How do you get your laundry done?

Morgan - posted on 11/03/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




I just can't seem to to get it done from gathering it up to putting it away. I have a todder, a teenage boy, my boyfriend, and myself. Actually my boyfriend says he doesn't want me to do his laundry anymore because he says he can't find anything.

I do get frustrated when other people wash and folds my laundry for me. Or someone just takes my laundry out and throws it on the floor or sets it on top of the dryer. My toddler loves to throw my dirty laundry or clean clothes anywhere and drag various items to different rooms

I tell myself it doesn't matter what my excuses are because if I got my laundry done in a reasonable amount of time then it wouldn't get in the way for other people.


Dove - posted on 11/03/2012




My older kids do the laundry since we have to walk down to the laundry room and it's physically too much for me (medical issues). I pay them for it if the load/loads is/are washed, dried, folded, and put away in the same day. Sometimes I fold and put away instead. Sometimes some of the clean laundry is still in the basket by the time laundry gets done the next week.

My little one frequently helps by collecting dirty laundry around the house and putting his clean underwear in his drawer.

Michelle - posted on 11/03/2012




My husband does his and our daughters (2.5 yo) laundry. My older boys (11&8.5) do their own and I do mine. My husband and I both work full time so the kids have to help out. I still cook every night but everyone else helps to clean up.

Tinker1987 - posted on 11/03/2012




Let the teenager lighten your load.i started doing my own clothes when i was like 11 years old. Just do one load a day it will be less overwhelming. i do towels one day,bedding the next,my clothes,my hubbys clothes then my sons clothes becuase he has so many clothes i can go like 2 weeks without washing his... its certainly easier then doing like 5 loads a day then you dont end up having a load still in the dryer.waiting to be tossed on the floor.

Denikka - posted on 11/03/2012




Laundry done in a reasonable time frame?? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Yea right XD I throw dirty clothes in the hamper, when the hamper's full, it gets thrown in the wash, and when it comes out of the dryer, it gets thrown in a pile in my bedroom until I get sick of it and spend an hour or two folding everything and putting it away XD

You know, if you have a teenager AND a boyfriend, why not put one of them in charge of doing the laundry??

I hate laundry, it's really my most hated chore. I'd rather scrub the bathroom, including the toilet, than have to wash and fold laundry XD That's why I'm teaching my son how to do it. He's 3.5yrs and he does a really good job :) I get the soap ready for him, and my washer is all preprogramed so all he has to do is punch a couple buttons. He gets his chair and even puts the wet clothes in dryer. I have to press the buttons, but that's just because he's too short :P We're working on the folding thing, but he does help put clothes away :)

If my 3.5yr old can do that, your teen definitely can :P

I say, if you hate it that much, or if it really becomes all that inconvenient, give it to one of the kids, :P

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/03/2012




WOWZA! You sound like a very unappreciated mother. That was rude of your boyfriend, and he can offer to help. As far as your teen goes, he can CERTAINLY help gather his cloths for you, even do it, and put his own crap away. I think I would be on laundry strike for everyone but myself and the toddler who is not self sufficient.


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