In a post that's been viewed 330,000 times, ppp_com, a member of Japanese blogging site Matomer Naver, has compiled a collection of tweets devoted to what Lifehacker Japan in 2012 identified as “the world's most boring chore” — doing the laundry.
According to the tweets ppp_com has tracked down, the worst thing for many Japanese people is not exactly doing the laundry itself, but the hanging it out to dry part. The tweets the Matome Naver blogger has collected describe the toil of hanging laundry, as well as some fun methods Japanese people have come up with to make the chore more enjoyable.
— かみじるさん (@syl_14cm) April 27, 2017
Man, I really hate hanging up laundry to dry. I don't mind cleaning, cooking or tidying up–I just hate doing the laundry. I really do.
— . . . (@sumusu2) April 27, 2017
The much-hated laundry chore is complete. ?? Why do I hate it so? Hanging laundry to dry. (>_<)
Some people have fun hanging clothes…
— A Y U (@ayunoko) April 22, 2017
How I hang up clothes…
— さくらのもり (@sakuranomori09) April 15, 2017
How I hang up by cycling bib shorts to dry.
…while others appear to be indifferent to the task.
— kazuma. (@k_txx14) April 21, 2017
The way Tatsuya hangs up clothes is really gross. There's no way I can put on the white T-shirt I was planning to wear tomorrow.
Some families seem to have their own special way of hanging up clothes:
— mokk♪ (@MokkMusica) April 23, 2017
This is how we hang up clothes at our house, lol.
チビ達に靴洗いの手伝いを頼んだら…。干し方がかなり芸術的?で朝から大笑いw モズの早贄？?に見えなくも無いねっ?^^; pic.twitter.com/Gu9y0nDX67
— Boud (@Boud006) December 31, 2016
What happens when you ask your resident ankle-biters to help with washing their shoes… The way they hung up the shoes is approaching a work of art, and has kept me laughing all morning. An early-morning offer to the birds? […]
Some people pay special attention to some items in the wash, while neglecting others.
— すぎともひろ (@honestman_48) April 17, 2017
On the left: How I hang up towels I don't really care about.
On the right: How I hang up towels I really care about.
One of the biggest challenges appears to be how to hang up soft toys to dry after a wash:
ぬいぐるみ洗ったんだけど干し方が分からなかったからこうしました 何か楽しそうな表情じゃない？笑 pic.twitter.com/JQ2tdrUoom
— リョウタ (@juventus_Azzuri) April 22, 2017
When it comes to washing [soft toys], I have no idea how to hang them up to dry, so this is what I did. Although doesn't it look like it's enjoying itself, lol?
— さとみ (@0stmi) April 4, 2017
How I hang up my polar bear to dry.
More tweets about laundry can be found here.