(Closed) Does your SO do the dishes and the laundry?

posted 11 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Does your SO do a fair share of household chores?
    Yup, does the dishes on a regular basis : (64 votes)
    15 %
    Bonus points if he puts them away (and each dish or glass ends up in the right place) : (50 votes)
    12 %
    Knows where the vacuum is, how it works (including changing the filter), *and* vacuums regularly : (51 votes)
    12 %
    Does the laundry : (60 votes)
    14 %
    Even better: uses fabric softener in the dryer : (37 votes)
    9 %
    The trifecta: folds clothes before putting them away! : (35 votes)
    8 %
    Super extra bonus points: knows how to properly wash and dry bras : (16 votes)
    4 %
    Scrubs the tub and/or the toilet, just because it's important that it be clean : (26 votes)
    6 %
    Helps clean the apartment, and takes out the trash too. : (76 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    i checked all of them except the tub/toilet one. And I’m sure he’d do that too, if I asked.

    Post # 4
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My SO is way, way more awesome about cleaning than I am. I do all the cooking (which I love; it’s more a hobby than a chore) and he cleans up after me. Admittedly, he puts it off for a day or two if we’re super busy, but always ends up doing it without me asking.

    He usually does laundry, always vacuums. Mops because it makes me gag. Reminds me to dust when we clean the house together. He even folds his socks when putting away clothes! Often empties the dishwasher.

    I clean the bathroom and am the only one that refills the ice cube trays, but I think that’s it. I’m so the man in this relationship. 😛 

    Post # 5
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My SO makes me feel like a slob!  He’s so good about doing laundry, the dishes etc.  I’m so lucky!!

    Post # 6
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mine is the more tidy one out of us, so he cleans the house way more than I do.  The only responsibility I have that is only mine is the laundry.  I just like it done a certain way and it takes longer, but if he did it he’s all about speed…so it became a me only job. 

    Post # 7
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    Mr. Sushi tries. We have a dish washer and while he doesn put dishes in the dishwasher, he usually only opens it far enough to stick plate in, which means I have to totally reorganize the dishwasher before turning it on. :oP He does put dishes away and will stick clothes in the washer (normally just his). He takes out the trash…when I remind him it’s full. LoL. He’s getting better though.

    Post # 8
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Call me old fashioned, but I spoil Mr. PG by doing the laundry and dishes regularly. I guess I’ve never minded doing them? We’ve been living together for 3 years.

    I’ll admit that every now and then, he’ll start a load or do dishes to catch me off guard. =) So he does deserve some credit.

    Post # 9
    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    You didn’t have an option for not doing anything.  I am not working right now, just taking one graduate class.  He works full-time and goes to one graduate class.  We mutually decided that I will take on the household chores.  When I obtain gainful employment, we will go back to our regular cleaning schedule, where he does a ton.

    Post # 10
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    When we first moved in together we had no set plan, I am a neat freak and he is not. After a couple of silly arguments we each picked what we would do, I LOVE doing laundry (LOL I know it’s weird) so I do laundry and general housekeeping chores, he does all trash duty, dishes(he also cooks I don’t), and cleans the litter box. If we are having company he will ask what he can do to help and if I need extra stuff done, he will jump to it knowing that I don’t badger him everyday about stuff.

    Post # 11
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    My husband ROCKS!! His domain is the kitchen and vacuuming. Although he helps out alot if I am cleaning the whole apartment! I do laundry! He hates laundry!!

    Post # 12
    6 posts

    He’s a lot neater than I am

    Post # 13
    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My Fiance does his laundry and we both do the dishes (often as a team or one or the other will).  He always does the trash.  I pretty much do everything else, but he’ll help!  Can’t complain too much!

    Post # 14
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I’m with Niki..I needed a none of the above box.  I’m not working right now so I’m taking care of all household chores at the moment.

    Post # 15
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I asked him the other day–Um, when we’re married you’re not going to expect me to do all the laundry are you? He gave me THE most incredulous look and said, Are you crazy? We’d never have any clothes.

    That pretty much sums up all of our cleaning differences. He’s tidy, I am…rather not. But he doesn’t nag, which I thoroughly appreciate, because he totally would be justified. ^_^

    Post # 16
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I checked off every one on the list except washing bras, which I insist on doing myself.  Looks like we got us some great guys ladies! 

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