Staying organized and on top of your lifestyle isn’t easy. It requires staying focused on each task and making sure that you’re keeping up with it all.
Between your job, your life, and your family, essential things such as maintaining your laundry, understandably, tend to take a back seat.
However, you also need a clean in and professional outfit come Monday morning. How can you possibly keep up with it all?
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make laundry day easier for yourself each week.
Consider all of the ways listed below that you can improve your laundry maintenance and not drive yourself crazy in the process.
1. Don’t Do It as Much
While this might seem counterproductive to keeping your clothes clean, it serves as the opposite.
All you clean freaks out there probably can’t stomach the thought of doing your laundry less often, but it can be a huge benefit.
First off, the more your wash and dry your clothes, the shorter a lifespan those pieces of clothing will have. Secondly, you can get by without washing some clothes every week.
Your jeans don’t need to be washed after every wear. There’s some debate about how much you should wash your jeans, or if you should wash them at all.
2. Schedule Your Laundry in Categories
Momma always told you that certain types of laundry need to be divided and washed separately. Take her advice and use it for your schedule throughout the week.
You can schedule specific times of the week to wash certain items (such as towels, sheets, etc.) so you don’t have this overwhelming amount of laundry waiting to be washed each weekend.
That way, you can focus on things such as washing your colored clothes and neutral clothes on Saturday or Sunday.
The more hours that you dedicate to watching a particular batch of your laundry throughout the week, the less overbearing it will seem.
3. Wash Your Clothes Inside-Out
Everyone gets ticked off when they run their favorite shirt or pair of jeans into the washer and they come out faded. Why does this always happen to the good pieces of clothing?
Most people deal with this issue but never take proper steps to ensure that it will never happen again.
One trick you should start using is washing all of your clothes inside out. There are two reasons for this. First, it cleans the shirt or pants from the inside where all the sweat and oil from your skin is.
Secondly, if the washer or drying does fade the material a bit, it will be on the inside, not the outside where everyone can see it.
Another trick that coincides with this one is to wash all of your clothes with the cold water option. Coldwater tends to the dye in your fabric better than warm water and is less harmful to the integrity of your color.
4. Integrate Other Chores With It
Possibly the biggest reason for not being able to focus on your laundry is the overwhelming amount of other household chores you need to do.
You have a lot of chores to cross off of your list and very little time to do so. The thing is, laundry has a pre-determined amount of time. You can’t force the washer and dryer to work any faster.
Take back control of your weekends by adjusting your chores to the laundry, not the other way around.
Place clothes in the washer, then choose another chore to perform while you wait 20 to 25 minutes to switch it out. Then find another task to do while you wait the hour or so for your clothes to dry.
Then, after that, it’s time to dedicate 10 to 15 minutes of your time to fold the laundry, putting it away, and switching the other laundry around.
5. Invest in a Laundry Cart
Sometimes you need a handy dandy tool to help get things organized. If you wanted to take control of your finances, you’d start a budget, right? The same thought process here with buying a laundry cart.
You know the need for sorting your laundry, but it doesn’t come naturally to you. Get a laundry cart that will have separate bags for you to sort your laundry organically.
Then, when it comes time to wash those specific types of laundry, it’s as easy as wheeling the laundry cart down the hallway and tossing the laundry in accordingly.
6. Air Out Your Bedding Items
Yes, there is a need to clean your bedding items such as pillows, comforters, and duvets. No, you don’t need to do that by washing them. Unless, of course, Muffins, the family dog, peed on it.
You can capitalize on those beautiful sunny days during the spring and summer to air out your bedding items.
All they need is a few hours in the outside air to regain their cleanliness. Many manufacturers discourage you from washing your items at all.
Assuming you don’t want to take your duvet cover to the dry cleaners for a wash, this is your best option for cleanliness and budget-friendliness!
Make Laundry Day Easier With These Tips
Now that you’ve seen several ways to make laundry day easier for you and your family, it’s time to put these best practices into action.
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