10 Tips to Streamline Laundry Day
Or, if you feel as though you’re always doing laundry, see if you can get away with cutting back to twice a week. If you have a large household, there may simply be no way of getting around doing tons of laundry. The tips that follow will make the work lighter, but remember that you can also use laundering as an excuse to take some downtime for yourself. Put on a podcast or audiobook, listen to music, or catch up on a favorite show while you wash, dry and fold.
3. Use baskets to presort laundry. Who hasn’t experienced the dreaded laundry room floor pileup? This tends to happen while laundry is in progress and the person doing the laundry is attempting to get things sorted out — and it gets worse when the laundry is then left there to “finish later” for some indeterminate period of time. A simple solution is to use a three- or four-bin laundry sorter and toss clothes into the appropriate bin from the get-go.
6. Set out some helpful extras. A bowl for pocket change, a small wastebasket and a stain removal chart are nice little extras to have on hand. Also consider keeping a stack of sticky notes and a pen nearby. You can use these to stick a reminder on the washer if you need to remove an item to air-dry.