Laundry Struggles Only Boy Moms Can Relate To

Boy moms have it tough, especially when it comes to struggling with laundry. Nobody else can truly know the struggles of laundry unless they are bringing up a house full of boys.

So, in solidarity with boy moms everywhere, here are the most common laundry struggles we all deal with every single week.

See Also: How to Make Laundry (A Little) More Manageable

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Dirty/Smelly Shoes

Boys like to run and they don’t care where they stick their feet. Then there’s mom who has to wash their sneakers at least once a month. Try to use a laundry detergent like Biz Laundry. It can save you a lot of hassle and it can bring back sneakers from the dead.

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And then there’s the expense of buying five or six pairs of sneakers every year because they decided to run through that muddy puddle or just walk all over the back of their shoes like they’re slippers.

Now think about that but more than one kid. The bills soon add up!

Plus, in my case, all three boys are playing football this year, which means lots of smelly shoes and the added stress of trying to make sure they have a good pair of practice shoes for conditioning, cleats for official football practice, and good-looking cleats for game days.

A little tip I have adapted over the years is to keep the run-down shoes as play shoes and practice shoes, so the newer conditioned shoes can work for school and family outings.

No Matching Socks

Do you just get forgetful or is it the washing machine that eats the socks?

This is the eternal question every boy mom has to answer at some point, and there’s never an answer. As the pairs start to break up, you’re once again forced to go and buy new socks.

Buying socks every other month is yet another expense that soon adds up.

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In my case, I find it easier to get them different colorful socks as white socks seem to just get holes quicker for some reason. The problem with this, however, is that once a match is gone, the only option you have is to let them wear mismatched socks or buy a new pack.

Ripped T-Shirts

Boys just don’t take care of their clothes. No matter how much you tell them to they’ll continue to pull on each other’s clothes, slide down things, and inevitably cause yet another hole in that brand new t-shirt you just bought.

And they won’t tell you until you find out by putting your fingers through the hole as you’re taking them out of the washing machine or dryer. I can’t tell you how many t-shirts the boys go through each year because buying new t-shirts is another routine that just never seems to end AND it’s not even because they’re outgrowing them.

Various Stains Especially on Jeans

Where do some stains come from? What is it? How did it get there? And why won’t it come out?

You might not be able to answer those questions, but Biz Laundry is an incredible detergent that can remove even the toughest of stains. You’ll never have to worry about those mysterious stains again because even ground in dirt and mud will come out after a washing cycle.

See Also: 5 Reasons Why Biz Should Be the Go to Laundry Detergent for Boy Moms

Smelly Sports Clothes

Sports clothes that come out of the wash don’t always look fresh or smell great. This is because of the various grass and mud stains, along with sweat that has soaked in over time.

You need a detergent that doesn’t just remove stains but preserves the original color of the clothes and ensures that they come out smelling fresh.

That’s what Biz Detergent does. It brightens up dirty sports clothes and cleanses them of sweat that has built up in the fabric over time.

Belts on Jeans

Nothing slows down a boy mom at work when she has to take out belts from jeans. All of us have been there when we’ve accidentally thrown a bundle of clothes into the wash only to discover that the belt went in there with them.

And forget about telling your sons to take off their belts before they throw their jeans in the hamper. That’s definitely too much of a complex instruction.

So make sure you check the hamper before you toss it in if you don’t want to run to the store for yet another new belt.

Last Word – The Trials of the Boy Mom and Laundry

These are just some of the trials that boy moms face all over the country. It keeps us on our toes, though, and is just one of the many obstacles of bringing up boys.

What is your biggest laundry struggle at home?






  1. Oh my goodness my boys never have matching socks, but I find they do not care at all. They just wear mismatched ones. lol

  2. Cindy Ingalls says:

    My mom always said boys laundry just stinks. You really do need well made products if you are going to get stains and odor out.

  3. My boys are rough on their clothes. The always have holes in their jeans. My kids never played sports bit I heard of moms complaining of grass stains.

    My daughter used to change clothes multiple times a day.

  4. Jessica says:

    I have a daughter and two sons, all of them actively engaged in sports. I can relate to your struggles. My kids were the same way when they were young. Now that they are much older, they are more serious about personal hygiene and taking care of their stuff. Laundry has been a little easier now that they are grown, and yes, I graduated from the stinky shoes phase. Yahoo!

  5. My biggest laundry struggle has to be stains. Sometimes I wonder why and where all these stains are coming from and I don’t ever have any. LOL.

  6. Melanie says:

    I’m a mom of three girls, and I thought I had it bad. I am fairly certain a piece of doll clothing makes it into every load. It’s a good thing you’ve got a powerful solution!

  7. How funny I’m sitting here griping at my son about getting his clothes picked up off the floor and his clean laundry put up and then boomour blog

  8. Sara LaFountain says:

    I have 4 boys ranging in age from 14-22 and boy do they create a lot of laundry. There is one son who likes to take 2-3 showers a day! Then there is one who must change his socks 4 times a day. I can barely keep up!

  9. Karissa says:

    We are pretty tough on our clothes. Lots of spills! Gotta have a good laundry system!

  10. It’s the dirty shoes that really get to me! Thankfully some footwear is a-okay to put in the wash, otherwise our front-entry closet stinks really bad!

  11. Haha uh oh! I can’t imagine having to put up with these laundry struggles, not sure I would manage to deal with smelly shoes!

  12. Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt! We moms of boys have pretty much seen it all! My least favorite is the sports outfit that they “forgot” to put in the hamper to get washed, only after a few days later, it smells BAD!

  13. I can totally relate to this. I have two girls and one boy. Somehow, my son manages to make THREE TIMES as much work for me in the laundry room as my two girls do combined…

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