(Closed) Do you do his laundry?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Who does the laundry?

    I do my laundry, and he does his

    I do both of our laundry, and I have a full time job

    I do both of our laundry, and work p.t. or SAHM

    He does both of our laundry

    Other - refer to comment below

  • Post # 137
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I do the laundry because I like it, and because Fiance often leaves it in there and forgets it. I also have a full-time job. We tend to split most chores (and in fact, he does do the laundry occasionally, but I like doing it so I do it more)

    He doesn’t complain about my folding (he HATES folding) or where I put his clothes, and if he did, I would go on strike as well – it’s just clothes! Not in a certain spot? Big deal!
    That’s nothing to complain about!

    Post # 138
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    Busy bee

    It changes. He’s been doing all the laundry lately because we both work full time but I also go to school full time on top of it. But we’ve gone through periods of time where I was the only one doing it too.

    Before that we would have a “laundry date” once a week… go to the laundromat together and have pizza and beer at the restaurant next door.

    Post # 139
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We do our own. We have our own baskets and we wash our own when we know we need clothes. I would freak out if he wanted me to do it and then had the audacity to say I did it wrong!!!!!

    Laundry is probably my absolute least favorite chore ever though. I can hardly do my own without screaming. 

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    @Regan7312:  yep! I have lots of clothes that CANNOT go in the dryer or else it will come out looking like doll clothes! He tried to help once and I told him I super appreciate it but there’s no way to know based on looking it. If only he was as considerate about the dishes!

     

    Post # 139
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    Newbee

    We do not lie together and I do all of our laundry, but I do mine separate from his because he is really particular about the scent of his laundry detergent and I just buy whatever is cheapest for me. I fold his clothes but don’t generally put them away. If he ever made a comment about how I do his laundry he would definitely get to do it on his own until he came to his senses!

    Post # 140
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I hate doing laundry – we both work and we used to argue about it constantly (he became the head laundry do-er but then my underwear never got washed because it would fall to the bottom of the hamper, I didn’t wash whites frequently enough when I was the head laundry do-er) then my husband looked up laundry services on Yelp. I had thought it was only a big city thing but apparently not! Now we pay about $10 every other week to have our laundry picked up, washed, folded and dropped off.

    We still wash towels and sheets at home and we usually take turns with that.

    Post # 141
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I tend to do the “inside” work and SO does the “outside” work, so I do laundry, clean bathrooms, vacuum, etc., and SO does car maintenance, takes the trash out, power washes the deck, etc. It’s less about following traditional male/female roles and more about staying in our comfort zones and doing what we’re good at. SO is about as grossed out by having to clean a bathroom as I am about having to change motor oil, so we take care of each other. 🙂

    Post # 142
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    We do chores around the house together.

    Post # 143
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We have a maid who comes once a week, but if it needs doing other than that, I will normally get the machine going, he will help me hang it and I will fold but he irons… I don’t iron ever, he knew this before we got married… If I am busy he will do it all from start to finish… Same as washing dishes, whoever is available does it.. To us it doesn’t matter who does it rather that it gets done

    Post # 144
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I do the laundry.  I do all our laundry together at the same time. I also work full time as does my fiancé.  I don’t find laundry that hard and it doesn’t take me that long. I don’t have to stand there and watch the machines.  

    Also, my clothes are delicate and a lot of them need to be hung to dry and I don’t trust my fiance to get that right. My work clothes are expensive and I don’t want them ruined.

    In exchange, he cleans the bathrooms so I think I win.  🙂

    Post # 145
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    sweetbee29:  when DH is in town (since hes a “sailor”) i usually do it since he has no time. but slow months and hes here day in and day out.

    he washes and drys while i fold and put away. some times we mix it up

    Post # 146
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

    Right now I am not working and my DH works long shifts so I do my laundry and his. Also if I didn’t do his laundry, he would let it pile up and that would drive me nuts!

    Post # 147
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    Busy bee

    We both do laundry. We wash our clothes together as it’s efficient, and whoever feels like doing it does it.

    Post # 148
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I voted other… Fiance sends his clothes out to get washed, and I avoid doing laundry like the plague so usually wait three months until I’m desprite (why he refuses to let me do his- I obvi have way more clothes lol)  and then do ten loads at once haha. We are super undomestic. 

    Post # 149
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

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    sweetbee29:  I do his laundry and pretty much always have. DH works out of town at a camp on 2 week on, 1 week off schedule (on 13 hours shifts for 14 days straight). When he comes home he deserves a rest so I do the laundry.

    Post # 150
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

     

    I do everyone’s laundry, unless he has a load to do and he’s home while I’m not, but that’s because we agreed that I would do laundry if he did the recycling and garbage, which I haaaaate. Fair trade!

    But he’s never complained about the laundry, so. That’d probably change things.

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