Laundry. In terms of word power, this is up there on the scale of things we dread hearing, along with "moving," "dentist" and "colonoscopy."

Laundry is a chore that cannot be avoided, no matter where you are in life. However, where you are in life may determine how often you and the washer and dryer convene. If you have kids, you're probably cleaning clothes with the frequency of breathing air. If you're single, there's a good chance you could wait an entire period between writing out rent check before you do a load.

Laundry means different things to different people. When you're young and just starting out, it means, "Hey, I need to save some more quarters before I can pay to clean my goodies at the laundromat." When you're a parent it means, "I just washed this shirt this morning. I can't believe my son got mud all over it before breakfast." And when your kids are all grown, it means, "My kids are coming over for dinner tonight, but I'm pretty sure it's just a cover to do their laundry."

No one likes doing laundry. If they say they do, they're lying. Look at these photos below. No one smiles like this when doing laundry. Everyone is always annoyed because they're thinking, "Ugh, I have to do my laundry."

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Who are these people? Why are they so darned giddy? They're doing laundry, which means anything else they could, should, want and need to be doing is put on hold. They're being forced to focus on burning questions like, "Should I add fabric softener?," "What will really happen if I wash this new sweater on cold?" and "If I dry this on gentle, will I be stuck here until I need to get to work on Monday?"

Laundry is a necessary evil that takes up too much of our time, even if there are creative innovations in the way it gets done coming down the pike. So, do your self a favor. Put down that fitted sheet that you will never ever be able to fold without a PhD and let us know how often you find yourself doing laundry.