June 13, 2011


The chore I put off doing all the time is folding laundry.  I don't know what it is but I just don't like it.  I know life is all about doing things we don't like but that doesn't help.  It's not unusual for me to wash & dry laundry and let it sit in the dryer.  Or have it piled in a laundry basket next in front of the dryer.  It drive The Man nuts.  He hates it.  He doesn't grumble about going to get clean underwear from the dryer (at least he has clean underwear, right?!?!)  He just shakes his head at me.  And the fact that our clothes are wrinkled is my fault. I accept full responsibility for it!

Before he left I asked him if there is anything he'd like me to do or get done while he was gone.  There was only ONE thing he wanted done when he got home.  He asked that ALL the laundry be washed, dried, folded and put away.  The look of pain on my face must have been excruciating cause he laughed at me when I said "Really? That's it?"  

Like most excellent procrastinators I have put it off.  I only washed clothes when I really needed to.  As a result I still have a pile of laundry that needs my attention.  Because I love my husband lots, it will all be washed, dried, folded and put away before he gets home.  If you don't hear from me for awhile, you should come check on me.  I'm probably buried under all the laundry!

What's your least favorite chore?


  1. Ugh...I feel the same but just cannot stand seeing it sitting there, staring at me.

    My hubs never complains and will just take his clean stuff out of the laundry basket which makes me absolutely nutz! I hate that!

    My real downfall is ironing. Most clothes come out wearable but there is always that top that comes out wrinkled and it's usually a favorite one.

    And, don't get me started on socks that go into the wash as pairs only to have one when they come out of the dryer...

  2. I'm the exact same way about folding laundry. I dislike doing the dishes too, but I do them more frequently than I fold the laundry. I currently have probably 3 loads waiting to be folded. The one thing that has helped me is that we hung a clothes line. I love the fresh scent of sun dried clothes. When I take them off the line I fold them as I put them in the basket. So that helps me, but you need to live where there is a bit of sun ;)

  3. I have a long list of chores that I don't enjoy, but folding clothes is right at the top of my list too. When I do fold them I always fold Coach's shorts and boxers first and leave all of my clothes to be dealt with later. The majority of my clothes are hung up which I dread doing.

    Tonight's chore: putting on some rubber gloves and pulling overgrown plants out of my pond. Not fun!

  4. My husband and I are opposite. I don't mind doing laundry, but my husband is the one who hates folding it. He will start it, change it over, and even put in in the basket but I always find a load of unfolded laundry waiting for me when I walk into the room. LOL

  5. OMG --- we are Laundry Twins. I hate it so much I wish the magical gnomes would take care of it. It is something I have to consciously work at because otherwise the door would stay closed and I'd never go in there at all.

  6. I HATE laundry! I love loading and unloading the dishwasher. I think because I have a system and can do the dishes much faster than laundry which just seems so tedious to me. I suppose having to take laundry to a laundry mat to do it doesn't help :) Our next apartment better have a washer and dryer or I'm buying all new clothes, haha


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