As a work at home mom, I am always juggling housework and business. However, I’ve recently found a few simple ways to improve and save more time when doing household chores. Let’s make life a little bit easier with these tips to improve how you do your laundry.
I hear the question a lot of “How do I get better at laundry?”. These tips will help you get out of the “old routine” and into one that might work for you. Laundry does not have to be the most terrible household chore anymore.
Laundry Tips to Improve Your Wash Routine
How do I get better at laundry?
The best way I’ve found to keep laundry under control is understanding first how to separate it. I was taught the “old way” of doing laundry that you should always divide colors, whites, towels, reds, jeans, etc. I’ve quickly learned that this way causes A LOT of laundries to do during the day. It also cost me about $25 more a month in water bills! STOP DOING IT THIS WAY!
Start thinking about the Laundry in these categories:
- Towels and Clothing You Wear Closest to Your Skin (i.e. underwear, socks, undershirts)
- Everyday Clothing (i.e. shirts, pants, sweaters)
- Colors that Bleed
You will find that you suddenly have fewer loads of laundry and your clothing is perfectly safe. If you are concerned about anything bleeding, just wash separately.
What wash cycles to use for each type of clothing
- Towels and Clothing You Wear Closest to Skin – Normal Cycle on Warm/Hot
- Everyday Clothing – Light Cycle on Cold/Cold
- Delicates – Gentle Cycle or Hand Wash as Directed by Washing Instructions
- Colors that Bleed – Gentle Cycle on Cold/Cold
** Remember that there are exceptions such as clothing that comes home muddy, full of paints, etc. Those you need to wash separately, as directed on the washing instructions. Always consult your washing instructions prior to using this method.
How to better fold laundry
Tired of mountains of unfolded laundry in the baskets? If you’re like me, you don’t mind the washing but you loathe the folding. Here’s a tip. Don’t add another load into the washer until you’ve put away what is in your basket.
Move whatever is in the wash into the dryer but immediately go to fold the clothes that are in the laundry basket BEFORE you put another load in. Trust me, I have finally found folding peace with this method, and I’m not overwhelmed with tons of folding at once.
Use these very simple but effective basic laundry tips in your laundry routine and I can promise you, you will see a difference. I’ve saved so much time to be able to focus on my day elsewhere. Not to mention saving money in how little we wash now by using this method. I’m so glad to have finally found laundry peace and you can too!
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