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That is the question. I have no problem washing clothes. As a matter of fact, I would be happy to wash clothes all day long. That’s not the issue. The issue is folding & putting away. This is my least favorite chore and one I would be happy not doing, ever.

I will be the first to admit, my clean clothes will stay in the baskets after they’ve been washed… for quite a while. Hey, I’m not giving numbers here, I know how you guys like to judge.


Image courtesy of our fabulous MDMs Editor, Jess T.

When mentioning the fact that I actually got some clothes put away tonight, not just put in baskets… I almost felt like cheering or doing a little dance. Why is it so hard to wash, fold & put away. All in the same day?

Are you a laundry slacker? If not, what are your tricks and tips to successfully put clothes away – within the week (or two) that they’ve been washed.

When mentioning my laundry issue today, here are some things I got in response:

“I had clean clothes sitting on my bedroom floor for 2 WEEKS. Okay, maybe it was 3 but seriously.. it was a long time.”

“Dude… I am ASHAMED to show you guys the laundry pile in my bedroom. I am ridiculously behind. But hey, at least it was clean, right?!”

“I always tell myself I need to hang up clothes right after I get them out of the dryer but I never do. They stay in the laundry baskets until I’m so beyond frustrated from not finding anything.”

So maybe I’m not the only one who hates laundry. Please tell me you dislike it too…

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40 COMMENTS

  • Caitlin on June 3, 2011

    I’ll wash clothes all day long, and even fold them!

    …but putting them away? Well, making it upstairs is sometimes the farthest I get.

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    • Jessica on June 4, 2011

      Oh Yeah, most of the time they stay downstairs… in baskets

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    Melinda via Facebook on June 3, 2011

    I so hate folding laundry! I don’t mind cleaning and drying it but it usually sets in the basket, or the dryer, or both for a few DAYS before I get it folded and put away. Don’t even get me started about socks! If there were such a thing as disposable socks I would so buy them! I have a whole basket dedicated to unmatched socks. If you need socks in this house 9 times out of 10 that’s where you go =)

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      Jessica on June 3, 2011

      Oh don’t get me started on socks!!

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  • Danielle on June 3, 2011

    I loathe putting clothes away. I will wash, dry and neatly fold them and place them in the laundry basket on top of the dryer… and that is where they stay! lol

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    • Jessica on June 3, 2011

      At least you fold!! Haha

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    • Caitlin on June 4, 2011

      With you there Danielle!

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    via Facebook on June 3, 2011

    I am THE WORST laundry-putter-awayer EVER. I have come to terms with the fact that I will always have a “floordrobe.” – Jess T.

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    • Jessica on June 4, 2011

      FLOORDROBE!

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  • Jasmine on June 3, 2011

    I can’t wait until my kids are old enough for chores because that’s what they will be doing. Haha =)

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    • Jessica on June 3, 2011

      I had that SAME idea!

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    • Kaydee on June 4, 2011

      My 6 year-old has sock duty, it usually takes him the better part of an hour to match and fold his and his brother’s but it’s one less thing for me to do (or usually not do) ha ha!

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    • mary on June 4, 2011

      Me too!! Kids must grow up soon!

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  • Leesa on June 3, 2011

    I have no issue at all with washing clothes..I will not fold.
    I hate putting them away.
    I will stare at the mountain I create by “laying the clothes flat” over and over again..and still not fold or put away.

    Blech.

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    Beth via Facebook on June 3, 2011

    ooooh all the little baby clothes and a daughter who changes 16x a day! Just can’t wait for more! ;/

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    Marla via Facebook on June 3, 2011

    I HATE it and rarely do it:) So glad I’m not alone.

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    Jessica on June 4, 2011

    So happy to know I’m not alone!!

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  • Amber on June 4, 2011

    I, too, am a laundry slacker. I don’t mind DOING the laundry. I love freshly washed clothes. I’d just sooner pull it out of the dryer and put it on than take the 10 minutes required to fold and/or hang. I don’t understand my mental block over it, but it never fails.
    I am with you, darling.

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  • Amber on June 4, 2011

    Also, Floordrobe is one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a long time.

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    Anastacia via Facebook on June 4, 2011

    I HATE folding and putting away clothes! I thought I was the only one, or that I was just weird. Good to know I’m not!

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    via Facebook on June 4, 2011

    19 comments from others who hate it too. We love you all! haha

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  • Marge on June 4, 2011

    I have a clean laundry ROOM. The spare room is a giant walk in explosion of clean clothes on all surfaces.

    By learning I am not alone, I feel a burden has been lifted. That burden, unfortunately, is not those piles of clothes.

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    • Jess T. on June 4, 2011

      HA! Aw man, as long as the laundry room itself is clean, right? Take pleasure in even your smallest accomplishments… or something. ;)

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  • Stephanie E. on June 4, 2011

    I’m so excited to hear i’m not alone. Far from it, it seems.
    I hate laundry. side from being tedious, it throws my whole cleaning schedule out of whack. And it makes me sweat, pulling those hot clothes out. So I leave them there until “they’re cooler” or “i’m not so busy”, which of course means until I decide to wear them. Lol.

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    Megan via Facebook on June 4, 2011

    I hate laundry!!! I taught my 3 year old how to sort her laundry and put it away. I don’t care if it isn’t folded correctly in her room as long as its put away by someone other than me:)

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  • Kaydee on June 4, 2011

    I loathe the thought of laundry, mostly because I fractured my foot for the 2nd time in 3 years in March. Then a week ago I dislocated my knee and tore the ligaments and tendons all around it. And to top it off we live in an upstairs apartment! But I have 2 active boys and the laundry must go on… I lay out everything that needs to be hung up (I hate folding so I hang a lot) that way if it sits there for a few days (or weeks hee hee hee) nothing is wrinkled and needs an iron. Because that’s a whole different issue! HA

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    via Facebook on June 4, 2011

    My daughter has colored knobs on the dresser so I have taught her “pink is for pants” “the yellow is for your pajamas” and she remembers! Now I am okay with telling her “put this in the drawer with the pink flowers” haha!

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  • mary on June 4, 2011

    I’m happy I’m not alone in my struggles with the chore from hell!

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    Pamela via Facebook on June 4, 2011

    Oh thanks for the ideas! My son isn’t old enough yet (he prefers to pull it all out) but when he is I like the colored knob idea!

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    Heather via Facebook on June 4, 2011

    I thoroughly hate folding laundry, with every fiber of my being!

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    Megan via Facebook on June 5, 2011

    I love that idea! I’ll have to do that for my son

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  • Anastasia Borisyuk on June 6, 2011

    I am such a laundry slacker! My husband is lucky if he has a clean pair of socks and underwear in his drawer, otherwise he digs through the laundry basket – or worse, the dryer. I just never get to the folding part (well, maybe a couple of times a month). :)

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    Stephanie via Facebook on June 7, 2011

    And I never got to comment!!?….i have 8 kids,u can imagine how much I dispise it lol!

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    via Facebook on June 7, 2011

    When I told him I wasn’t the only one, my Hubby rolled his eyes and said “oh, man! There’s more like you out there?! That’s terrible!” LOL!
    -Emily

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  • Faith on June 7, 2011

    I’ll fold your laundry, if you will do all my dishes…

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    • Jessica on June 9, 2011

      It’s a deal, Faith!

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  • Brittany B. on June 8, 2011

    i don’t mind actually throwing the load in..and folding..i don’t mind folding..but yea..putting it away..that’s hard. I don’t mind putting my sons clothes away.. but mine and my husbands..just harder for some reason.

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  • Modern Day Moms on October 25, 2011

    Laundry in small amounts. Easier to maintain.

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  • Stacey Chaffee on October 25, 2011

    I’ve taught my kids how to fold and put away their own clothes. It cuts down on what I have to do and makes it less of a chore. My 6 year old cooperates well enough but it is sometimes a struggle with my 4 yr old. Good Luck!

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  • Modern Day Moms on October 25, 2011

    Stacey – My 4yo definitely knows where her clothes go in her dresser. She loves putting them where they go once I’ve brought the basket upstairs and help her sort it. – Jessica

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