Confessions of a Laundress

Sometimes I do laundry, like a responsible adult.  I wash it, dry it, fold it, and put it away all in the same day.  Sometimes I even do multiple loads on the same day.

Sometimes, I wash a load of laundry, move the load over to the dryer, and then put on “The Notebook” and forget about the clothes in the dryer until Monday morning comes around and we are all naked.

Sometimes, I wash a load of laundry, move the load over to the dryer, and then even remember to bring the load from the dryer upstairs to my bedroom.  Where I throw it all over my bed and make my family forage for clean socks and t-shirts like animals.  Naked animals.


Sometimes, I put laundry in the washing machine and then sit down with a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips while I wait for the wash to finish.  And then I fall asleep or get distracted by digging chocolate out from beneath my fingernails and I accidentally leave the wet laundry in the washing machine for a day.  Or overnight.  Or several days. Or a week, but that only happened once.

Okay, fine.  More than once I’ve forgotten about it for a week.

Judge me.

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28 Thoughts to “Confessions of a Laundress”

  1. Chrissy H

    You are not alone…:)

  2. Ha ha ha!! I am the same way. I have left laundry in the washer for about a week before too. 🙂

  3. Melissa

    I wish I had enough clothes to forget about the laundry for a week.

  4. Margaret

    Funny, I just opened my washer and found towels I left in there on… Tuesday? Wednesday? Monday? I do not remember.

  5. Kat K

    Absolutely 0% judgement here!!

  6. Well, given that I just this evening re-washed a forgotten load of towels I can throw no stones.

  7. Amanda

    🙂 right there with you as I look past the 2 loads of clothes piled in front of the christmas tree waiting to be folded

  8. Lindsay

    ZERO judgment. “It’s the chore that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends.” I started singing that last time I did a load 🙂

  9. Kathleen

    Are you suggesting that’s NOT how you’re supposed to do laundry?

  10. Jess

    No judging here, I regularly leave washing in the machine, and Mt Washington (the giant pile of dry laundry) is most often found on my bed too!

  11. Beanie, Gracie & Tillman's Nana

    where did i go wrong?

    1. Sara M

      Too funny! 🙂 My mom says the same thing about my cleaning abilities…or lack of them.

  12. Bonnie B.

    *raises hand* I’ve left laundry in the washer for a week, too. No judgment here. And I don’t think I’ll ever forget that smell!!

  13. Rachel @ Ongoing Planner

    That is me right now. But it has been a crazy week and I just can’t bring myself to care about it right now. Glad I am not the only one!

  14. I am with you on the ‘take it out the dryer and throw it on the bed’ method. We will often do 4 loads on a sunday, throw it on the bed, forget about it and then throw it back in the baskets so we can go to sleep! (where it stays until we’ve worn it all) i’m seriously considered replacing the wardrobe innards with racks for laundry baskets, its easier to live out of them right?

  15. Hilda

    I’ll do your laundry anytime if you do my house cleaning!

  16. Ugh! Laundry! You’re not alone. I have this theory that I would do much better with it if my washer and dryer were on our main floor instead of the basement. It’s probably not true, but it makes me feel better about myself.

  17. Sara M

    I somehow always remember to move it out of the washer, but it has sat in the dryer for days. I know there is a load in the dryer right now from Sunday. But I haven’t had a chance to get to it. I’ll do it this weekend when I start another round of our weekly laundry.

  18. Meredith Jones

    You are SO not alone! But that gross smell that happens to the laundry when it sits in the washing machine for more than one day… BLEH!

  19. My husband does this…I should probably check the washer because he just rewashed something and he’s not here. He’s a little ADD….but he’s still my boo! We balance each other out you could say.

  20. Kirsten

    I’m headed down to the laundry room now to re-start the same load of laundry for the 3rd time in the past week – sigh

  21. stephanie shoemaker

    this really doesn;t go under this post but I could not figure out another way to ask you. How did you tell chris you had to have help with the bills and house when you were battling depression? I am having ahrd time but I don’t want to add burden to my spouse either.

  22. We all do it! Cute picture of your little man 🙂

  23. Remember when we could do all the laundry – wash, dry and fold on a “good tv” night and be done for the week?

    I would be thrilled to get it all done – if I didn’t have so many helpers!

  24. Tabs

    Sooooo not alone in any of this Kate. Laundry is a beast.

    1. Tabs

      I meant Katie. Not sure how I missed the I. Sorry…I do know who yo are. 🙂

  25. aaah laundry. my nemesis. I can get on such a good streak but then there are those weeks where it just piles up.

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