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Old 04-20-2007, 12:05 PM   #21
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Actually I did, funny you should ask.

I am not what you would call a new age man, metrosexual, whatever. Before I got married I informed my wife that she could do laundry, clean the house, take care of the pets, and the kids when we have them. I in return would earn the $$$, buy her a nice house, take her nice places, and treat her like a queen.

It works out well for both of us, and as a result I have not done a load of laudry since I was a sophmore in college what was 11 years ago.

was that in the prenup?
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:13 PM   #22
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Same sized family -

4 - 6 loads each week. More if I am doing quilts, etc. The stuff piles up, can't get it all folded, no one but me seems able to figure out whose shirts/socks or shorts belong to whom (twins and I are about the same size) so all the stuff ends up in the wrong drawers/rooms unless I do my self. And, getting the kdis to get their clothes into the basket instead of under the bed, is challenging.

Don't know if that helps, except you aren't alone.

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I simplified the matter. I put a pair her fuzzy pink slippers into the dryer with all her black scrub pants. Then looked mystified at the results.

When that wasnt fully effective, I threw a bunch of her unmentionables into the washing machine and then while I had her attention, grabbed the bleach bottle and prepared what would have been the mother of all massive bleach pourings.

I dont have to do the laundry anymore.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:20 PM   #24
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thanks for the affirmation sandy...

my family generally underperforms in the chores department.

both me and SO grew up w/ two working parents and we just did what we wanted - growing up we did laundry for ourselves but i don't remember how well that went.

so we've resorted to washing and sorting into bins for each person. the folding and putting away part is the challenge - especially since it ends up in my court for me and the kids so it's not getting done...

i saw on TLC one of the shows about the families w/ over 10 kids - i think this one had 15? they have a giant laundry room - they do the laundry and fold directly out of the dryer and converted the laundry into a giant closet for the whole family. so everyone just goes in there to get their stuff. pretty smart - imagine folding, sorting and putting away for 15 different kids! before they got the big house, they were in a 3 or 4 bedroom house and one washer/dryer - so mom was doing laundry 24 hours a day - literally - she would wake up in the nite to rotate the loads... but they upgraded and now have at least 3 washers and 3 dryers.
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I simplified the matter. I put a pair her fuzzy pink slippers into the dryer with all her black scrub pants. Then looked mystified at the results.

When that wasnt fully effective, I threw a bunch of her unmentionables into the washing machine and then while I had her attention, grabbed the bleach bottle and prepared what would have been the mother of all massive bleach pourings.

I dont have to do the laundry anymore.
oh, i used to think of you as so evolved

at least you cook
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oh, i used to think of you as so evolved
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CFB? evolved? You haven't really been paying attention, have you?
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I simplified the matter. I put a pair her fuzzy pink slippers into the dryer with all her black scrub pants. Then looked mystified at the results.

When that wasnt fully effective, I threw a bunch of her unmentionables into the washing machine and then while I had her attention, grabbed the bleach bottle and prepared what would have been the mother of all massive bleach pourings.

I dont have to do the laundry anymore.
What am i doing wrong? I am really good about washing either colors (all) or whites. White get max hot and enough bleach to make the whole house smell fresh; colors get no bleach and slightly less hot water. Her clothes sometimes come out of the full hot dryer looking like they would fit a Barbie doll. She persists in trying to teach me arcane things about wool and saturated colors and tensil cloth and overloading (efficient stuffing of the dryer). This while she makes the eggregious error of washing her red anything with my white socks.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:38 PM   #28
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we can start a poll on that one

i think it was the cooking that distracted me.

i asked SO to make me soup once when i was sick, got a watery mess - i asked him what happened (it was canned soup) - he had added water to a can of non-condensed soup... : but now i wonder if he was just taking CFB's sabotage approach...
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was that in the prenup?
No prenup, but we never argue about it so it appears to be working for both of us.

Like CFB if I was ever pushed into a corner I would simply throw my wife's Underarmor or lingerie into the dryer and I would be forever relieved of those duties once again.

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we can start a poll on that one

i think it was the cooking that distracted me.

i asked SO to make me soup once when i was sick, got a watery mess - i asked him what happened (it was canned soup) - he had added water to a can of non-condensed soup... : but now i wonder if he was just taking CFB's sabotage approach...
Men aren't as dumb as they seem... sabotage...
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:51 PM   #31
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we can start a poll on that one

i think it was the cooking that distracted me.

i asked SO to make me soup once when i was sick, got a watery mess - i asked him what happened (it was canned soup) - he had added water to a can of non-condensed soup... : but now i wonder if he was just taking CFB's sabotage approach...
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #32
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oh, i used to think of you as so evolved

at least you cook
I cook, clean and fix things!

Evolved? Eh, maybe not so much.

I just hate doing laundry and dishes. :P According to the heap o' clothes in the closet on the floor and the general disarray in the garage and workshed, it seems to have something to do with a failure to want to put things away.

As far as sabotage, I like to think of it more as selective incompetence.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:31 PM   #33
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I do all the laundry for me and my husband and 2 sons, 20 and 22. I work part time and they all work full time or go to college. I've always enjoyed laundry, but ironing drives me bonkers, it's really the only time swear words come out of me. So there's no ironing.

I do a couple of loads during the week as needed, but most of it is on the weekends, when everyone's weekday work attire is not being used. I would love to have one of the new front loading machines but the old Maytag is still running just fine.

We have a clothes chute that runs through both bathrooms and ends up in a hamper in the basement. I know when that's overflowing because we have a cat who hunts down dirty socks and brings them back upstairs for us.

Here he is in action -

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I'm single. I bought enough clothes to last me two weeks. Then I figure I get several wears out of each pair of pants So I do laundry anywhere from two weeks to 3 weeks or until I spill on myself.
Ditto! Investment in inventory (read: buy more undies and socks) helps to optimize energy costs and put off the laundry even longer!

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Man... it all hit this weekend... 7 loads... but will not have to do anything for more than a month when finished..

Got to go to the dryer....
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:01 PM   #36
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we used to save it all up so we could feel "finished" but that never lasted long enough before we had to start all over again.

now we just throw a load in whenever we leave the house or come back in...

either way, folding and putting away haven't gotten properly incorporated in any way!
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Single. Local wash and fold each week about $14.00.
Works for me !!
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Single. Local wash and fold each week about $14.00.
Works for me !!
OR... $728 per year... for us 'cheap' people who look at annual costs!!!

might not be that bad though....
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"If it stays in the hamper long enough, it's clean again."

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