For most people, especially families, laundry can take up a big part of their life. Even if you’re lucky enough to have your own laundry facilities within your house, finding the time to wash, dry, and put away all of the laundry your household creates can be a huge job that never seems to end. Because of this, it can be helpful to learn some laundry hacks that can make all of this easier to manage.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three laundry tips to make your life much easier.
Do Certain Loads On Certain Days
To streamline your laundry system, you’ve got to schedule your laundry in a way that works for you.
One system you might want to try, according to Better Homes and Gardens, is to do certain types of loads of laundry on specific days. For example, you can wash bedding on Monday, towels on Tuesday, darks on Wednesday, and so on. Or, if giving specific days to specific people makes more sense, you may want to try this route. This can be particularly helpful if everyone in your home does their own laundry. Then, only one day a week needs to be spent focusing on doing laundry and dealing with folding and putting clothes away.
By following a schedule like this you can keep from having laundry backup too much and becoming a huge task that you don’t want to have to tackle anymore.
Use Mesh Bags
One big issue when doing laundry is protecting delicates and keeping small items together. Luckily, there’s a simple way to handle both of these issues.
According to Lauren Piro, a contributor to Good Housekeeping, mesh bags are a great way to protect items that you don’t want washed with all of your other clothes but also don’t want to wash in a separate load. And by washing things like socks in mesh bags, you’ll ensure that no socks get lost in the other laundry that you’re washing.
Make Ironing Easier
Aside from washing, drying, and folding your clothes, some articles of clothing need additional care like ironing. But for most people, getting out an iron and ironing board is just an added hassle to the laundry process.
To streamline this, Elizabeth Lilly, a contributor to Buzzfeed.com, recommends getting a magnetic ironing board that you keep on top of your washer or dryer. Then, as soon as you pull your laundry out of the dryer, you can easily iron whatever needs ironing without having to lug your ironing board and iron out every time.
If you need doing laundry to be easier for you, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you adjust the laundry processes in your home.