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What’s the hardest part of being a mom of two? Great question. Thanks for asking. Is it the constant refereeing of sibling disputes? The never ending snack and juice making? The mom guilt that comes when one child demands more attention than the other and you’re wondering if the other feels perpetually slighted? Nope. (But that last one was a good one.) It’s the laundry. I do laundry every single day. Wasn’t there a time when people had a “laundry day”? As in just one day a week? That. Blows. My. Mind. Let’s bring that back pretty please.

Now in all honesty laundry is not my least favorite chore. Oh no. That distinction is reserved for the dishes. Or drying my hair. Or changing any diaper after my daughter has demolished an entire pint of blueberries.

Nonetheless I wouldn’t mind having a day or two without a giant pile of smelly gym clothes and used underwear eyeballing me. Leave me alone, gym clothes. I don’t like you.

So with that in mind I’ve created this super helpful list of acceptable reasons to not do the laundry.

  1. You saw a spider in it.
  2. You had a dream that there was a spider in it.
  3. The kids are napping and this is your only chance to eat a(n entire) bag of chips without sharing.
  4. If it’s washed then you’d have to fold it. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  5. You’re very worried that the washing machine will suck up more socks. Better to wait and wash clothes when they’ve made suitable advancements in washing machine technology.
  6. It’s Friday.
  7. It’s almost Friday.
  8. In a few days it will be Friday.
  9. Your child is potty training. All. The. Underwear.
  10. What if you shrink something?
  11. Your husband complained about the wrinkles in his shirt so you’ve gone on strike. (I do this a lot.)
  12. If you smush down the pile there’s still a teeny tiny bit of space at the top of the hamper for more. At least one Princess Sofia shirt. It’s probably wise to wait for that dirty shirt.
  13. It’s a beautiful day outside.
  14. It’s raining.
  15. Your family has too many clothes anyway. Maybe now is a good time to explore a minimalist lifestyle.
  16. Fixer Upper is on television.
  17. You’re wearing your favorite t-shirt and don’t want to risk splashing bleach on it.
  18. Your husband insists on leaving his socks inside out and to right them you would first need to reach inside that sweaty cotton. No. Just no.
  19. Conserving water seems like the right thing to do today.
  20. The dirty laundry is upstairs but the laundry room is downstairs.
  21. You are tired.
  22. You are not tired.
  23. You have to pee.
  24. You just peed.
  25. You don’t feel like it.

You’re welcome. Now kick back on the couch and let Joanna Gaines inspire you to cover your home in shiplap. That laundry will still be there tomorrow. Unless tomorrow is Friday. Then it’s going to have to wait. Again.

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  1. Kate says:

    Hahah, this is cute. Numbers 1 and 2 are definitely acceptable reasons to not do laundry! Aahh

    x Kate

  2. suzanne says:

    Haha, I love this. And yes, I HATE the folding part! It’s the worst.I can’t wait til wrinkles are in style.

    1. Christina says:

      Wrinkles in style? Oh that would be a glorious day.

  3. Sarah | Loving Little Dixie says:

    Hilarious! My laundry is NEVER finished! I never imagined going from a family of four to a family of five could be such a game changer when it comes to laundry, dishes and trash.

  4. Amy says:

    HAHAHA!!! I’m going to print this out and display it every time my husband asks where his clean clothes are. This is so great and so much truth to this 🙂 glad I have 25 more reasons not to do laundry! (high fives)

    1. Christina says:

      Your husband is never going to let you hang out with me now! 😉

  5. Ani says:

    I love this so much. I feel much better now! Phew.

    1. Christina says:

      Ha! So glad I could help! 😉

  6. Ludavia says:

    Christina! This made my morning! I have a large pile waiting to be folded on my table. Sometimes it gets folded and stays there. So, I guess the table is now the family’s table closet.

    1. Christina says:

      Haha! YES! That happens to me too! Everyone should have a dining room table/family closet. 😉

  7. diedre says:

    This was hilarious! There are times I start laundry, then get overwhelmed looking at it and don’t finish. Love this post!!!

    1. Christina says:

      Guilty here too, Diedre! 🙂

  8. Angela @ Gym Clothes says:

    Lol, lovely reasons I liked each and every reasons over here. Amazing post, now I have many excuses as I just hate doing laundry.