Washing clothes isn’t always a fun chore, so some people want to know how to get out of doing the laundry. There are several tactics you can use to try to get out of washing your own clothes.
- If you live with someone else, there is always the up-front approach. Tell your partner that you hate doing the laundry, and see if she’s amenable to trading off some other chore in exchange for handling the laundry. For instance, maybe she’ll take over all the laundry if you agree to handle doing the dishes or cleaning out the cat litter.
- Be a little sneaky. If honesty doesn’t work for you, try acting dumb. If you constantly have to ask her what items can be washed in the machine or how much detergent to use, she may give up on asking you to do them laundry out of fear you will ruin her clothes or break the washing machine.
- Resist the urge to ruin one of her items of clothes to get out of doing the laundry, however. If it’s something she really likes or something that was really expensive or sentimental, you may get out of doing the laundry the hard way, by getting thrown out and living in your car.
- If you have a bit of extra money, consider taking your clothes to a laundromat that has a laundry service to wash your clothes for you. Sure, it costs a little money, but not having the aggravation of fighting about who is going to do the laundry and having more time to yourself without that chore will likely make it worth the extra dough.
Trading chores, acting incompetent to do the laundry and paying to have your laundry done are all ways to get out of being chained to your washing machine.