how high is your dirty laundry pile? - Mothering Forums
View Poll Results: how high is your dirty laundry pile?
one foot or less 22 32.84%
two feet 15 22.39%
three feet 12 17.91%
four feet 9 13.43%
five feet 6 8.96%
six feet or higher 3 4.48%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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meowee's Avatar meowee 02:04 AM 02-05-2005
how high is your dirty laundry pile/ basket??

bellee's Avatar bellee 02:12 AM 02-05-2005
3 feet. But the only reason it's so small is cuz were having my DD's birthday party here tomorrow and I had to tone it down to one hamper :LOL
Book Addict Jen's Avatar Book Addict Jen 02:14 AM 02-05-2005
Pretty low, it is always the clean clothes that are piled high. Like 6-8 loads on my love seat.
Lucky's Avatar Lucky 02:17 AM 02-05-2005
3 feet :

Concidering how far the entire pile spans across the laundry room floor, it could, potentially, be twice as high.
Oregonicmama's Avatar Oregonicmama 04:57 AM 02-05-2005
well, i chose 3 feet, but thats 2 3' piles in the bedroom and a variety of smaller piles in the kitchen, lr, and bathroom. plus the diapers.....i hate doing laundry. i thought it would be better with not going to the laundromat, but i still hate it.
weebitty2's Avatar weebitty2 09:48 AM 02-05-2005
well, i chose 1 foot .. because all that's in the laundry pile in the washroom is one set of my clothes, one set of DD's clothes, and a pair of DH's jeans .. Although I'm sure sometime today I'll round up a ton of the rest of the kid's clothes while I'm picking up before my parents show up.
CarolynnMarilynn's Avatar CarolynnMarilynn 11:57 AM 02-05-2005
My laundry pile is only a foot to two deep....... by another 8 feet or so!!!

Too much housework, so little time, even less motivation. No wonder our wardrobes are so extensive! It's like having a stash of 48 dipes so you don't have to wash them until the next week!

(I am so ashamed.)

Carolynn :
PapayaVagina's Avatar PapayaVagina 02:06 PM 02-05-2005
Well, mine isn't that high but it's pretty wide. We seriously just open the garage door and throw the clothes out there. We have a couple of hampers but they fill up so soon....I do 2 loads a day and it still stays like this!!
khrisday's Avatar khrisday 02:11 PM 02-05-2005
mine only has three thigns in it right now- but there are two loads of clean to be put away.
MamaOui's Avatar MamaOui 03:00 PM 02-05-2005
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Originally Posted by Diaper_Addict_Jen
Pretty low, it is always the clean clothes that are piled high. Like 6-8 loads on my love seat.
Only it's on my rocker
Emmama's Avatar Emmama 03:11 PM 02-05-2005
I have many 3' piles. I am ashamed, and I have no excuses for it, either.

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mommyoftwo's Avatar mommyoftwo 03:53 PM 02-05-2005
I have about five huge piles right now but today is laundry day so three of them are sheets or towels.
Cloth4Colin's Avatar Cloth4Colin 04:07 PM 02-05-2005
Um....4 feet plus... : we keep our dirty laundry hidden in our spare bath tub - with the shower curtain pulled, of course! I would die if anyone pulled it back and saw Mount Dirty Clothes!!

In our defense... ...at least a little - we don't have a washer or dryer...
bwylde's Avatar bwylde 04:45 PM 02-05-2005
I put 5 feet, but that's if you include everything in the house including dirty diapers for two. Our dryer is broken, someone ran down our clothesline and we're waiting for a repair so we can put it up again and I don't want to go to the laundromat, so it's slow going. I did pick up another drying rack last night, so maybe I can pick up the pace a bit :LOL
Wildcrafter's Avatar Wildcrafter 05:09 PM 02-05-2005
ONE INCH HIGH!!!

Ok, I can't help it, I'm 35 weeks pregnant and in top knotch nesting condition.
jillyofthevalley's Avatar jillyofthevalley 05:12 PM 02-05-2005
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Originally Posted by Diaper_Addict_Jen
Pretty low, it is always the clean clothes that are piled high. Like 6-8 loads on my love seat.
My house is the same way! I don't mind washing laundry, I just hate putting it away. Clean clothes piled everywhere.
eclipse's Avatar eclipse 05:16 PM 02-05-2005
empty! believe me, that doesn't happen very often, so i have to make sure i answer NOW. i'm on load three of today (1 diaper load and two household laundry loads)
shelbean91's Avatar shelbean91 05:26 PM 02-05-2005
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Originally Posted by Diaper_Addict_Jen
Pretty low, it is always the clean clothes that are piled high. Like 6-8 loads on my love seat.
Are we twins?? :LOL Seriously- until I got a couple of extra laundry baskets, I would wash, dry, dump on love seat. Repeat until washer/dryer are empty. Pluck clean clothes off the love seat to wear. Now, I bought a few extra baskets, I have clean clothes in baskets all over the house.
sovereignqueen's Avatar sovereignqueen 05:32 PM 02-05-2005
hehehe, it was 4 feel high and 5 feet wide, but I did five loads yesterday and thee the day before that. ~whew~
MaggiesMom's Avatar MaggiesMom 04:24 PM 02-06-2005
I would say it is about two (including stuff DH keeps washing even though it hasn't been worn) but your post has inspired me to get it don.e Nothing like accountability to motivate a person to clean!
meowee's Avatar meowee 04:41 PM 02-06-2005
LOL, I should have phrased the question:

"Assuming your laundry pile had a base circumferance of roughly 3 feet by 4 feet, how high would it be?"
traixa2's Avatar traixa2 04:41 PM 02-06-2005
4 kids + 2 adults = it tkes 3 loads/day to keep up.
I don't think there has ever been a day with no laundry to do.
mamadege5's Avatar mamadege5 01:09 PM 02-07-2005
: I wish I could have seen the results before I voted. Laundry is my ultimate downfall in housekeeping. And I think I voted a little light, didn't count my oldest dd cuz she does them herself......

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bamamom's Avatar bamamom 04:14 PM 02-07-2005
I voted three feet. And it wouldn't be so bad if dh didnt take 2 or 3 showers a day and use a fresh towel(giant sized ) for each one!! He creates a load of whites every day! Dipes are 2 or 3 times a week, but call me crazy : I LOVE washing our diapers and making them all clean and good smelling!!
fayking's Avatar fayking 12:18 AM 02-08-2005
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Originally Posted by bamamom
I voted three feet. And it wouldn't be so bad if dh didnt take 2 or 3 showers a day and use a fresh towel(giant sized ) for each one!! He creates a load of whites every day!
my old roommate used to do this...when the towels were dry i would refold them and put them back in the bathroom. i would do this a few times until the towels were actually dirty, i dont think he ever noticed!

i have no laundry at the mo except the clothes i am gonna take off later, i have been off work today so i have been busy.
momto l&a's Avatar momto l&a 12:27 AM 02-08-2005
About a foot high for the dirty ones. My dryer I had to fix last week so I got behind so this week is catch up week. There must be 10 loads of CLEAN laundry on my rather large kitchen table

I one of those types that has no problems whatsoever doing laundry its just the putting away that doesnt get done.
Book Addict Jen's Avatar Book Addict Jen 12:54 AM 02-08-2005
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Originally Posted by shelbean91
Are we twins?? :LOL Seriously- until I got a couple of extra laundry baskets, I would wash, dry, dump on love seat. Repeat until washer/dryer are empty. Pluck clean clothes off the love seat to wear. Now, I bought a few extra baskets, I have clean clothes in baskets all over the house.

I use to use the porta crib for it, lol! That was all it got used for! I am tempted to set it back up in DDs room.
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