However, you’d struggle to find anyone who hasn’t accidentally turned a white sheet pink, or completed a jeans/dark colours wash only to discover a rogue tissue’s trail of destruction.
Basic laundry failure is one of those character-building rites of passage. But if you’re prone to the stuff-ups when washing your clothes — or more pertinently, a loved one’s clothes — take comfort from the fact you’re in good company. Very good company, in fact.
Edwina Bartholomew has laid bare her own laundry shortcomings in an all-too-relatable Instagram post.
Having spotted a basket of her partner (and fellow journalist) Neil Varcoe‘s clothes, with a note informing her he would have them professionally cleaned, the popular Sunrise presenter was left questioning her abilities as a “washer woman”.
Dear @neilwrites, I can see now I will never become the washer woman of your dreams. Where did I go wrong? Was it the time I shrank your smalls? Or the time I turned your white shirt, blue? Perhaps it was the melted gym shorts? I will take this note as a final sign that I am never to wash your belongings again. Yours, Failed Housegirlfriend
“Where did I go wrong? Was it the time I shrank your smalls? Or the time I turned your white shirt, blue? Perhaps it was the melted gym shorts?” Bartholomew pondered in her ‘open letter’.
“I will take this note as a final sign that I am never to wash your belongings again. Yours, Failed Housegirlfriend.”
We’re old hands at the shrinking business, but melted gym shorts? That truly is a next-level achievement.
Though on the surface this post seemed like another endearing glimpse into the 32-year-old’s off-screen life, many of her followers saw it for what it really was: an ingenious avoidance of laundry duty, masked by ‘innocent’ error.
Watch: Those Two Girls have laundry hacks sorted. Well… kind of. Proceed at your own risk. (Post continues after video.)