A MUM sparked debate online by asking fellow parents how much washing they do each week… and the answers varied massively.
Some only loaded the machine once or twice a week while one person said they ran four washes every day just to keep on top of the load.
The conversation was kicked off by one mum who wanted to work out what was "normal".
Taking to Mumsnet, she said: "Inspired by the poor [mum] that is doing four loads a day… tell me your laundry schedule.
"Mine is very straightforward: two children and a cloth nappy baby.
"One load per day – put in before bed on an eco cycle and hung out the next morning before work.
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"If I am ill, drunk or forgetful, my schedule falls behind by one day and I give zero s***s. 'Because I do not exist to do your laundry.'
"If someone [wets] the bed, I am willing to do an extra load. But I will be vocal about it."
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Plenty of other people waded in to share their clothes cleaning routines and compare notes.
One person said: "A minimum of one a day, with two or three a day a few of times a week.
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"There are six of us in the house including two [children] with disabilities, [a child] who do various uniformed clubs/activities, plus school stuff."
While another family with two adults and two children explained that they have banned washing during the week and only do a load or two on Saturdays.
They said: "Laundry only ever gets done on a Saturday.
"Two loads on a Saturday. Hung out to dry on ceiling lines in playroom/sunny conservatory – dry and put away Sunday evening.
"We have a rule to never do laundry unless it’s a Saturday be wise we hate doing it – and have enough clothes bought off eBay bundles, Vinted and marketplace bundles to let that be possible."
But another person explained that she has to do three loads every day just to keep things ticking over.
She said: "Probably about three a day. Four kids, one with special needs and a husband that works two jobs both with uniforms."
To which the original poster replied: "I do not envy you.
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"I have already convinced my family that I am basically Mary Poppins because I work full time and just about manage to run a house.
"If they knew that other women were doing three bloody loads a day, they might fire me."
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