Post # 1
He’s ruined 2 new shirts now from drying them after I asked him not too. =/ lol
And when it comes to laundry, this is funny but QUITE irritating.
We live with my mom and her dryer is broken, so every weekend we go to FI’s parents house and stay, and he does the laundry. A few times I haven’t gone with him and just stayed home. At the end of the weekend, he brings back the clothes, all thrown in the basket UNFOLDED, that’s been sitting in the basket since it got dried* the day before. So he’s basically given up the folding part.
This past weekend he even brought back the basket, which had 2 of his wet shirts stuffed in the middle of everything else because he forgot to take them out to hang up. >.< So, he remembers to NOT dry his shirts, but dries the one’s of mine that can’t be dried, but then leaves his wet shirts in the rest of the dry clean clothes.
He’s done this a few times and even though I hate having to fold, I can’t help but laugh my butt off. He’s just so freaking cute. 🙂
Post # 3
At least he does the laundry, but I could see how that would be annoying.
Post # 4
@kaylee26: it’s annoying at times, but I really don’t fuss about it. I laugh every time he screws something up with the laundry. haha
Post # 5
I don’t let FI wash my clothes for that reason. He is a very picky and careful person, but I don’t think that he would be able to remember what shirts do and do not go in the dryer. I wash his stuff, though. Sometimes he helps fold, but it takes him a long time so I just do it.
Post # 6
If your mom’s dryer is broken, why aren’t you still using the washer for the clothes you don’t want in the dryer? That way stuff won’t get accidently tossed into the dryer. I don’t use a dryer for any of my clothes, only towels and sheets. Normally I would throw in socks, but I figure it’s not worth the $2, so I just hang those too.
Post # 7
Lesson learned: do your own laundry! LOL!
My husband is allowed to do towels and socks and his white t-shirts, (he wears a white t-shirt under about 90% of his clothes). Other than that, I take care of the laundry.
ETA: Sheets! He’s also allowed to do sheets.
Post # 8
I’ve been complaining about my clothes looking dingy after he does laundry. He has not been appreciative of my assessment of his laundry skills. He says he’s a grown man and has been doing laundry for years and knows what he is doing. Last Sunday I went into the laundry room while he was doing laundry and noticed the washer was on the pre-wash cycle which has no rinse cycle! That explains why things were looking dingy. He was putting, soapy, dirty clothes into the dryer FOR OVER A YEAR!!!
I feel your pain!
Post # 9
@Miss Apricot: DH has not been allowed in the laundry in going on five years. He tired to be helpful at first, but too many good clothes gone to doll clothing later, he can stick to the dishes! 🙂
Post # 10
my husband did the laundry and put 3 times the amount of detergent. I seriously couldnt breathe because the detergent smell overpowered everything and we had to wash them all again.
Post # 11
we have our dirty laundry sorted into three baskets – whites, darks, and don’t put in the dryer. If I am the one doing the laundry I’ll pull stuff from the no dryer basket and wash with the rest – meanwhile, if I ask him to do laundry they stay separate so there is no fear of putting something wrong in the dryer. It works well for us!
Post # 12
@2ndtime: He was putting, soapy, dirty clothes into the dryer FOR OVER A YEAR!!!
LMAO! How did he NOT realize there was still soap on them?????
@jjmomma: DH has not been allowed in the laundry in going on five years. He tired to be helpful at first, but too many good clothes gone to doll clothing later, he can stick to the dishes! 🙂
Mine has been forbidden from the laundry for about the same length of time, maybe a little longer. Granted, I don’t own many clothes that aren’t dryer-safe, because I hate sorting and hang-drying and all that stuff. But he was always putting stuff on the wrong setting…for a while there was a post-it on the dryer that said, “Do NOT use Time Dry” because he would always set it to that setting, and stuff does not get dried. I can’t think of anything he actually RUINED, though I think a couple things may have been a little smaller than when they went in.
Post # 13
@Miss Apricot: He doesn’t notice much of anything. Picture a man with blinders on. In his mind, he washed them, so he doesn’t even bother to look and see if they are actually clean.
He just called me and asked where the eye doc was located. (Never mind that he drove us both there two weeks ago when we had our eyes examined! And… it’s in our neighborhood!) Anyway, his new glasses are in. Hopefully the new glasses will help! lol!
Post # 14
This is why I don’t let DH do my laundry. He doesn’t really understand that some of my clothes cannot be dried with ruining them. He find the fact that I lay stuff out to dry as “silly”.
Post # 15
@soyjoy222: Exactly. He can’t remember it all (not that it’s that difficult). I try to always do all of the laundry so I don’t have to worry about whether our clothes are put on medium instead of low heat (that way they don’t shrink).