(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 # 47
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    We each have our ”chores” (but we will help each other if needed). I do all the laundry because I have more complicated clothes that need different washing and all, so I prefer to be in charge. But, regularly he will help me fold our clothes. I’m in charge of the meals, too, because he doesn’t really know how to cook (but his willing to try and help me whenever he can). On the other hand, he’s the one who usually takes care of our cats (litter, food, water fountain), he’s in charge of vacuuming, taking out the thrashes and recycling, he does many things around the appartment, he comes with me to do the grocery (but I make the list, because I’m the one who cooks): he carries the cart and the bags, etc. The only thing I wouldn’t do with laundry is ironing. Arrrg, I hate that ! 

    Post # 48
    15062 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I throw it in the washer and dryer, but then i just dump it on the bed and he helps sort and put it away.  He’s never complained about how i put things away the few times that I do.  Whenever he complains about anything I do in the house in a not good enough, or not the way he likes it way (which has only happen a few times) I tell him he can do it himself and that shuts him up real quick.  Example – a few weeks ago, he was complaining about how my hair was all over the floor and I needed to vacuum.  True, the floor needed vacuuming, but we work at the same place, same hours.. I’m outside working in the yard whenever he is.  It’s not like I actually have more free time.   I just said ‘you know where the vacuum is too’ and he dropped it right away.  We do have a division of work so to say – I do the inside cleaning, he does outside stuff.. mowing, snow blowing, etc.  But I dont think either of us can complain about the others tasks unless we want to go do something about it ourselves.  I’d never tell him he didn’t clean off the driveway good enough cause I sure as hell dont want to go out there and do it!

    Post # 49
    4697 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We do each others laundry. If the hamper is getting full, whoever is home and has enough free time to wait to hang it to dry does it. 

    This  isn’t 1950 and if he expected you to conform to such an antiquated role, that should have probably came out before you got married. If my Fiance ever told me I should do his laundry, I would be on strike.

    Also, it’s common sense that if you want something done a particular way, you should do it yourself… for example: my Fiance doesn’t know how to use our steamer as well as I do, it would seem counter productive to allow him to steam our clothes and then criticize him for not doing as good of a job as I do. 

    Post # 50
    7528 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    He does most of the laundry because he doesn’t mind doing it and it’s a chore I hate. I do most of the cooking because I enjoy it and he doesn’t. We have a cleaner come once a week. I look after the dogs and he looks after the cats. We’re about as even and equal as you can get!

    Post # 51
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I do all the laundry. I don’t trust my husband with doing laundry, he will mess something up for sure. 

    Post # 52
    2294 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely not.  We each do our own.  Just because I’m the wife doesn’t mean that all housework is my job now.  I am way lazy about laundry anyway- it’s one of my least favorite tasks.  He’s better off doing his own.  And I am really picky about what gets dried and what doesn’t, so it’s best that I do my own.  Everyone wins.

    Post # 53
    10635 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We both do it.  I have to give DH very specific instructions with my clothes though, I can’t just hand him my clothes without separating the loads first.  I also don’t let him hang my tops to dry, as he sucks at it.  Sometimes he’ll just help me by handing me things.  He likes it when I hang his sweaters too, as he admits they look way nicer and less wrinkled when I do it.  I was lucky in the apartment he would take care of most of it for me, because just being in that tiny room would aggravate my allergies so much.

    Post # 54
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We both split it, but he has the lovely job of doing the ironing – it is the only thing I hate doing!

    Post # 55
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we each do our own. i’ve seen the way he does his laundry and i don’t trust him (or anyone really) with mine, haha. i’m very picky about how i separate my clothes, so i’d rather do it myself. i do offer to do my husband’s laundry tho. and if he’s not home and has clothes sitting in the washer or dryer i’ll take care of them for him.

    Post # 56
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I do my laundry and his …

    with that being said, I only wash his uniforms 🙂

    HE on the other hand is PROHIBITED from doing mine. He’s ruined several items of clothing I loved…I guess some men don’t understand that delicate means delicate 🙂

    Post # 57
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Jamieg:  I’m the only one that does laundry, but he’s the only one that hand washes the big dishes that won’t fit in the dishwasher.

    Post # 58
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    other, we both do both our laundry

    Post # 59
    8437 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I do all the house chores, but I don’t work (SAHW).  I personally think that house chores should be split based on who has the most free time.

    Post # 60
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I do both of our laundries….mostly just his uniforms really.

    He on the other hand is 100% not allowed to do mine. He’s ruined countless dresses and shirts because he doesn’t believe in reading labels 🙂

    Post # 61
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    He washes the laundry and together we fold ans put it away (:

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