3 tips to make laundry time faster and more efficient

No one likes chores. From yard work to doing dishes, nothing will make chores more fun, but they can be made easier. Of all of the household chores, I personally think doing the laundry is one of the easier tasks because a big percentage of the time is the clothes just being in the washer and dryer. However, that does not mean that sorting and folding the clothes can’t be made easier.

  1. Pre-sort your clothes. Instead of just throwing all of your dirty clothes into one clothes hamper (or the floor), get two hampers and only put white clothes in one and put colored clothing in the other. This way, when it comes time to get to cleaning, you don’t have to sort through 2, 3, or even 4 weeks of dirty clothes.
  2. Pre-treat stains. Whether you use a stain treatment or you just apply some laundry detergent right to the stain, don’t wait until right before you do laundry to do so. Apply the treatment to the stain right away for best results. Also, if the stain does not come out after one wash, do not put in the dryer because that may help the stain set. Apply more treatment to the stain and don’t be afraid to put it through another wash.
  3. Put small items in a mesh bag before you put them in the washer. Small items like underwear and socks can go in the mesh bag so that panties don’t get tangled up into balls and your socks always stay close to their other halves.

Happy laundry going!


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