Lighthearted Reddit Post Reveals the Ratio of Wife's Clothes to Husband's in Laundry Load

Jaxon Wildwood

Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

A recent image shared on Reddit has sparked a wave of laughter and relatable comments, shedding light on the often amusing dynamics of laundry in a household. The image, depicting a neatly organized laundry room with two towering stacks of folded clothes on top of a white washing machine, humorously highlights the disparity between the amount of clothing belonging to the wife versus the husband.

One Reddit user humorously quoted rapper Lil D***y, saying, "I be wearin’ the same pair of pants EVERY day!!" which emphasizes the minimalist approach some men take with their wardrobes. Another user commented, "Folding wife clothes is the absolute worst. Weird shapes, weird sizes, pockets in weird spots. All my stuff is boxy and symmetrical," pointing out the complexities of folding women's clothing compared to men's.

The comments thread continued to explore the varied approaches to laundry and wardrobe management. One user shared their practical solution: "This is why we have a hamper for dirty clothes and a hamper for clothes that were worn but are still good to be worn again before washing." This comment struck a chord with many, highlighting a strategy to reduce unnecessary laundry loads.

Another user humorously described their wife's daily clothing changes, saying, "My wife will wake up, put on a pair of clothes (so her PJs in the hamper), come home, put clothes in hamper, put on a new pair of PJs and maybe take a nap. Then she will wake up, put her new PJs in hamper, put on a new pair of clothes and run out. Then she will get home, put her clothes in hamper, then put on a new pair of PJs for the night."

Conversely, some users shared their minimalist lifestyles, with one user stating, "Since I became poor - I wear exclusively...7 t-shirts, 7 underwear, 7 pairs of socks, and 2 pairs of jeans. Every week. Nothing more. Laundry is so easy."

Interestingly, the discussion also touched on the differences in packing habits for trips, with one user humorously recalling, "I bring a carry-on for a week-long trip. My wife brings a suitcase stuffed to 49.5 lbs to get under the 50 lb limit. She then brings a carry-on stuffed solid with shoes and more clothing."

The image and its subsequent comments offer a humorous yet insightful glimpse into the everyday challenges and quirks of managing household laundry. Whether it's the sheer volume of clothing some individuals go through or the practical hacks others employ, it's clear that laundry is a relatable topic that resonates with many.

For anyone dealing with the daunting task of laundry, this Reddit post serves as a reminder that they are not alone in their struggles. The light-hearted banter and shared experiences provide a sense of community and humor, making the chore a little more bearable.

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Top Comments from Reddit

igotfiveonit

Folding wife clothes is the absolute worst. Weird shapes, weird sizes, pockets in weird spots. All my stuffy is boxy and symmetrical.

Bobdole3737

In the words of Lil D***y - “I be wearin’ the same pair of pants EVERY day!!” - Save that money

stifledmind

My wife and I work from home, and it blows my mind how much laundry she produces.

MasterPip

My wife will wake up, put on a pair of clothes (so her PJs in the hamper), come home, put clothes in hamper, put on a new pair of PJs and maybe take a nap. Then she will wake up, put her new PJs in hamper, put on a new pair of clothes and run out. Then she will get home, put her clothes in hamper, then put on a new pair of PJs for the night. Bonus points if she does something outside in between and adds another pair of clothes. This is almost every single day.

DemonDucklings

This is why we have a hamper for dirty clothes, and a hamper for clothes that were worn but are still good to be worn again before washing. It saves on throwing clothes in the wash that didn’t really need to be washed yet, and it keeps the sort-of-clean clothes off of the floor.

Tilikon

Is that for a full week? Does it inlude pajamas? If so, think you need to change your clothes more. Her's makes sense if it's pj's and day wear.

NaweN

Since I became poor - I wear exclusively...7 tshirts, 7 underwear, 7 pairs of socks, and 2 pairs of jeans. Every week. Nothing more. Laundry is so easy.

FilthyCasual0815

i wear new shirt, underwear and socks every day. Some are just blessed

Necrotitis

To be fair to the women here, their parts have a little more to them than the ol d*** hose, especially since theirs is self cleaning and interior. Another thing is fashion for some reason dictates women have to wear these spandex pants all the time from lulu lemon and stuff. Yes there are those who don't, that's totally fine, there are exceptions to everything. But having all that combined with walking around can make the actual pants smell like v*****. There are many many more products made for women odor than men odor, so clearly these things happen. I used to get frustrated doing my wife's cloths until one day I smelled some laundry to see if it was clean or dirty, as a guy I normally smell the armpits of shirts. Well that day I took a big ol wiff of the thing I grabbed out and definitely not armpit stink. Now I'm not saying ladies are gross at all. Their cloths judt tend to attach odor to them easier, and anatomy doesn't help. Meanwhile men typically wear boxer breifs or boxers, sometimss the tighty whities, which leave a lot of room for breathing along with baggier pants. Unless I see a visible stain on my pants or I sat in something I didn't notice at first I can wear the same pants for like 3 weeks without them smelling like anything. Of course this all depends on the level of activity and health too, some freeballin construction workers d*** is probably ginna stank up his pants more than the guy sitting in the nice AC office or something.

TonyG_from_NYC

Now do the bathroom. I have a maximum of 5 things that I use, whereas the wife has at least 20 plus.

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