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5 Organizational Hacks to Stay on Top of Laundry

27 July 2023
5 Organizational Hacks to Stay on Top of Laundry

Just like any other individual, you're probably drowning in laundry. It's everywhere you look: piled up in baskets, draped over chairs, and even on the floor. You can never find the clothes you need, and when you do, they're wrinkled and dirty. You feel like you're constantly on a laundry hamster wheel, never getting ahead.

 

Indubitably, laundry is a challenging household task for many people. It can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and expensive. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a little effort and organization, you can quickly get a handle on your laundry and enjoy a pile-free life.

 

 

Laundry Room Organization Ideas for a Clutter-free Home

Doing the laundry doesn't have to be something you don’t want to do. You can turn them from a daily chore into a quick and easy once-a-week task by following these organizational ideas.

 

 

Get Rid of those Clothes You Don’t Wear.

One way to reduce your dirty laundry is to get rid of clothes you don't wear. This will make it easier to keep up with your laundry and save time and energy.

 

When considering how many of each item of clothing you need, ask yourself how often you wear each item. For example, if you only wear two or three pairs of jeans on a regular basis, you probably don't need nine pairs. You should also get rid of duplicates and triplicates and clothes you haven't worn in the past six months, except those ultra-dressy items.

 

 

Stop Washing Out-of-Season Clothes

If you live in a variable climate, you may have a closet or drawers stuffed with clothes that you're not currently wearing. This can be a problem because it takes up space and makes it difficult to find the clothes you need.

 

A good solution is to pack away seasonal clothes and only keep the clothes you're currently wearing. This will free up space in your closet or drawers and make it easier to find the clothes you need. Use plastic bins, vacuum-sealed bags, or even just old pillowcases to pack them. Be sure to label the bins or bags, so you know what's inside. When you're ready to switch to the next season, you can just unpack the clothes from the bins or bags. This will save you time and energy, and it will also help to keep your closet or drawers organized.

 

 

Avoid Washing Your Clothes Too Often

Many people need to wash their clothes more often. This can be wasteful of water, energy, and detergent, and it can also shorten the lifespan of your clothes. A good rule of thumb is only to wash your clothes if they are dirty or smelly. You can often get away with wearing shirts two or three times before washing them, and pants can usually be worn even more. Sheets and towels can also be washed less often. Beds can be limited to a weekly change, and bath towels can be used two or three times before washing.

 

 

Streamline Laundry Routine with Timed Loads

You can also establish a consistent laundry routine by designating a specific laundry day for different family members or laundry types. For example, Mondays for kids' clothes, Tuesdays for bedding and towels, and so on. Optimize your washer and dryer's performance by setting them for quick cycles, like the "spin cycle," to save time and energy.

 

 

Make it a Family Affair

This is a great way to get everyone involved in household chores and help to teach children about responsibility. You can assign different tasks to each person, such as sorting laundry, loading the washing machine, or folding clothes. This will help make laundry less of a burden and more of a team effort.

 

 

Hacks and Tips to Make Laundry Your Favorite Activity

Say goodbye to your laundry nightmare as you take control of your laundry and get it done quickly and easily. Although it takes some planning and effort to create new routines and habits, it is worth it to be free of the endless laundry treadmill. Here are more additional hacks and tips to make laundry your favorite activity.

 

 

Optimize Your Laundry Room Layout

Create a well-organized laundry room by installing wall-mounted laundry baskets, shelves, and cabinets. Use labeled bins for different types of dirty clothes (e.g., whites, delicates, workout clothes) to easily sort them before washing. Ensure that your laundry room is easily accessible to all family members, making it convenient for them to drop off their dirty clothes.

 

You can also dedicate a reachable space for a stain removal kit in your laundry room. Keep a stain removal kit stocked with various stain removers and cleaning supplies within reach of your laundry area. These tools will help you treat stains promptly, increasing the chances of successful stain removal.

 

 

Create a Convenient Folding Station

Set up a folding station with an ironing board and a clean surface near the washer and dryer. This designated space will make it easier to fold clean clothes immediately after they come out of the dryer, reducing wrinkles and making the task more manageable.

 

Also, get creative with your folding. There are many different ways to fold clothes, so find a method that works for you and makes laundry more fun. You can fold clothes in half, thirds, or quarters. You can also fold them accordion style or roll them up. Experiment with different folding methods to find one that you enjoy.

 

 

Consider Air Drying and Space-Saving Solutions

To save space and money, consider air drying certain clothes and delicate fabrics instead of using the dryer. Install a retractable clothesline or use a foldable drying rack to air dry clothes indoors during bad weather. Pottery Barn offers stylish wall-mounted drying racks that blend seamlessly with your laundry room decor. If you have an extra budget, opt for dry cleaning.

 

 

Listen to Music or a Podcast While You Do Laundry

This is a great way to make laundry more enjoyable and less tedious. Listen to your favorite music, a podcast, or find a new one to discover. This will help to pass the time and make laundry more fun.

 

 

Reward Yourself for a Job Well Done

Once you're finished with laundry, give yourself a pat on the back or treat yourself to something you enjoy. This can help you feel good about completing a task and make you more likely to do laundry again in the future.

 

 

This is one of the reasons why many people opt for house and lot Philippines with bigger spaces for laundry rooms. But if you happen to have a limited laundry station, it is also often seen as the most cluttered part of your home. One perfect solution is to utilize the space and follow these organizational hacks and tips to make laundry a breeze.

 

If you’re looking for properties with bigger lots, you can always count on Lumina Homes. We have an affordable house and lot packages with a spacious lot area ideal for home extensions. Check out our property listings page for detailed information about our affordable house and lot for sale locations.

 

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