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Monday, January 19, 2015

5 Tips to make your husband help in Laundry



Recently I read an article "Is Laundry only a woman's job?" on BlogAdda and was curious to know about the survey result. So, I modified few questions and opened up the survey to my friends. To my surprise I got completely contradictory results.  Please find below my survey results.





Then I found my mistake. I should have opened up the survey anonymously. People feel safe in an anonymous environment and they open up truthful answers. I opened the survey again requesting them to answer anonymously and to my shock I got most accurate data matching against the Ariel's survey conducted by AC Nielsen. Below are the statics.








From the above survey one thing I understood. Even Men feel proud to say they help their mom and wife in Laundry. In other words, they feel little embarrassed to say they don’t help the women at home.  But do they really help women at home?
My dad helps my mom in everything and washes his clothes himself. But not every women is lucky enough to get a good person like my dad.
There are family where they believe Laundry is a woman's job irrespective of "Working woman", "Not well", "Tired" labels. How to change this inequality?.

Below are the few ideas that struck my mind. Thank you dad, for helping me out in this ideas. Please note, the goal is to provide useful tips for women so as to reduce the laundry burden. Each Experiment is designed for the novice, with comprehensive details of required materials, results and so on...
Experiment 1
Eat-Out Experiment
Purpose
To make your husband help in Laundry.
Additional information
Its little expensive at the beginning, but its worth the result.
Required Items:

  1. Husband
  2. You 
  3. Kids (If Any)
  4. Restaurant 
  5. Little bit of acting skills 
Step-By-Step Procedure.

  1. As soon as he comes from office, tell him dinner is not ready because you did not find enough time.
  2. Husband will plan to take you out.
  3. Order as much as food you can and eat everything.
  4. Make sure bill cross 1000.
  5. Repeat for 5 days.
  6. Show the Expense report to your husband
  7. Husband will shout at you for crossing the "Monthly Budget"
  8. Tell him that, you were busy washing his clothes and did not have time to cook the dinner. 
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Note:
You should act in such a way that you are feeling helpless for increasing the monthly bill
Observation:
You husband will be scared to face the Monthly expense and hence he will opt to help you in laundry.

Result:
Your husband will be Washing the clothes and you can prepare the dinner.
Sometimes, you can swap the work as well.

Experiment 2
Rangoli - Dirty Holi Experiment
Purpose:
To make your husband help in Laundry.
Duration:
1 day
Additional information:
If you are angry with your husband, take out your husband’s favorite dress or lucky dress.
Required Items:

  1. Husband Shirt 
  2. You 
  3. Holi water Gun. (Alternative – Water bottles – Put hole in cap)
  4. Colors – Pink and Deep Pink (No Alternative, since Guys hate pink and will work out more)
  5. PS. Keep children’s away. They may inform your husband. 

Step-By-Step Procedure.

  1. Spray the pink color holi powder and leave it for an hour. 
  2. As soon as your husband comes, scold him for spoiling his shirt. 
  3. Your husband will be wondering, how did the shirt spoiled. 
  4. In the meantime, offer him washing powder and lock inside the washroom with the shirt.


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Observation:
Your husband will wash the shirt, since it is his favorite shirt.
Result:
This is just a base. Keep motivating him and transfer the Laundry job completely

Experiment 3
Hide and Seek Experiment:
Purpose:
To make your husband help in Laundry. 
Duration:
1 day
Additional information:
Rowdy Rathore movie to watch the tricks of a Thief
Required Items:
  1. Stealing Skills
  2. Hiding Skills. 
  3. You
  4. Your Husband
Step-By-Step Procedure.
  1. Steal all the entertainment items from the home and hide it in a place, where your husband cant find. Example - TV Remote, Bike and Car keys, Laptop, His mobile phone... etc
  2. Your Husband will come home to watch TV. He will not find the remote.
  3. He will search bike/Car keys to go out. He will not find.
  4. He will search laptop to work, again he cant find.
  5. He will search for his mobile, to chat or play. He will not find. 
  6. He may try to sleep. Before he goes to sleep, Offer him Coffee and Red-bull so that he will be so energetic. 
  7. Make sure you lock the door. Otherwise, he may go out for a walk. Basically house arrest him. 
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Note:
Don’t hide the washing Machine by curiosity. 
Observation:
Your husband will be damn bored and will beg you to offer some work. Give him Laundry job 
Result:
Your husband will help you in Laundry. 

Experiment 4
One-One Help Experiment:
Purpose:
To make your husband help in Laundry. 
Additional Information:
Dont invite Male friends. It will result in adverse effect. 

Required Items:
  1. Your husband's Girl Friend.
  2. You
  3. Your Husband
  4. Dinner Party
Step-By-Step Procedure.
  1. Invite your Husband office Colleague or his girl friend for a dinner party. 
  2. Please note: The office colleague has to be your best buddy as well. 
  3. Praise your husband that he helps in laundry in front of her.
  4. Your friend in turn,should praise your husband.
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Note:
In turn, you should go to her home and do the same experiment, so that her husband helps in laundry. After all its Mutual understanding. 
Observation:
To impress his girl friend, your husband will help out in Laundry
Result:
Your husband will help you in Laundry. 

Experiment 5:
This or That Experiment:
Purpose:
To make your husband help in Laundry. 
Additional Information:
It is very risky. 
Required Items:

  1. Your husband
  2. You
  3. Your son
  4. Duplicate mark sheet. 
Step-By-Step Procedure.
  1. Prepare a Duplicate mark sheet of your son/daughter with Zero marks in all subjects.
  2. Your husband will shout at you for not teaching the child.
  3. Tell him that you don't find time to teach your child, since you are busy with laundry job.
  4. Now, give him an option, Teach kid or Lanundry job.
  5. If he choose Laundry job, then fine the experiment ended smoothly.
  6. If he choose to teach kid, then offer him the toughest subject like Maths or General knowledge. He must be weak in at-least one subject. 
  7. Find that and offer him the subject. Your hubby will feel, laundry job is easy and will jump to laundry job. 
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Note:
Make sure he does not take the Progress report and go to school to meet Head master. 
You can see your hubby washing all the time, just to escape from kids question and teaching. 
Result:
Your husband will help you in Laundry. 

“I am writing for #IsLaundryOnlyAWomansJob activity at BlogAdda.com in association with Ariel.”

20 comments:

  1. Its quite good survey you did here... Another survey you can do is check with the womens that how many of them are getting help from their husband in not just laundry but with the hous hold works... Keep up the good work.. All the best with that...

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  2. Dear Author,

    When I started reading, I was in shock that how these many man are helping their wife or mom. but when I turned to next chapter where annonymous factor came into picture, I got into normal state.

    Content had elements of fun, excitement and practical approach. I am in total agreement that household should be equally divided between husband and wife.

    This will definately work.

    Enjoyed it. Thank you. :)

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  3. superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  4. Superb article...I think experiment 4 will work better than others :P

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  5. நல்லதொரு ஆராய்ச்சி வாழ்த்துக்கள்

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    1. Its was a combo of my dad idea and mine :)

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  7. Ada pavikala, sketch potu kodukrankalae ..

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    1. He he.. will print this and give a copy to your wife :P

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  8. I will say your post is innovative and I am learning innovation from your post. But I have completely opposite view and I have not refuted the survey results ..here is what I said - http://themalefactor.com/2015/01/16/washing-dirty-linen/

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  9. Side effect of experiment1:

    Husband these days scared to see wife because she looks like pumpkin after all the eating out. Then she went to gym and on the way, a BMTC Volvo hit her and she flew to heaven directly.

    Husband now marries a woman who don't complain about laundry.

    PS: husband and BMTC driver are friends.

    experiment4:

    "required item: Your husband's Girl Friend.
    Please note: The office colleague has to be your best buddy as well"

    Design error. Above 2 are logically contradictory. Please correct.

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    1. I don't think so, she flew to heaven directly.. She did a big sin by marriage that guy.. so for the sin she committed, guess she must flew to HELL directly...

      Experiment 4:
      Everything is possible MR.UA. The word itself says 'I'm possible'!
      P.S ** Power of POSITIVITY..

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    2. I think your blood group must be B+ve?

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    3. My Blood Group Is Indian

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