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