For many people, laundry day is the most dreaded day of the week. With piles of unsorted clothes waiting in the baskets and different types of clothes that need to be washed separately, it’s no wonder that this one chore can easily take up your whole day.
But the good news is it doesn’t have to take as much time as you would think. Here are five tips you can use to make your laundry day a breeze:
- Separate your socks
There’s nothing more annoying than losing your other sock in the laundromat, so to keep this from happening, consider using mesh bag to keep them in one place during the spin cycle.
Alternatively, you can also hand-wash your socks separately in cool water to keep a better eye on them.
- Pre-sort with multiple hampers
A simple solution for dealing with piles of clothes is to sort them automatically before laundry day – all you need to get this done is multiple baskets to sort your clothes by type or color.
You can also line your laundry baskets with mesh bags so you can put them in your laundromat in one piece.
- Roll, don’t fold
Space can be a problem for clothes, but when you think you don’t have enough space to store them all, there’s a good chance you’re not using your space the right way.
The solution to fit a lot of clothes in a smaller space is not to fold, but to bundle them up: rolling clothes, bedsheets, and even curtains take up much less space in your drawers and cabinets compared to folding them flat.
Try this the next time you’re sorting clothes after laundry and you’ll realize how many you can actually fit with your limited space.
- Pre-treat stains right away
Stains on your clothes, curtains, or bedsheets can set when you don’t act on them quickly, and once they do, they can be really difficult to remove even after going through the washing machine.
No matter what the stain is, the best way to make sure it doesn’t set is to treat it as soon as possible, and the good news is there are different ways for you to remove different stains quickly and easily.
- Use less detergent
One reason why laundry tends to be expensive is that you use too much detergent, so be sure to make your detergent last longer simply by going easy on it. After all, you only need a little to get the job done, and the rest only goes down the drain.
The next time you’re adding the detergent to your laundry, be sure to use less than the recommended amount written on the label.