Or when do you plan to do it?
I remember my mom taught me how when I was about 8 but I only helped out until I was 14 then I took over doing my own laundry (still wonder why my mom let me go that long still doing it for me).
Last fall I taught my older 2 kids to do laundry. They were 7 1/2 and 9. They now do their own laundry every week (for the most part, I still offer to do it every once in awhile if I'm already down there doing other laundry). They are 10 and almost 9 now. My almost 8yo is learning to use the machines now, too (she already knows how to load them just needs to learn how to set and turn them on).
They've been folding and putting away their own clothes since they were 4 or 5.
For the most part they don't mind doing laundry...they hate folding, though (who doesn't, lol).
I started involving my daughter in gathering laundry, folding and putting away laundry very early (pre-school age). Around 8 or 9 I started having her do towels on her own. At 10 she started doing all her own laundry, and by 11 or 12 I stopped checking up on her. My twins are almost 3, and they help me carry laundry to the laundry room, put things in the washer and dryer, and attempt to fold things (they're getting pretty good at folding washcloths).
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