Tired of never finishing your laundry? These simple tips will help you catch up.reduce laundry.
As parents we all have a lot to deal with laundryIt’s the rare family that doesn’t have Mount Washmore hidden somewhere in the house.
Now that summer is here, I’m trying to stick to a plan of just doing laundry once a week to keep the house cool. it’s not really rainingso I hope we can hang dry some of our stuff to help reduce the temperature in our home.
I’ve switched to laundry days instead of daily laundry, but laundry always feels like something I’m trying to keep up with. We came across these unique laundry tips that made a difference in our struggles.
Tips to Reduce Laundry Overwhelm
- Have a central location for all your dirty laundry. I did this when my kids were little and it saved me a lot of time. Our laundry room was near our bedroom so it made sense to set up the system like this. Instead of going to your room and collecting baskets, all your dirty clothes are in one place. Now that my kids are older, they have a laundry basket responsibly in their room.
- Organize your laundry room. Laundry room organization is typically completed in less than a day. It’s well worth the effort up front to get your laundry room working the way you want it to. One of the nice things about organizing your laundry room is that it usually stays organized for a while and doesn’t require much maintenance to keep your organizational system running. read: Organize your laundry room in a day
- Start your daily laundry routine. It’s much more manageable to do one wash each day than to do a ton of it each day. Try one resistance per day if it fits your schedule and lifestyle. Click here for tips on how to start your daily laundry routine.
- Simplify detergent. We started using laundry pods when the kids started doing their own laundry. This made it easy for them to start doing laundry on their own and without worrying about spills. They work just like pods and save a lot of space in your laundry room.
- Replace your dryer sheets with reusable options. Wool dryer balls work just like dryer sheets and will last for years. I think I’ve been using it for 5 or 6 years, but I don’t need to replace it yet. Store it in the dryer so you don’t have to forget to put the dryer sheet back in. And you don’t have to buy them anymore!
- When moving clothes from the washer to the dryer, remove each item from the washer and shake well. This prevents the clothes from tangling, kinking and wrinkling. It works seriously.
- Completely use up one load of laundry before adding new laundry. I thought this would slow me down, but it actually helped me keep my laundry room clean. The idea is that you shouldn’t start a new load in the washing machine before the first one has been completely dried, folded, and put away.
- Let everyone in your family be responsible for their own laundry. In the Real Mom Real Solutions video above, she shares how her 13 kids do their own laundry and put everything away. This is a great system with many great ideas that can be implemented in families of all sizes.Be sure to watch the video above. here You can watch it on YouTube.
- Rethink how you put away your laundryI’ve seen many YouTubers put all their clean clothes in baskets in their laundry room. We don’t have enough space for that, but we hang lots of clothes in the laundry room for easy access.We also have socks and sports uniforms in the laundry room. If you can figure out how to put less clothes in your dresser or closet, laundry will be much easier!
- Don’t forget to clean the lint trap. Make this part of your routine. Check and clean the lint trap before you start loading the dryer. This allows the dryer to run more efficiently and prevent fires.
- Put your clothes and laundry detergent in the washing machine at night and start it in the morning. This makes it easy to start your morning laundry. After having your morning coffee, just press start. If you’re using liquid laundry detergent, it’s best to add it just before you start washing rather than letting it sit overnight.
Other laundry tips and hacks
- wash towels on busy days ・Towels are easy to fold and do not wrinkle as easily as regular clothes. Give yourself a quick laundry day when you know you have a lot going on.
- Use a sock basket instead of folding socks together. Learn how to use the sock basket here.
- Please use cold water. Did you know that modern detergents are designed to work just as well in cold water as they do in hot water? Experiment with cold water only and see if you notice a difference. By switching to , you can save money on your utility bills and not have to worry about changing the water temperature setting when your child does their own laundry.
- I wash linens on weekends when everyone is home. That way everyone can help put the sheets and blankets back on their beds.
- Allow delicate clothing and bras to air dry overnight. By morning they are usually dry enough to put away.
- Add vinegar to large amounts of stinking laundry. Vinegar also stinks, but the smell goes away when the clothes dry.
Other laundry ideas
Do it In a Day: Organize and Reset the Laundry Room
Create a laundry routine that works for you
What to do when your home overwhelms you