10. Wash Your Clothes Less Often
The most obvious way to avoid doing so much laundry is to...well, not do it. Not every item of clothing needs to be washed right away; in fact, you could probably wear lots of clothes more than once before you wash. Shirts can survive multiple wears if worn with an undershirt, and many people (though you can ). Check out for more info and see what others have to say—you might find that you're washing some clothes too often
Don't waste time trying to scrub out that stain later on, after you finally found your Tide to Go pen. You can remove nearly all of life's horrible stains right away using simple house hold items, like club soda, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide, and more. If you have to, pin it on your laundry machine so you never forget it. The less time you spend getting those stains out, the quicker you can get that laundry clean and folded back in its home.
One of the best tricks I ever put into practice was : one for whites, and one for colors. That way, when you take off your clothes before bed, you can sort them with almost zero effort, instead of having to rifle through everything later on. It seems like a small annoyance, but come laundry day, you'll be happy everything's sorted out for you.
Ever look at your clothing tags and see those little symbols? They're supposed to tell you how to wash that item, but heck if any of them make sense without a description. those symbols mean so you can get it right the first time (and avoid ruining your clothes). If you wash on cold, color doesn't matter, and you'll save time on drying cycles if you have all your lights in one, easier-to-dry load. It's not for everyone, but it could make your life a bit easier. Make sure you don't use fabric softener on towels, either—they'll lose their absorbency. will help you figure out what all
Sometimes it feels like half of laundry day is spent looking for that missing sock, or trying to pair everything together. If you're tired of sorting socks, it may be time to declare socksame brand, in large quantities. You'll never have to fold or sort them again. Just throw them all in your dresser and as long as you grab two socks of the same color, they'll be sure to match. Plus it helps a bit withand buy a whole new set of socks. Buy only a few colors, all from the
Don't have a basket? Can't carry a basket? You don't need one: all you need is a towel or some item of clothing large enough to wrap everything else up. You can transport an entire load of laundry down to the washer
Okay, so this one won't save you a ton of time, but it can save you money. Many of us use way too much detergent in our laundry, and while you could . Your clothes will be just as clean and you'll , the easiest way to save money is to just use less. You know how much soap the manufacturer recommends using? Use less than that. save lots of money.
Do you stack clothing in your drawers from top to bottom? If so, you've probably noticed how much of a pain it is to find what you're looking for and get it out later on. The next time you fill your drawers, pick something out. Alternatively, you can like a filing cabinet, too. as shown in the picture here. You'll be shocked how much easier it is to see what you have and
You may have seen the that gets your t-shirts folded in two seconds, but have you seen the instant t-shirt hanging method, too? What about the saddle row fold, which keeps your pants from falling off the hanger? There are a ton of more efficient ways to fold and hang your clothes.