Getting the laundry done remains a constant fact of life, it does not matter if you love it or you detest it. One way to away with the annoyingness of laundry is to bring order to your laundry room by building your personal laundry routine. By creating a laundry routine, you’ll be able to stop thinking about unfinished laundry, and relax because you know you have a system for getting it done.
You can decide to do one load of laundry each day, or set a day dedicated to doing laundry, according to whichever works better for you. It’s easy to build your routine into a daily schedule, it’s quite consistent, while you can also dedicate one day to working on laundry, and then forget about it for the rest of the week.
Four Easy Ways to Organize your Laundry Routine
Sort laundry as you toss them in the hamper. To prevent any mishap, use a three sorter hamper (for whites, darks and lights) to divide the pile ahead of you. Sorting your laundry beforehand will save you lots of time on laundry day. As you sort, make sure to empty pockets, unbutton shirts, and other processes.
While sorting your clothes, be sure to check through the labels. Put aside any items listed as hand wash, delicate or dry cleaning, since you’ll want to treat these separately.
Once you’re ready to do a load, make sure you have everything you need: fabric softener, bleach, detergent and stain stick. If you’re washing items like lingerie, sweaters, or other delicate clothing, separate them from the rest of your load in a mesh bag. This will help keep clothes from becoming tangled and damaged. You can wash your socks using a mesh bag also, so you don’t lose a mate.
To dry your clothing, make use of a drying rack. Dry more than half of your clothes at one go with a laundry rack installed in your laundry room. Drying racks help preserve the shape and quality of both delicate and cotton clothing alike. You can involve your children, as it is suitable for all ages, it is height wise. With the press of a button on the controller the arms are lowered to any favorable height. It’s also best to dry full loads of laundry, as opposed to a few items at a time by the tumble dryer, as it’s more efficient.
Always remember to remove clothes from the dryer as soon as possible to prevent wrinkles and either fold or hang them up, this isn’t the case with drying rack, when your clothes are dry you can leave them on the rack. The end product wrinkle-free, therefore minimal ironing is required. But still, you can take advantage of a vertical space and mount your ironing board on the wall so that you can fold it up when it’s not in use.