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

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you do your SO's laundry?
    Always/almost always : (229 votes)
    65 %
    Never/rarely : (63 votes)
    18 %
    Sometimes : (59 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We keep all our laundry together. I really don’t see the point of doing some laundry but not all of it.

    Post # 4
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Our laundry is all mixed together and I do it all. I would let him do it if I wanted all my cloths to come out doll sized, seriously, the guy can shrink towels and I am still not sure how he does it.

    Post # 5
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yes, and it drives me crazy.  He wears 2-3 shirts a day, which is a feat for someone who wears a uniform to work.  I do about a dozen loads of laundry a week.

    Our laundry is mixed, but sitll, I could get away with doing a load a week of my clothes.  The rest is all his.

    Post # 6
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @iheartnerds:   I really hate carrying an overflowing laundry basket up and down two flights of stairs (washer & dryer in basement)

    Would it help if HE brought the laundry down for you and brought his own laundry back up and put it away himself? It doesn’t hurt to ask…

    Post # 7
    3829 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes…it drive me crazy that he never offers to help when i am folding a basket every day/other day

    Post # 8
    5976 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m with VAWife…we do it all together. We share laundry duty though…Whoever gets to it first when it starts to get full.

    Post # 9
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @VAwife:  Agreed. Our laundry just goes into a hamper together and is seperated into colors…not his and hers.

    Post # 10
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hell no! Not now, not ever! I won’t let me do mine either! I do not iron and he does not know how to hang up clothes fresh from the dryer!

    Post # 11
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    He usually does mine :-D! Gotta love my man…

    ETA: just to add to previous, ours goes in the basket together and Boyfriend or Best Friend will do all of it. I did it for the first time this weekend in several months! And even then he had to show me how to use our new machines…

    Post # 12
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    So, my Fiance is actually pretty good at chipping in around the house (cooks sometimes, pretty much always does dishes, will clean the bathroom if I ask, etc.) but he is really bad about laundry. I think this is a carry over from his bachelor days and he just puts it off until he is literally out of clothes. :/

    My advice is to try to plan out a time where you do laundry together. Sometimes this works with my Fiance. If this doesn’t work, you might be stuck doing the bulk of the laundry but I would still try to talk with him about what other chores he might be interested in. It sounds like you are already doing a lot around the house, even if you are at home more. Maybe share the men-doing-housework-makes-women-want-to-have-more-sex research with him? 😉 

    Post # 14
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I do the laundry because I actually like folding clothes, and hate when he folds stuff because he “can’t”…it’s like learned helplessness so I will redo it.  But that’s how you live together — you each have the chores that you don’t mind, and you do them.  He takes out the trash every week, mows the lawn, and fills the dishwasher.  I empty the dishwasher, vacuum, and do laundry.  The cat cleans the bathroom, so all is good!

    Post # 15
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    He won’t let me touch his laundry, not that I’m complaining! (His mom ruined some of his clothes YEARS ago and he has been protective of it since then). He used to do mine for me when we were in college (he lived at his parents, and I had coin laundry, so he would do it at his parents’ for free). We’ve been living together for the past year and he does his own clothes, I do my own clothes, and we alternate the towels, sheets, etc. 

    Post # 16
    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Often times – I don’t really see the point in only doing half the dirty laundry just because I didn’t wear the clothes.

    But sometimes Darling Husband will do a load of his own if he wants something in particular clean.  He doesn’t typically do my laundry because he knows I’m anal about sorting, laying things flat to dry, etc and he isn’t.

    @iheartnerds:  “We have two laundry baskets”

    We have separate laundry baskets too.  But if I’m doing laundry, I grab both of them.

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