Hilary Duff can’t do her own laundry: ‘I kinda just put it all in at once’

Hilary Duff & Luca Comrie Leave Her Boyfriend's Gym In West Hollywood
Hilary Duff is just 29 years old, which surprises me. That’s not to say she looks older than that, it’s just that she’s been around for so long (and we see her practically every day) that it seems like she must be older. Plus she has a son and is divorced already, no shade that’s just a detail about her, so I assumed she was mid 30s.

Duff is currently dating her personal trainer, Rise Nation’s Jason Walsh, and US has a new story about how they’re talking about moving in together. A source gets oddly specific about the amount of time they spend together and the fact that Jason has a drawer at Hilary’s house. Apparently they were bicoastal together. “[In NY] She would see him four to five nights per week and he had a drawer at her place. [In LA] they’re talking about him moving in with her.” I would say she should play it closer to her chest, but they’re loved up on Instagram, they’re getting papped together and he’s making sure to be in NY when she’s filming so it’s probably serious.

People has an interview with Duff promoting her role as a spokesperson for Visine. They ask her about her style tips and she admits she can’t do laundry and often ruins her outfits.

What’s something we don’t know about your style?
I’m really bad at laundry actually. I mean, I make sure I don’t put in anything that needs to go to the dry cleaners in there, but yeah, I kinda just put it all in at once. And then I end up ruining things. But when I’m looking at it I’m like that’s not gonna do anything to that and then I’m like, ‘No! How did this happen?’ But I can do dishes all day long.

Are you a big online shopper?
I used to be [a] strictly online [shopper] ’cause I live in L.A. and shopping at a boutique is like the worst. I don’t want to drive somewhere and then be there for like an hour or an hour and a half. It’s just the worst. I rather it [be] online at night, get on, have it delivered to my house like Christmas. It’s so much more exciting.

But being a New Yorker, I feel like I spend so much more money. I was walking down the street this weekend and I walked by Intermix and I literally was like, don’t look, don’t look, don’t look.

[From People]

I’ve never lived in LA or the West Coast so I don’t know about boutique shopping being a pain but when I lived in Connecticut, near New York City, I used to get in so much trouble at Lord and Taylor. I loved it at Lord and Taylor. Now I do thrift shopping and get some amazing finds and I love online shopping, particularly the daily sales sites like RueLala.

In terms of what she’s saying about doing her own laundry, how can someone who is 29 years old not be able to do laundry without ruining clothes? It’s really simple, you separate the darks and light colors and wash the dark colors in cold water. I’ve been doing my own laundry since I was a kid though and I suspect Duff only does it when her domestic assistant is off for the day. Plus she mostly wears jeans and casual clothes, judging from the vast archive of her daily looks available online. You just wash those on cold, it’s not difficult.

The jeans Hilary are wearing cost $328, according to The Daily Mail. She probably got them comped but still, they need to be washed on cold if she wants to preserve their exact level of distress.
Hilary Duff Running Errands In West Hollywood

Hilary Duff out and about in LA

Stars in Stripes! Hilary Duff arrives into LAX airport in some bold stripes and ripped jeans

Photos credit: Pacific Coast news and FameFlynet

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  1. Sullivan says:

    If you want to get out of doing something, do a bad job. Laundry really isn’t that complicated.

  2. Patricia says:

    I don’t separate shit! Ain’t nobody got time.
    Well, some people do I’m sure lol.
    I put everything in together, the only fancy thing I do is line dry some of the clothes that I don’t want to shrink.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah – I barely separate. I’ll make sure to not put clothes with a lot of dye in them (eg new jeans) in with a white shirt – but other than that, it just goes in together. I’m more careful with the dryer, but usually just when it comes to things that are likely to shrink/materials that shouldn’t be machine dried.

    • Nameless says:

      I have 2 hampers, it’s easier to separate that way. Socks, undies, washcloths, towels go in the warm water normal load. Bras, sweaters, jeans, blouses, etc. go in cold water on gentle cycle. I separate new darks, but after a soak wash they can safely go with lights.

    • bettyrose says:

      I only wear dark clothes. Problem solved.

    • Skins says:

      Separating colors is way over-rated. I wash everything together and my whites come out fine

    • kimbers says:

      Serious! They don’t make anything with real material (even non gmo cotton) affordable so no one really needs to bother seperating once the dyes wash off. I dont own anything white except for a couple pairs of socks… dont wear black..line dry some tos others in the wash….

  3. Hollz says:

    I’m holding on to 27 for another 9 days and I just throw everything in the wash, unsorted. Funny that I’ve never ruined anything.

    But then, most of my clothes are second hand.

  4. trollontheloose says:

    I was taught doing my own laundry at 9. every weekend I would change my own bed sheets and do my bed, the laundry and even ironing. The housemaid was here to do some households but not my chores. My nieces and nephews are being taught the same by my sisters and brothers. it doesn’t take a genius. there are manuals if you don’t know.

  5. Brittney B. says:

    I wash everything on cold… and hang dry anything remotely stretchy or nice.

  6. Victoria1 says:

    I wear lots of dark colors and don’t want to pay for two machines and don’t have time to be sorting, separating and throw it all in the triple or mega wash machine…I’m 34 and still learning how to adult hahahaha oh well. Luckily nothing has been ruined – yet

  7. Dhavynia says:

    Rue LaLa is my go to online place
    I hate mall shopping and I’ve been shopping online forever and I remember people calling me crazy back then.
    I can’t remember when was the last time I saw her in anything, I think it was Cheaper by the Dozen
    I kinda like her sister better

    • Brittney B. says:

      She’s on TVLand’s Younger once a week … it’s a cute, harmless guilty pleasure and it’s definitely nice to see her back on my screen (after growing up with Lizzie McGuire).

      • Lorelai says:

        @Brittney B, I second the “Younger” recommendation! I didn’t have very high hopes for it since it’s on TVLand, but was very pleasantly surprised. I love it, and I got a few of my friends watching it now too!

    • jwoolman says:

      Her older sister Haylie actually has some acting skills. Hilary always just had the look they wanted and was pushed into auditions since she was already there (her mother took both of them with her to promote Haylie’s ambitions). She’s never really had the passion for the work that her sister has, which is probably why she never really grew past the kid actor level of acting skills. She was fine in the first year of Lizzie McGuire, but deteriorated rapidly after that. She probably became less directable and full of herself thanks to her stage mother. Expectations begin to rise as a child actor ages also. The show was also deteriorating, so maybe it was partly a director/writer problem. They had second season syndrome big time (you can tell writers have run out of ideas when guest stars play themselves and the lead character inexplicably gets tightly involved with famous people).

      Hilary was an awful choice for Cheaper By the Dozen. They must have thought she would bring in the younger audience, but she was such a poor actor compared to other kids in the cast. She brought down the production. Usually kid/teen actors are better matched to the show than that, but problems occur when they hire kids because they’re famous rather than hiring according to talent as displayed in open auditions. Besides Hilary, I’ve seen this happen with Bella Thorne in a kid-oriented TV movie (she was the only poor actor in the cast of kids and teens) and the sad Ali Lohan (who ruined a spooky movie based on a popular book series with her incredibly wooden attempt at acting). In all cases, the other kids did fine, but having such a poor actor in the cast really affects rewatchability. And first-time watchability…

  8. Bella says:

    Ain’t nobody got time to separate laundry! But seriously, I separate out the workout clothes, delicates and cold wash the nice jeans. Otherwise, everything gets dumped into one load.

  9. LiterallyaShambles says:

    Gordo and Miranda would be horrified

  10. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Puppy! That is all, proceed as normal.

  11. MrsBPitt says:

    All the “like like like” does not look good on an almost thirty year old woman! She sounds like a teenager! Grow up FFS!

  12. Capepopsie says:

    Obviously I’m the only one separating My laundry.
    Only the same colours go in the same wash.

    Black and grey can go together, but that’s about it.
    I like doing My white-Washing in rather high temperatures.

    Underwear never comes near the washing machine.
    I do that by hand.

    • ab says:

      you’re not alone! I’m also particular about laundry. I have multiple hampers so I can separate everything as it goes in, but I still go through and match colors before I put loads in the machine. brights, lights, blacks/greys, whites. I like to wash whites on the hottest of the hot, sometimes with a little bleach. everything else gets warm or cold. I do throw most of my underthings in the machines, but at the very least they go in mesh bags.

    • anon33 says:

      You’re not alone.

      I read an article last month about how you’re supposed to wash bed clothes AT LEAST once/month ( I do once/every two weeks) and the comments there…people hadn’t washed their sheets IN YEARS and were making the same kind of “I don’t have time for that” comments…I’m sorry but that’s BEYOND nasty. Sheets are filled with disgusting bodily detritus, especially if one sleeps in the nude. I have no idea how anyone could even exist in those conditions…

      yeah, I’m a neat freak.

      • Lorelai says:

        Anon33, seriously? Once a MONTH?? That’s disgusting! I would actually love to read that article if you remember where you saw it. Who could possibly advise only once a month?! 😷

    • Lacia Can says:

      I am also super fussy about laundry! I also have one kid who loves scents in her clothes and another kid who has eczema (no scented products allowed). I do a lot of small loads, which takes time. As for bed sheets – I aim for once/week but it sometimes stretches to two. Once a month is ridiculous. Years? I doubt that – the sheets would stink and you’d have major acne from all the oils and skin cells.

  13. Bridget says:

    Hilary was a child star. The times that most of us are having the life experiences that help turn us into functional adults, she was working. She made a lot of money and was supporting her family from a young age, but probably has a lot of skills gaps.

    • jwoolman says:

      Actually, it’s an income gap. She can afford to replace any clothes she ruins. When you have a tighter clothing budget, one ruined piece of clothing is usually enough to teach you to separate colors.

      The skill isn’t that hard to learn. Like others here, I learned before I hit double digits. The skill can be self-taught as an adult if you are functionally literate and read the laundry detergent box. But Hillary was born rich and then made a lot of money as a kid actor. She just never had to worry about the cost of clothing.

      I am still baffled by the ripped and torn clothing fad. That makes the fabric weaker and greater reduces its laundry life. Plus it looks as though they are playing poor.

    • jwoolman says:

      Hilary Duff didn’t support her family. Her father was quite rich. But her older sister really wanted to act and their mother had unfulfilled stage ambitions herself. So she packed up both kids and traveled with them in pursuit of a career initially for Haylie.

  14. Trixie says:

    I’ve been doing my laundry for 10+ years and I never separate the darks and lights. I throw everything in together, wash in warm water, and everything is fine.

    • jwoolman says:

      If you only wash in cold water, it’s relatively safe. But cheaper stuff bleeds even in cold water. My mother always briefly soaked new colored clothing in cold salt water to set the dye better, but I don’t know if even that would work with the cheapie stuff today (and cheap refers to the quality, it’s amazing how high the cost can be even when it’s bleeding all over the place and the fabric is thin. Back in the 1940s and 1950s, my mother bought reasonably priced clothing that wore like iron and was even handed down to me as an adult).

  15. Bichon says:

    I have never separated and have washed things that said dry clean only which mostly have come out ok.

  16. isabelle says:

    At one time I was a good laundry person. Separated everything, washed things by hand, dry cleaned. Then decided I don’t care anymore and just throw everything and the turnout…there isn’t a bit of difference. The only thing I do wash separate are sheets and towels cause they come out cleaner with hot water. New clothes don’t get washed with whites because they bleed at first but other than that just throw everything in and wash it in cold water. It really doesn’t matter. You don’t have to separate most laundry its lies, LIES! 😉

  17. Egla says:

    Well somebody has to talk to my mother. NOBODY goes near the laundry here in our house. She separates EVERYTHING. We have the white stuff. They go in 90 degree Celsius, with bleach once a month. Then we have the light colored warm water and the dark colored with cold water. Plus we have the really dirty stuff (working clothes) that go alone in a separate load even if there is not much to load. Also we have different washing detergents for different types of clothes. Oh no dryer here so we hang everything and let me tell you there is order for that too. I can’t hang anything as my mother will come right away screaming and changing everything because, and I quote: Neighbors are watching how we hang things and judging us.

  18. Lex says:

    My washing machine isn’t even hooked up to the hot water. Everything gets line dried. Living in Australia this was drilled into me from a young age.

    • Ange says:

      Same! Who bothers with warm water in Ausland? Nobody I know. I only ever had a dryer when I lived in the top end and the air was like soup during the wet.