Laundry Confessions

by jessicaturner on November 29, 2012

This is my last month writing about my Maytag Bravos XL HE washer and dryer .

As I have talked about this laundry series with other friends, the challenges are universal.

There’s always too much.

There’s never enough time.

It never all gets put away.

One friend confessed: “Sometimes, I just put away my kids’ clothes and leave mine on a pile on the chair in my room. Then I pick from it all week. I just don’t have time and I can certainly pick through a pile of clothes.”

Man I can relate.

Thankfully, though I still struggle with finding the time to do laundry and getting it put away, my new Bravos set definitely helps me get more done with less time.

Case and point: The past few weeks have been super busy for our family and I just didn’t have time to do much laundry. When it came time to pack to go to Wisconsin to visit my family for Thanksgiving, I literally had two weeks of laundry to do. Because of the capacity of the Bravos washer and dryer, I was able to do 5 giant loads and get caught up before we left town.

Moreover, the energy efficiency and quick wash and dry time made it possible to accomplish it all in two nights.

That never would have been possible with my old washer and dryer.

When I got back to town, I still had this to put away:

But that’s life, right?

I’m thankful for the bodies that go in these clothes. I’m thankful for the clothes themselves. And I’m thankful they are clean thanks to my Bravos set.

Will you share your laundry confession? Do you struggle to get clean clothes put away? Have you had to buy new underwear because you ran out? Let’s be honest about our laundry!

I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Laundry Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with the Maytag washer and dryer set to facilitate my post.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen November 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

When our boys were growing up they always got their socks from the “sock bucket”. It was really a laundry basket but for some reason we always called it a bucket. With a busy household and both my husband and I working full-time the last thing we had time for was sorting through socks! I totally relate to your friend who put her clothes over a chair and just picked from that chair throughout the week. I don’t mind washing and drying but folding and putting away was always a huge challenge for me.


Danielle Smith November 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

If I listed all of my laundry confessions, we would be here all day…. but I will say, I struggle with the ‘putting away’ as you do. I have begun to involve my small people in the process. It is there job to put away at least some of their clothes, but not all. I’m a master at working through the loads (sometimes…. I have to do small loads b/c our washer started leaking a few years ago, so we can’t run it on full capacity), but still hate the folding and putting away.


Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy November 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I am not sure that I have ever been completely caught up with laundry. It would be nice but I am not that optimistic of it ever happening.


amy December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm

My things never get out of the dryer unless I have time to at least nicely put them on our bed, no clothes hanging out in the baskets.

Here are some tips:
I use a free and clear washing product so all adult and kid clothes can be washed together.
Wash clothes by person rather than sorting. I read this on someone’s blog. I do not follow it but I think when the kids are older I would definitely try it.
Also, when I run behind I wonder what has been capturing my attention to not be able to finish the laundry, the good internet/pinterest, etc. Prioritize. ; )


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