Laundry day – just the thought of spending all day moving your clothes in and out of the washer and dryer is enough to make you groan, isn’t it? But if you’ve ever realized at the worst possible moment that you don’t have anything to wear, you know how important it is to stay on top of your laundry. Whether you’re a new college student doing your own laundry for the first time, or a practiced adult who’s just tired of spending so much time on laundry, here are a few tips and tricks for making laundry day easier!

 

  1. Sort, sort, sort. When you’re short on time it can be tempting to let this go and just throw all your clothes in at once, but try to resist the temptation. If you’ve ever had a white shirt turned pink by tossing it in the wrong load then you know the dangers of not sorting your laundry. Avoid any mishaps by separating your laundry by color and type. If you have the space, you can even pre-sort your clothes when you’re done with them and save yourself some time when you’re ready to do laundry.
  2. Make a schedule. You might already have some type of laundry schedule – maybe you wash your towels or your bed sheets every weekend. But making a full laundry schedule for all your clothes is a great way to stay on top of your laundry and ensure that you don’t run out of either clothes or time.
  3. Space it out. The best laundry day is the one that doesn’t take the whole day, right? Instead of spending one day a week doing laundry all day, try to arrange your laundry schedule so that you only do a load or two a night. Not only will this keep you from a day of doing nothing but laundry, but it’ll also be easier to stick to that handy schedule you made if you aren’t trying to cram it all in at once.
  4. Multitask. One of the worst things about laundry day is that feeling that you’re tied to your washer and dryer. You can’t do anything to involved because you have to move your clothes around every 30 to 50 minutes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get anything else done! Doing the dishes, sweeping the floor, even vacuuming a bedroom – all of these can be done while you’re waiting for the washer or dryer to finish.

 

Laundry is a chore, it’s true – an important one, but not always a pleasant one. That said, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Follow these tips for an easier and less stressful laundry schedule!

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