What does it mean to dream of laundry?

Of all the things that you can dream about, one of the strangest top motifs you could focus on is laundry.

After all, at some level to dream of laundry is to dream of something that is so commonplace and every day that you would easily be forgiven for thinking that it doesn’t mean much of anything.

It’s like dreaming of a house or dreaming of a lake.

Something that you’ve seen a million times before, and don’t think much about.

But in reality, just like dreams of a house, or any body of water for that matter, a dream of laundry actually packs quite a bit of meaning.

When you dream of laundry, you’re not just dealing with clothes that you take on and take off every single day and are selected based on your personal preferences.

You’re also dreaming of water, because we use this substance to clean our clothing.

Since clothing and water there are quite packed with a tremendous amount of spiritual and emotional meaning, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a dream of laundry can be quite complicated, and richly textured, so to speak.

General meaning of dreams about laundry

General meaning of dreams about laundry

If you have been dreaming of laundry, the general meaning of this dream image is that you have several issues with questions of responsibility, your roles, as well as potential dream messages involving >strong>spiritual maturity.

Let’s analyze these one by one.

When you dream of laundry, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that whatever roles you think you should have, may not line up neatly with the day to day duties, responsibilities and obligations you have in practical terms.

Because a lot of us tend to have a much more flattering view of our capabilities as human beings and leaders.

In many cases, we would prefer to see ourselves at the center of the spotlight or the center of the action when in reality, we behave and think in such a way that we just relegate ourselves to a supporting role.

We have this outsized idea of us being the diva, the lead star, the action hero, when in reality, we’re just another all too forgettable face in the crowd.

It’s not because somebody put us there.

It’s not because people have it against us.

It’s because of our actions and decisions.

These have consequences.

And if we find ourselves being sidelined, relegated or even taken for granted, rest assured that’s due to an earlier decision that we have made.

And there is this disconnect that you feel, you want to get more attention, you want to feel that you matter.

But whatever role you may have in the real world, whether it’s a student and employee or business owner, doesn’t seem to be enough.

This also plays out in your personal life in terms of your relationships.

You may have one definition of your role as a father, but other people may think differently.


Because of your behavior.

There are a lot of men out there who think that they are good providers.

They think that they are good fathers, but in reality they escape responsibility.

They barely do enough to support their family or in many cases, they become deadbeat dads.

They think that the best gift that they could give their offspring is the gift of life and that’s pretty much the best they could do.

Everybody is on his own.

But these men are not monsters.

Far from it.

In fact, if you know them, you would think they’re awesome.

They tell great stories, they’re fun to be around, they’re funny.

But there are at least one part of their life where they completely dropped the ball and that’s being a father.

You have to understand that getting a woman pregnant is not fatherhood.

You’re just being a sperm donor, or an orgasm provider.

You have to take responsibility.

This means being there, not just financially, although that’s a basic responsibility.

But you also have to be there psychologically.

There are so many daughters growing up, who go from one failed relationship to another and have horrible self images because of the harm caused by an emotionally absent father.

There was never a time where they could barely remember times when their fathers we assured them.

Sure you’re sprouting tips.

You’re beginning to develop pubic hair.

You need somebody from the opposite sex to tell you that you’re going to be okay.

And it’s important that you be treated with respect, and that you’ll be given the value that you deserve.

A lot of women missed out on that and it shows in the way they pick their mates, the way they handle their sons, the way they carry themselves.

And this, of course, has an impact on the rest of us.

Please understand that you’re not alone.

If you may be thinking that you’re suffering alone, you better think twice because you’re suffering as a way of contaminating the world around you.

And a lot of this has to do with the Father.

So when you dream of your laundry, you’re having these conflicts regarding your roles.

If you’re a man and you have a child, you’re conflicted about your role as a father and provider and protector.

If you’re a woman, and you have children, you’re conflicted about your roles as a mother and a nurturer.

In many cases, dreams of laundry being muddled or mishandled indicate a really fuzzy view of our roles.

It also indicates a tendency to want to just either compartmentalize our roles meaning after a certain point, it’s no longer my job.

Or if there’s a list of definitions here and if what you need falls outside of that list, it’s not my problem.

Do you see how this works?

That may work in an occupational setting, but definitely doesn’t work in a family.

You are your children’s everything, whether you accept it or not, and whether you like it or not.

Similarly, if your parents are still alive, you have your role as a child.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter how many kids you have, or how many people salute you at work, or how high up you are in the hierarchy or organization chart, you’re still somebody’s daughter, son, granddaughter or grandson.

Do you see how this works?

And when you have conflicts regarding these roles, sometimes your subconscious brain sends these issues in the form of laundry.

So sit up and pay attention.

The other general meaning of laundry indicates the need for a fresh start.

Clothes in dreams represent roles, responsibilities, obligations, and definitions.

They also represent arrangements and accommodations, possibly even systems that we have set up to cope with certain realities.

They definitely can refer to our attitudes and mindsets.

But just like these things in life, you often have to change them, you often have to adjust them when new facts enter the picture.

When you experience new things, you have to be mature enough to adjust the way you look at things, much like clothing that gets dirty, it needs a refresh.

It needs to be cleaned up.

But for that to happen, it has to be shaken.

There’s a lot of water involved, so there’s a lot of pride and emotional issues.

But once the process is done, despite its turbulence, and of course, heat, it produces a fresh set of clothes.

It smells great.

It feels warm to the touch and feels awesome on your skin.

The same goes with your mindset.

When you keep dreaming about laundry, your subconscious is telling you what you choose to believe about a certain person or certain things in your life that need to change.

Because the facts as they exist on the ground have also changed.

You know, you’re dealing with somebody who is stubborn, and really a foolish person when they refuse out of sheer pride to change what they believe despite the fact that they can see reality in front of them.

The facts have changed, but they refuse to change their reading of the facts.

Do you see how this works?

Do you see how this can work against you?

Unfortunately, so many people due to pride or simply mental laziness refuse to make changes.

John Maynard Keynes, famous economist, said “When I’m faced with new facts, I change my opinions”.

We have to do the same otherwise, we die little by little.

Either we remain trapped in the past, or we find ourselves in a situation where we’re only seeing part of the picture.

It’s not because we’re dumb.

It’s not because people are holding out information.

It’s because we refuse to see.

We have blinders on.

What does it mean to dream of hand washing clothes?

What does it mean to dream of hand washing clothes?

You understand that you need to change how you define certain things in your life, as well as you need to revisit certain ideas, you get all of that.

But the problem is you have a tough time putting in the effort.

Maybe somebody you care about, possibly your parents, may be upset that you are thinking of switching religions or having no religion at all.

Maybe your girlfriend or boyfriend will have a tough time with your new ideas about money and how to spend it especially when it comes to their part.

You have to understand that any change requires effort.

It doesn’t just change and bless your life for the better by just thinking about it, feeling good about it and leaning back and doing a whole lot of nothing.

Real ideas cause change.

Think about this in spiritual terms.

People can say “I’m born again and I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior” that’s all well and good.

I mean it sounds great.

But unless people can see changes in your life, like you turning your back on gossip, porn addiction, Facebook addiction, sabotaging other people, spreading lies, and stealing in many different ways.

Then, whatever noises you make with your mouth regarding your personal belief doesn’t really matter.

It goes in one ear, and out the other.

And worse yet, you give Jesus a bad name.

Do you see how this works?

Because any idea that seems so bright and unstoppable and irrepressible in your mind, in terms of emotional states can only change your life if you trust yourself enough to act on them, so that they bear fruit.

In the form of action, or in the case of addictions, non action.

Because people can say, “I’m born again or I’ve accepted the Holy Spirit into my life and it has changed me from within Jesus as my Lord” they will be more likely to believe you if you used to be addicted to porn, and now you’re not.

If you’re used to being addicted to drugs, and now you’re not.

You used to cheat on your husband or wife and now you don’t.

Do you see how this works?

Because at the end of the day, you are the only Bible many people will ever get to read and it really would be a shame if your words don’t match your behavior.

The same applies to any desire for change.

The desire is there.

All of us desire change.

All of us can also feel good about deciding and committing to change.

The question is can you translate the things that you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell in other words can translate to reality?

The only person that can supply the answer to this of course is you.

What does it mean to dream about using a washing machine to wash clothes?

What does it mean to dream about using a washing machine to wash clothes?

Instead of washing your clothes by hand, in this dream you put your garments into a machine.

Maybe you are at a laundromat, and you put in a few quarters into the machine, or you have a washer and dryer combo at home.

Whatever the setup, when you’re using a machine to wash your clothes, you are relying on a process to give you an important personal answer.

In other words, if you are looking for a job, you’re trusting in the job market to direct you to the right employer.

Same goes with your relationship.

You’re trusting that the process and the time involved in it will iron things out.

On the surface, this makes a lot of sense.

Because if you rely on a process, you’re relying on something that people have trusted for many years before you.

You’re not the first person to go through this journey.

The question is, are you overdoing it?

Are you focusing so much on going through the motions and settling for whatever you get?

Or are you working with the system as you found it but we had important input or effort on your part?

These are two totally different things.

Don’t confuse them.

They’re not one in the same.

What does it mean to see dirty laundry?

What does it mean to see dirty laundry?

When you see dirty laundry and you’re not putting them into a washing machine, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you’re focusing on past mistakes.

Nobody’s perfect.

People can and do make mistakes.

You are no exception.

The big danger here is that you are subconsciously close to defining yourself based on your missteps, bad calls, faulty decisions, and regret.

It’s one thing to feel guilty and remorse but that isn’t the worst of it.

If it only were that easy.

Usually when people hang on to past hurts, it makes them toxic.

They cope with it in many different ways.

Either they can’t stand other people’s success, or they feel that if they’re miserable everybody else around them should be miserable as well.

Misery after all loves company.

Other people develop a crippling type of low self-esteem.

No matter what they achieve and no matter how seemingly well their life is going, they always focus on what went wrong.

They insist on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Please understand that your past doesn’t define you.

Don’t think for a moment that your best days are well behind you.

If you’re able to achieve some kind of victory in the past, you best believe that you’re able to do the same today if you wish and definitely in the future.

Stop beating yourself up unnecessarily.

People who obsess about “The One That Got Away” or TOTGA are simply just giving themselves excuse after excuse not to fall in love again, or not to feel vulnerable.

I’ve got some bad news for you.

If you want to truly fall in love, you have to be vulnerable.

That’s part of the deal.

Because you can’t love somebody you can trust and the moment you trust somebody you become vulnerable.

It’s no wonder that the ones that are closest to us, are also the ones who can hurt us in the worst kind of way.

You have to move on.

What does it mean to see neatly folded clean laundry?

What does it mean to see neatly folded clean laundry?

It may not seem like it, but you have finally gotten the hang of how important systems are.

If you compare well run companies with companies that are just doing things by the seat of their pants, the comparison is black and white.

Sure, they may have the same growth rate, but when it comes to sustainability and overall impact systems win.

Because you have to understand that in the world of business, there’s lots of ups and downs and twists and turns.

During good times you might get the impression that recklessly run companies and well oiled organizations are one in the same.

After all, they rack up the same results.

How different could they be?

Well, the truth is, they could be very different because when the bad times come in (and believe me, they always do), who do you think comes out ahead?

Systems win just as hard work always wins.

A little bit of system building can definitely go a long way.

Your subconscious is trying to show you that you have to build systems in all areas of your life.

You need a system for growing your relationships just as you need one for better health, improved finances and more positive career growth.

Whatever area of your life needs work, coming up with a system is almost always the answer.

What does it mean to see yourself doing laundry looking upset?

What does it mean to see yourself doing laundry looking upset?

In the United States, due to high labor costs, few people have the luxury of having laundry staff.

The picture is completely different when it comes to the developing world.

I’m not talking about ultra rich households either (these are middle class or even upper working class households) employ a part time or even full time laundry person.

Either the family don’t have the time to do their own laundry or they feel it’s beneath them.

We in the West can be too quick to judge different cultures and different systems, which leads to different expectations.

After all, cultures choose to do things differently for good reason.

They have to give each other the benefit of the doubt.

But if you find yourself in a dream where you obviously are upset about the fact that you have to do laundry yourself, this is your subconscious trying to speak to your insecurities and sense of inadequacy.

You feel that there are certain areas of your life that are basically just foregone conclusions.

You think that there’s really no way you can improve on them so you pretty much wrote them off.

Your subconscious is trying to tell you that you can do it.

You can make some improvement.

You can find the space and the time to take things up to the next level.

The reason why you don’t do it is not because you’re stupid, or you don’t have the money or time, it’s just because you don’t want to.

There’s an old Filipino saying, “If you want something, you will always find a way. If you don’t want to do something, you will always find an excuse”.

So which is it?

Which areas of your life have you completely written off?

These are not minor things, mind you.

A lot of people have convinced themselves that they’re not worthy of loving.

That’s the bottom line.

Because even though they don’t say that directly, that is the implication.

They can fall in love because deep down inside, they feel that they are not worth loving.

Only you can fix this.

Do you think the person that “completes” you will fix this?


Only you can give yourself the kind of love that you need so you do have something to give in a relationship.

So let go of the self imposed limitations that may be tripping you up and holding you back all this time.

What does it mean to dream of washing other people’s clothes?

What does it mean to dream of washing other people's clothes?

When you see yourself washing other people’s clothes, and the setting is not all that positive or happy, this indicates that your subconscious is convinced that you are left to deal with the blowback, fallout and bad consequences of other people’s decisions.

Your parents may have spent the money, but you’re the one who has to pay for their debt.

Similarly, your father is the one who became an alcoholic, but you’re the one who has to take care of his liver care costs in the hospital.

Do you see how this works?

Well, the problem with this is that it’s all about positioning.

Your mind is framing the situation this way and the conclusion is unavoidable: you are a victim of circumstances.

The truth is if you are washing other people’s clothes, you are in a position of control.

Because you can change how you perceive the roles, you can change how you perceive yourself in terms of your duties, responsibilities and obligations to these other people in your life.

That’s how much power you have.

But the fact that you will look at this as an ordeal or some sort of punishment indicates that you are all too eager to give other people control over your life.

You get the impression that they’re imposing on you but in reality you’ve given them permission to do so.

So stop being a victim.

More precisely stop looking at yourself as some sort of victim because a one person pity party can only last so long.

The key here is to understand that when you’re washing other people’s clothes figuratively , you’re doing it out of love.

But if you’re not doing it out of love, then you better find an equally good or valid reason.

What does it mean to dream of washing a white cloth?

What does it mean to dream of washing a white cloth?

If for some reason all that you see in your dream is white clothing or a piece of white cloth, your subconscious is trying to communicate the need for you to finally click that personal reset button and get a fresh start.

This can take the form of a break.

This can take the form of some sort of trip that you need to take.

Whatever the case may be, you need to step out of your daily routine so you can come back and look at your situation with a fresh set of eyes.

Otherwise, it’s too easy to burn out.

You’re in too deep and you run the risk of developing tunnel vision.

People who have tunnel vision rarely look at the end of the tunnel instead, they just zero in on what’s in front of them in many cases a few inches from their nose.

They don’t bother to look further past that point.

And you can tell from their results how effective the strategy is.

Here’s a hint: It isn’t.

Do yourself a big favor.

Focus on the big picture.

Make an effort to tell the forest from the trees.

A little bit of perspective can definitely go a long way.

What does it mean to dream of blood stained clothes?

What does it mean to dream of blood stained clothes?

This can be a very horrific dream.

Obviously you’re handling clothing that a possible murder or assault victim war.

And just like in real life, when you see some bloody pieces of clothing it tends to freeze you in your tracks.

This indicates when you see bloody clothing, your subconscious is communicating to you your reluctance and second thoughts about responsibility.

There’s a part of yourself that is constantly thinking “I could barely take care of myself and now I have to take care of others”.

Unfortunately, we cannot pick and choose if our circumstances bring a baby or an elderly person into our lives that we need to take care of.

The only mature way to handle that situation is not to escape but to step up.

This is why it’s crucial to understand that the stain in those clothes point to a deep level of commitment.

Blood is always thicker than water.

You love your parents and you love your siblings, and children even if you don’t like them.

This is the kind of love that is rooted in responsibility and obligation.

You don’t have this love for strangers.

You definitely don’t love your friends this way.

To test this, ask yourself a simple question.

How many of my relatives would I still hang out with if they weren’t my relatives?

Chances are if you’re like most people, you can only come up with maybe a handful or less.

We can choose our friends.

That much is obvious.

But we cannot choose our relatives.

The good news is we can choose how to deal with them.

They can choose a deeper level of commitment.

Regardless of how toxic they may be from time to time or given certain situations, blood is thicker than water.

What does it mean to dream of clothes that never need washing or ironing?

What does it mean to dream of clothes that never need washing or ironing?

You know you’re dealing with a fantasy when you dream of clothes that absolutely don’t need to be any care.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in them, they don’t stink.

Unless you steer clear of wine stains or other foods or objects that will leave a mark on your clothes, you can rest assured that they look exactly the same as the day you pick them off a rack at a nearby grocery department store.

If you’re dreaming of these kinds of loads, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you believe that certain parts of your life don’t have to change.

The rest of the world may be going through changes, after all changes are the only constant in life.

But you’re convinced that there’s an area of your life that will remain evergreen.

It hasn’t changed in decades.

This is a mental and psychological illusion.

Every single inch of you has changed.

It doesn’t matter whether you accept it or not, this is a physical reality.

The telomeres of yourselves, can only process change so much in terms of cell replication until you start to die.

Our telomeres set our natural expiration date.

Were not intended to be on this earth forever.

But your mindset is convinced otherwise so you don’t want to change that part of yourself.

Your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that this is not sustainable and it’s not rooted in reality.

Pretty soon your unwillingness or stubbornness in at least one area of your life will come back to bite you in the end.

You don’t want to find out the hard way.

So when you have this kind of dream, consider yourself warned.

What does it mean to see yourself hanging clean laundry in your dream?

What does it mean to see yourself hanging clean laundry in your dream?

When your subconscious uses this image, it is trying to communicate to you that it perceives certain important decisions on the horizon.

Some are obviously serious, because their implications can be a matter of black or white.

Others are trickier because they may seem fairly shallow or even straightforward.

But in reality, depending on how you decide and how much you commit to your decision, the consequences can be huge.

Think of looking out from the deck of a cruise ship and seeing tiny floating pieces of ice.

You don’t think much of it because it seems so far away.

But as the ship gets closer and closer to it, you realize that it’s an iceberg.

For whatever reason that’s just as a small fraction is sticking out of the water but if you run into it, it’s going to be the end of you.

Something similar might be at play in your life.

You may be misunderstanding a certain part of your life, like your job, your business, your relationship.

It turns out that you need to focus on it a little bit more because things may fall apart fairly rapidly when you make a bad call.

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