Handy tips when doing lady laundry:
When you're switching clothes from the washer to the dryer, remember:
If it's Sexy, Stretchy, See Through, or Sheepish (wool) - hang it up to dry.
When in doubt, leave it out (of the dryer) - messing up/shrinking/ruining her bras, sporty stuff, and delicate clothing will put a sour note on your nice gesture.
BF and I came up with these rules when we moved in together- 9 months later and no ruined clothing!
It sparked quite the debate on gender roles, laundry care, and general puns/jokes/sexism that is the reddit community. In our house my boyfriend and I split household chores. He does laundry because I'm terrible at folding clothes. I cook, he does dishes, I tidy up and clean the bathroom.. it all works out in the end.
I just wanted to help out any guys that wanted to surprise their ladies with taking on a chore - so that the surprise is GOOD, and not full of tears and anger. No one likes ruined clothing.
Go forth and launder, for yourself or your loved ones... however you choose!