(Closed) Do you do your SO/FI/DH's laundry?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What's your laundry situation?
    I wash ALL the laundry : (241 votes)
    59 %
    He washes his own, but I still do my own, plus the sheets and towels and what-not : (56 votes)
    14 %
    He washes his, I wash mine and he helps with the joint usage washing responsibilities : (54 votes)
    13 %
    He washes ALL the laundry and I understand that I have the best man who ever lived : (55 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 167
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I didn’t vote because we alternate.  We have to go to a laundromat right now (no washer/dryer in the split-up house where we’re living) so I take it one week and he takes it the next.  We’re not strict about it–if one of us is super-busy, sick, etc., the other does the laundry.  I just have to make sure that I don’t let it go too long when it’s my turn.  Man-clothes are HEAVY, ladies, and there’s not much parking right outside the laundromat! Smile

    Post # 168
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My Fiance does 90% of the laundry. I fold sometimes. 

    I do 90% of the cooking so it works out.

    Post # 169
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Wheres the “DH isn’t allowed to do his own laundry because he will ruin all his clothes” option. LoL

    He used to wash all his laundry and I did mine and the household ones. But after a few times of him leaving pens in his pockets and ruining all his clothes (and mine) because they are now all covered in ink stains… we changed it to -him doing the household laundry like towels and whites that don’t have pockets… and me doing both our laundry. I can’t afford to keep buying all new clothes because he forgot a pen in his pocket.

    I sometimes let him fold but then the shelves end up really messy and it bugs me cus he is incapable of folding well.


    Post # 170
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Kate0558:  +1

    Darling Husband lost his laundry privileges when he put cashmere in with towels. Nearly dropped him right then and there. He’s lucky I like him!

    Also I’m a very very spoiled brat when it comes to work, as in I work a teacher’s schedule and am home by 2:45-3:00 and am off all holidays and weekends and summers so I do the majority of the household chores in general. Darling Husband works a lot of overtime so I dont mind picking up in the house area since he manages all the finances and let’s me go on as many shopping sprees and spa days as I wish (within reason ;-p)

    Post # 171
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @jadlnc:  I do, but I don’t mind. He does the dishes.

    Post # 172
    933 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted for “He washes ALL the laundry and I understand that I have the best man who ever  lived.” When he does mine he even asks me if there’s anything mixed in my basket that has special care instructions.

    I know it sounds like I am marrying a unicorn, but trust me, it took us a long time to get to this point. And I still wash the sheets, and fold all the clean laundry.

    Post # 173
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Technically I “wash” all the laundry, because we never have enough whites or darks (etc) separately. So I wash it all, then I fold and sort MINE and the towels, etc, and leave his basket on his side. It’s up to him to fold it and put it up.

    Post # 174
    9678 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @jadlnc:  Same as you. He does his regular clothes and work uniforms. I do my clothes plus all the towels and linens. I’m really good about washing, I just suck at actually putting my clothes AWAY. So from time to time when our laundry room is looking like a hot mess he’ll put my stuff away for me like a dear! He always hangs up his clothes right away, but I practically live out of my dryer and baskets full of clean (unfolded) laundry lol

    Post # 175
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    None of the above- we share a (color divided) hamper, and we usually do the laundry together.

    Post # 176
    1990 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    oh you are some lucky ladies here!

    Darling Husband grew up with an amazingly attentive workhorse of a mother so he was very used to someone else doing his laundry.  I started doing all our laundry about 2 yrs into our relationship.  Now that we live together 100% of the time, I am still the one who separates, washes and folds our laundry but he’s the one who does the ironing. He also helps put the sheets & etc back on the bed and matches socks…

    its probably more like a 80:20 ratio… but then again, he does all the gross chores like taking out the trash and cleaning the cars so we have somewhat of a balance 🙂

    Post # 177
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee

    I couldn’t vote.  There wasn’t an option that suited us.  We tend to do laudnry/dishes/etc together, when we feel it needs to be done.  We don’t divide our laundry by “mine/hers/his,” and likewise we don’t divide other household chores.  We doe the garbage together on garbage night, etc.

    Post # 178
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve been doing his laundry since before we even officially lived together to help him out since I don’t mind doing laundry (putting it away is another story) and to be nice, not 100% of the time, maybe it was more like 50% then, but that was only his laundry since I didn’t live with him. Now that we’re married I do all of the laundry (clothes, sheets, towels, etc) about 90% of the time. If I ask him to do it, he will, but if I don’t ask it won’t get done.

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