like to ware i dont have a ton of clothes that i never ware or have the tags still on them i only own what i ware, so making him go to the store with me helped him remember not ot shrink them!
19 Feb 07
I wouldn't have any problem if anyone volunteered to do my laundry. I don't like doing it much and never iron anything anyway. I don't think there is much that can be done wrong really, I don't have any clothes that can't be put in a washing machine.
• United States
19 Feb 07
I dont like it much my self, i love when m husband does it!
@mr_ular (842)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
I do laundry too especially when my wife had to work on weekends. Well, even my father does his own laundry until now. It looks like my wife and my mother haven't got any problem in letting us use the washing machine. In fact, i could tell that they are glad when we decided to do the job for them.
• United States
19 Feb 07
good for you!!!!!!!
@AntonYW (59)
• Indonesia
19 Feb 07
Wow nice question, I'm a boy and I never do laundry by my self LOL. I never try how to laundry, maybe I must try that sometime. Your husband must be great, basicly not too much men do laundry by his self, this is my personal opinion but if they can do laundry that just great
• United States
19 Feb 07
you should try it will be a plus when you tell your girl!
@babs0818 (1191)
• United States
19 Feb 07
my husband knows how to do the laundry...what doesn't mean,that he does it...but I believe,that most men know,how to correctly do it..just refuse or maybe act a little dumb...so they dont have to.
• United States
19 Feb 07
yeah, i know what you mean, my husband tried that one when we first moved in together but i knew better!
• United States
19 Feb 07
yes we are.i do it all the time,as well as cooking,an cleaning
• United States
19 Feb 07
love your picture, well you wife must be proud! Not many do!
@pumpkinjam (7902)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 07
If you had to be smart to do laundry, my partner would have no chance! He does do it occassionally but he'll do his own stuff. He will pick about 4 things up off the bedroom floor and bung them in the machine with twice as much powder as he needs, then I'll have to tell him when it's finished because he'll have sat down in front of a computer game (couldn't expect him to find anything else useful to do when he's done ALL that washing!) then he'll eventually get his stuff out of the machine, unless I need to do more washing in which case I will get it out. Then it'll go in the dryer, once it's finished in there, he'll complain about it not being clean enough. Then he'll wear something for 5 minutes and put it straight back in the wash. But this time, I'll have to do it because he's not smart enough to do 2 useful things in one day!
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Last time my husband did laundry he managed to bleach 1 shirt out of a load that he didn't even use bleach in the first place. I felt bad and not so bad for him. I was sick that weekend from a really bad sinus infection, so he had to take care of the house and two small children. Something I have to do everyday. It's funny watching a man trying to do something a woman does every day with ease. My husband hasn't done laundry since then and I don't want him to either.
@chargoans (940)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Okay I think that in many cases, men know how to do the laundry, they just prefer to act as if they don't in an attempt to not do the laundry. My first hubby made the mistake of telling mutual friends of his attempt to get out of laundry duty once. It turned out to be one of those friends came straight to me and told me about it. I really had assumed that he was just dumb as a box of rocks, when in fact he had outsmarted me. My second (and final) hubby, never does the laundry. He was left alone for two weeks once and had to fend for himself. Thank god I wasn't home or my clothes would have been ruined! He overfilled the washer, put too much detergent into the machine, then waited until rinse cycle to bleach. Oh, and don't forget that he failed to separate any of it. Nothing was clean and several of his Hilfiger shirts were ruined from the bleach and many of his clothes had bled thru. When I returned home the following week, he was so embarassed wearing his normally grey sweatshirt, that now had purplish pink color to it where the laundry fiasco occurred. He begged me then not to ever make him do laundry again. I promised I wouldn't without at least instructing him on how to do it properly.
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
It's funny....My guy can do things on his own, no problem. But if I tell him to do it, or give him any special instructions on a parcticular item, he'll eff it up. I think it's the "break the plate so I won't be asked to do dishes" syndrome.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I do the laundry. My husbands idea is to put the whites in one load and the rest in another. He overfills the washer so they don't get clean. And he doesn't seperate delacates. I have a lot of colors and sometimes they "bleed" so I seperate all of them. He also doesn't understand water temperature... I don't like the way he folds either, so I do that too!
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
My ex used to do the laundry and iron all our clothing. He prefers doing those things than watching the kids.