Post # 1
Just wondering how other couples who live together handle the laundry (I mean clothes, not sheets/towels/shared things). We do ours separately because Boyfriend or Best Friend is a stickler for separating colors and bleaching his whites, while I just tend to throw in whatever’s dirty. I also have a few tops that aren’t supposed to go in the dryer, and he would have no idea which ones they are.
Post # 3
We don’t seperate our clothes (except towels). He doesn’t have anything that can’t go in the washer, and he knows not to put the “pretty” bras in the washer, but I don’t throw anything in the hamper that can’t be machine washed (only a few things). It gets done once a week. He usually starts it because he thinks of it first (he has 5 work outfits for five days of work ha!) and I typically finish it.
Post # 4
We take our clothes to my mom’s house so we don’t have to pay for the machines. Generally we each do our own but not always. Sometimes he’ll ask me to take his for him and vice versa. Since going to my mom’s is a little bit of a hassle (just because instead of throwing in the laundry and then being able to do other things around the house and go about our evening, it’s a trip or we have to wait, etc.) sometimes I’ll ask my husband to do it on his lunch break (he gets an hour every day and works 5 minutes away) and then I’ll throw it on the drier on my way home and then one of us will pick it up later. We do the same with sheets/towels. Usually with his he’ll put it in but I’ll dry it and pick it up. Hopefully laundry won’t always be this much of a hassle. I’m thinking that in the future when we have a house I’ll end up doing some of his laundry just because I’ll already be doing mine and whatever kids we have, but my husband is always good about laundry and cooking (not so much cleaning) so maybe he will still do his own. To be honest, I don’t completely trust him not to just dye all my clothes pink or wash dry clean only stuff so I’ll probably always do mine.
Post # 5
I do both of our laundry and nope, I don’t separate. Everything gets thrown in one pile and I wash it accordingly. I can count on one hand how many times Darling Husband has attempted laundry and I don’t think it was ever successful. If I want something done right, I do it myself.
Post # 6
We used to just do each others whenever there was a full laundry hamper, but Fiance doesn’t read the labels on my clothes when he washes and a few of my favourite sweaters ended up getting ruined, so now I do my own. I think it’s funny that when he did laundry all his clothes that needed special attention got the special attention they needed but my clothes didn’t. Oh well.
Post # 7
We have a washing machine in our apt, one that hooks up to the kitchen sink so we wash all of our clothes and only use the building’s dryers.
I do the laundry because I don’t have a “day” job.
Post # 8
I do the laundry, he does pretty much everything else.
Post # 9
That sucks! 🙁 So many tags on my clothes have faded that I can’t read them anymore, but out of habit I know which ones get special treatment, so I don’t need to read the tags anyway… could that have been the case with your FI? He knew automatically which of his clothes got special treatment so he didn’t think about/couldn’t read the tags on yours?
Post # 10
Fiance does the laundry, but I do most of the dishes!
Post # 11
We both do both of our laundry. If hes on his week off he will usually do the laundry and when hes working I usually do the laundry. Everything goes in together 🙂
Post # 12
Everything goes in the same hamper and I’m the one that does laundry… meaning I throw it in the washer, and move it in to the drier and bring it back up stairs, then we each sort and fold our own stuff from the pile.
Post # 13
We each do our own laundry. He’s really picky about how his is done and I’m not. Towels, sheets and stuff, whoever notices it does it.
Post # 14
I wash everything but Fi’s work shirts. He complains that I dont do them right so now I wont do them!
Post # 15
FI loves to WASH laundry but always leaves it in the washer, dryer or unfolded in multiple baskets and we end up with wrinkled clothes. My parents always did their own clothes so this is my rule in our house…I wash and fold mine and he deals with his mess. Things would be different if he actually kept up with his laundry, but I don’t think this is a habit he is ever going to break. As long as he doesn’t touch my clothes, I’m good 🙂
Post # 16
Ha, my Boyfriend or Best Friend was folding his socks one day… I hate feet and anything associated with them, yet I offered to help because he had a huge pile. I noticed him giving me side eye the whole time I was folding, and finally he came out and said I wasn’t doing it right (umm how many ways are there to fold socks?!). Sooo yeah, he can fold his own socks from now on, haha.