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I hate washing!

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Sleepglorioussleep Sun 11-Sep-11 20:04:04

That's all really, although I mean it in the laundry sense. Am not a soap dodger!

lizardqueenie Sun 11-Sep-11 20:23:21

Ha ha, I did want to add something about soap dodging but you got there first! grin

I find it makes it heaps easier/ manageable if you do a whole load start to finish so wash, dry, fold/iron & put away. It's having stuff hanging around in the process that bugs me <eyes basket of clean laundry waiting to be put away in hallway>

Bonsoir Sun 11-Sep-11 20:24:37

I know about too much washing. I think the only thing is to bite the bullet and do it all the time, and iron/put away as you go.

rubyslippers Sun 11-Sep-11 20:24:53


It's one of my least favourite house hold tasks

The basket is NEVER empty ,,, I have done 2 loads today and there is still stuff to be done

Oh, and I have a basket of clean stuff to be put away

Sirzy Sun 11-Sep-11 20:25:15

I dont mind the washing, or even the ironing but I hate putting everything away.

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 11-Sep-11 20:29:16

I quite like it but the problems with it are

1. there's so much of it
2. it is never finished
3. however much you do, someone in the family always has something not clean that they really wanted/needed to be clean
4. it is quite labour intensive (retrieve from laundry baskets, take downstairs, treat stains, load up machine, wash, take out of machine, hang out to dry, bring in from drying, fold or iron, put away
5. and yet despite all this the people in the household who do not do the washing just say "hey, but what's the problem, just bung it in the machine and bingo"

RedBlanket Sun 11-Sep-11 20:32:56

I don't mind the washing. It's the putting away I can't stand.

TheOriginalFAB Sun 11-Sep-11 20:36:17

I don't understand as it isn't difficult. Clothes in machine, peg out, kids put them away grin.

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 11-Sep-11 20:42:50

Not difficult, but time consuming.

Bonsoir Sun 11-Sep-11 20:44:15

No household chores are difficult. Laundry is a pain because it is never ending.

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 11-Sep-11 20:52:31

And there's so much of it.

TheOriginalFAB Sun 11-Sep-11 20:55:54

I know it is never ending. I have done about 6 loads today and it isn't all done.

babycham42 Sun 11-Sep-11 21:13:11

I enjoy the challenge of getting minging things clean and take a pride in the washing but there it ends.....Detest the drying stage,loathe the folding and putting away stage,and as for the ironing......

Sleepglorioussleep Sun 11-Sep-11 21:18:34

I don't mind the putting it in the washing machine-our household fights to do that bit! Trouble is, the washing fairies seem reluctant to deal with the other stages of the process. And dh likes to think that putting six loads in the machine over a weekend will deal with our problem. I think leaving it in a laundry basket will solve the problem! We have solved the problem this weekend, and I firmly resolve to do one load of washing a say, start to finish so that it never happens again. Ever. Amen.

babycham42 Sun 11-Sep-11 21:31:52

Yep,I resolve to do that too Sleep.

Just like I did last weekend..........

startail Sun 11-Sep-11 21:31:52

Washing is fine, hanging up to dry is fine ( ironing is fine- I don'tgrin)
discovering lovely children have tidied their rooms by putting unworn and worn once and defiantly not dirty things in the basket, but not dirty school uniform is not fine. Neither is discovering DD1 has not only not put her clean washing away, but mixed it up with worn stuff so some of has probably been done twiceangry

haveigotnewsforyou Sun 11-Sep-11 21:32:04

Ooh, I love washing!

Hate making the bed and changing the sheets though...

Sleepglorioussleep Sun 11-Sep-11 21:39:50

And the weekend before?!! This was a particularly bad one where laundry and clean clothes were carefully mixed together by the pixies who don't know where the laundry basket is and wear my dh's and dc's clothes...and a few of mine too blush. Made big pile of it all in living room and sorted into clean and a bag each for different colours of dirty. Had pale blue wash, dark blue wash, light pink, dark pink etc. Weirdly satisfying as a one off event!

lizardqueenie Sun 11-Sep-11 22:08:05

I should add, what I hate most is DH's contribution to the washing...placing one (and of course his) pair of jeans in the wash, yep just by themselves with no thought of other jeans/clothes/whatever that could accompany the jeans. And the worst- emptying the washing machine to make room for his jeans & leaving wet washing in the basket which he'll "deal with in just a minute, won't take long ya' know"! Well if it won't take long, then why not do it now? angry

pictish Sun 11-Sep-11 22:09:02

Hate hate hate it!! We have soooo much! It's never bloody ending.

babycham42 Sun 11-Sep-11 22:21:15

And if you"re doing a 60 white load you will ALWAYS drop a white sock on the way and not realise till it"s too late....angry

sugarandspiceandallthingsnice Sun 11-Sep-11 22:28:17

Washing is fine, until I leave it for literally 2 seconds and the cat pees on it! Learning not to let her alone with it now!

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