(Closed) Who does the laundry?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Who usually does the laundry in your household?
    I do both of ours : (153 votes)
    46 %
    SO does both of ours : (49 votes)
    15 %
    We each do our own : (67 votes)
    20 %
    Other (explain) : (62 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We don’t seperate our clothes (except towels). He doesn’t have anything that can’t go in the washer, and he knows not to put the “pretty” bras in the washer, but I don’t throw anything in the hamper that can’t be machine washed (only a few things). It gets done once a week. He usually starts it because he thinks of it first (he has 5 work outfits for five days of work ha!) and I typically finish it.

     

    Post # 4
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    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We take our clothes to my mom’s house so we don’t have to pay for the machines. Generally we each do our own but not always. Sometimes he’ll ask me to take his for him and vice versa. Since going to my mom’s is a little bit of a hassle (just because instead of throwing in the laundry and then being able to do other things around the house and go about our evening, it’s a trip or we have to wait, etc.) sometimes I’ll ask my husband to do it on his lunch break (he gets an hour every day and works 5 minutes away) and then I’ll throw it on the drier on my way home and then one of us will pick it up later. We do the same with sheets/towels. Usually with his he’ll put it in but I’ll dry it and pick it up. Hopefully laundry won’t always be this much of a hassle. I’m thinking that in the future when we have a house I’ll end up doing some of his laundry just because I’ll already be doing mine and whatever kids we have, but my husband is always good about laundry and cooking (not so much cleaning) so maybe he will still do his own. To be honest, I don’t completely trust him not to just dye all my clothes pink or wash dry clean only stuff so I’ll probably always do mine.

    Post # 5
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I do both of our laundry and nope, I don’t separate. Everything gets thrown in one pile and I wash it accordingly. I can count on one hand how many times Darling Husband has attempted laundry and I don’t think it was ever successful. If I want something done right, I do it myself. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We used to just do each others whenever there was a full laundry hamper, but Fiance doesn’t read the labels on my clothes when he washes and a few of my favourite sweaters ended up getting ruined, so now I do my own. I think it’s funny that when he did laundry all his clothes that needed special attention got the special attention they needed but my clothes didn’t. Oh well.

    Post # 7
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We have a washing machine in our apt, one that hooks up to the kitchen sink so we wash all of our clothes and only use the building’s dryers.

    I do the laundry because I don’t have a “day” job.

    Post # 8
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I do the laundry, he does pretty much everything else. 

    Post # 10
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Fiance does the laundry, but I do most of the dishes!

    Post # 11
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We both do both of our laundry. If hes on his week off he will usually do the laundry and when hes working I usually do the laundry. Everything goes in together 🙂

    Post # 12
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    14486 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Everything goes in the same hamper and I’m the one that does laundry… meaning I throw it in the washer, and move it in to the drier and bring it back up stairs, then we each sort and fold our own stuff from the pile. 

    Post # 13
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    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We each do our own laundry.  He’s really picky about how his is done and I’m not.  Towels, sheets and stuff, whoever notices it does it.  

    Post # 14
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wash everything but Fi’s work shirts. He complains that I dont do them right so now I wont do them! 

    Post # 15
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    FI loves to WASH laundry but always leaves it in the washer, dryer or unfolded in multiple baskets and we end up with wrinkled clothes.  My parents always did their own clothes so this is my rule in our house…I wash and fold mine and he deals with his mess.  Things would be different if he actually kept up with his laundry, but I don’t think this is a habit he is ever going to break.  As long as he doesn’t touch my clothes, I’m good 🙂

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