For someone who LOVES cleaning, laundry is just not my favorite activity. It’s a necessary evil but one I am never excited to do. Changing sheets? Love! Cleaning the kitchen? I’m down for that. But Laundry? ugh. Over the years my hate of doing laundry has successfully made me come up with a few ways to make doing laundry easier, faster, and more efficient. Today I am partnering with Faultless Starch to bring you my best laundry tips.
Best Laundry Tips
Tip 1 Choose Days and stick to them: We do laundry on Wednesdays and Sundays. Why? I have no idea but when we started living together those were just the days it happened. I like Sundays because it is also the day we clean, change sheets, sometimes grocery shop etc. Sundays are a great day to have a fresh start for the week and having the house cleaned, and laundry done is a great way to start that. Wednesdays are good because if we only did laundry once a week it would take ALL DAY SUNDAY. Doing a load on Wednesdays makes it a lot easier.
Tip 2 Have a plan: For us this is simple. Our laundry room is very small. Granted it’s the biggest one we’ve had but still small. It’s right off our garage so we walk through it no less than 10 times a day. It has good shelving to store detergents, and other laundry related items but not a lot of space to hang clothes that need to air dry. We split this up. In our laundry room above the washer and dryer we have a long bar that we hang shirts on to dry. In our bedroom we set up a drying rack to hang pants, my workout clothes, and other items that don’t go in the dryer. I like this plan because we aren’t scrambling when laundry needs to get done. Another part of our plan is what is washed together. For instance sheets wash by themselves. Towels and bigger items wash together. Then we do clothes.
Tip 3 Iron after you wash, before you hang: Listen no one likes to iron. It’s like the stepsister of laundry. My husband is a fan of no iron shirts and pants and while those are great there are still a lot of items weekly that need to be ironed. We have found that ironing shirts, pants, etc right after doing laundry really helps. Otherwise it’s early morning ironing when you’re tired and it’s just the last thing you want to do. Sure there are times things can wrinkle in the closet but using Faultless Premium Starch it really helps. Faultless Premium really performs and keeps clothes looking new. You can wear a shirt tons of times before seeing any wear. The Faultless bottle also doesn’t clog, flake or spot! Win! Here is an instant coupon if you want to try it for yourself!
Tip 4 Never let it get out of control: The worst thing you can do is let it pile up. I know I know things come up. It’s very easy for me to say this when we don’t have kids and there are just two of us. But even when it was just me I didn’t let it get bad. Once you let it get bad you always will. It’s never-ending really. So just try to stick to a schedule.
Tip 5 Right after a trip: Here is a time where it’s usually out of control. When you go on a trip there is just so much laundry. I find if we are gone for a weekend or a week we have an insane amount of laundry to do when we return. My biggest tip for this is to unpack in your laundry room. Take all dirty clothes out and separate them. We usually wash clean clothes too unless we’ve kept them completely separated. I also have a pile of stuff that needs to be washed delicately. If you do laundry right away you will feel so much better. The worst thing is waiting a few days and just staring at your suitcase. I can’t function that way!!
These are my best laundry tips. They are fairly simple and pretty straight forward but they will really make a huge difference in your laundry plans!
What are your best laundry tips?
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