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Laundry Tips

8 laundry tips and tricks that will save your sanity and help you do laundry more efficiently! How to organize your laundry room, get wrinkle free clothing, and save money all at the same time. Laundry hacks are the best when you’re a busy mom trying to get it all done!

laundry tipsLet’s be real with one another, we all need good laundry tips! Sometimes that giant pile of laundry that is just sitting there in your laundry room staring you in the face can be quite frustrating to say the least. And how does laundry seem to multiply so quickly? Seriously, it’s as if the pile of dirty clothes multiplies overnight.

  • It has to be one the most monotonous chores out there, right? You put a pile of dirty clothes in the washing machine, switch it to the drier, fold and repeat. Over, and over and over. Day after day the same laundry structure, never varying.

To be honest, while it may feel as though you are doing the same task over and over, it also seems like those tasks take forever.

  • Have you ever found yourself checking your washing machine to see if it was done, only to find out that it’s nowhere near even being close to the rinse cycle? It’s happened to all us, trust me.

But, there is a silver-lining to the laundry world. There are ways that you can do your laundry more quickly and more efficiently.

Here are a few laundry tips to get you organizing for the new year….take a peek at all of our organization printables if you’re really ready to purge and get things in order!!

Laundry Tips

Laundry tips and tricks

  • Stop sorting clothes right before you put them in the washer.
    • While sorting clothes is important (no reds with your whites!), why waste the time and energy of adding ANOTHER step to your laundry list when your clothes can already be sorted and ready to go from the beginning?
    • Have a clothes basket separator like this set up in your room for your whites, darks, and colors. Then when its laundry time you literally just have to pick up the hamper and throw the contents in the washing machine. Super fast, super easy and that should make you super happy.
  • Have each member of your family carry their dirty clothes directly to the washing machine (or install a laundry shoot like we have).
    • How many countless hours do you think you spend walking around and gathering up each and every piece of laundry that needs to be washed for all your family members? Instead of wasting your time in doing that task, why not have them all take their dirty laundry directly to the source and make it a bit easier for you?
    • Take it a step further and have them separate their clothes out as well using a laundry basket separator like this.

Before you throw in a load you need to do THIS in order to save money on your energy bills AND have your dryer work more efficiently!

      • This video below (or at the top on desktop) shows you how to clean your dryer vent

        • Skip the folding and give rolling your clothes a try.
          • It’s worth a shot! If packing your clothes in your suitcase is best done by rolling up clothes to not take up space, why not try that same theory when taking your clean clothes directly from the dryer? The truth is that no one likes to fold clothes. And most times, the folding of the clothes gets put off for a very long time causing the clothes to pile up all around. Instead of dreading folding, try rolling the clothes the moment that you take them out of the dryer. They will be easier to handle, and easier to store plus they’ll take up a ton less room.
          • Better yet! Hang a curtain rod in your laundry room like we share in our organize your laundry room post and hang your shirts immediately after taking them out of the dryer…saves so much time!!
        • Have a “stain” basket centralized in your home so all members of your family can put their items in it that need to be pre-treated before washing.
          • Not spending time searching the clothing items that need to be washed for stains will save you a lot of time, and your sanity as well. Keeping a basket or a hamper in an area that is easy for your family to put their stained items is a great way to know when and what needs to be treated before washing.
        • One of my best laundry tips is to have a donate basket (like you see below) so when clothing comes out of the dryer that you know your kids have outgrown of, you can throw it in there so it doesn’t get washed again and waste water!
          • Then when the basket is full you can just take it to your local Goodwill, to a friend who has a child smaller than yours, or I love taking them to a local children’s resale shop (or you can sell children’s clothes online) to get credit and exchange for clothes that would actually fit your kids. I have done this for years and it’s a total game changer.

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    More easy laundry tips to organize your laundry room

        • Put a laundry basket for each person in your laundry room that has their name written on it with Sharpie.
          • Then when clothing is taken out of the dryer you can immediately put it in “their bin” to take upstairs and put away. Saves a step of separating and is a great way to start having your kids help with laundry.
        • Have your kids help with laundry, it’s a great life skill for children.
          • It will be a bit of effort at first but in the long run it will save you a ton of time when they’re ready to do laundry on their own and something they will need to know once they leave home.

    Doing laundry doesn’t have to be a downer for your entire day. While it is important and a must to do, there are a few tricks and tips to help manage your current laundry system and make it more efficient.

    Try the suggestions above and see if they help your laundry chores become quicker and more streamlined. You may find that just a few simple changes can save you a ton of time!

    What other laundry tips would you add to our list??

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