Laundry…the never ending story of adulthood. Did you know most adults spend an average of 8 hours per month washing, folding, and ironing laundry? You can get a lot done with an extra 8 hours!
This list will help you to decrease the amount of time you’re spending on laundry and even save you some cash!
1. Use less detergent.
This sounds counteractive, however most of us use way too much detergent, period. When measuring out your laundry soap, use significantly less than the recommended amount. Using less soap, will not decrease the cleanliness of your clothes, and you’ll save a ton of money in the process.
2. DIY stain removal.
Stain removal products are a dime a dozen. There are so many to choose from and each comes with their own gimmick. Instead of purchasing these products, create your own simple DIY solutions that work just as well, if not better. Almost all stains can be removed with simple household items including club soda, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide and more. Save yourself time by scrubbing stains right away vs. letting them set and remember most DIY stain removal solutions are created from items you already have at home.
3. Sort on the go.
Hampers are a cheap way to keep your laundry sorting time to a minimum. As you undress sort by whites, darks, colours, and socks and underwear. This simple procedure is a sure way to save time and energy when laundry day rolls around.
4. Keep an eye on the labels.
Do you keep track of the washing directions on your clothes? If not, you should. Following these symbols will save you time on drying cycles thus saving you money on your utilities. Also, when washing clothing properly you will prolong the life of your items giving your bank account a break.
5. Clean your washing machine.
This is the most important part of saving yourself from headaches on laundry day. Dirt, soap, and lint cause build up in your washing machine. Keeping your machine clean will lengthen its life, keep your clothes cleaner and cost you less to repair.
Laundry is a dreaded chore for many people and one that regularly cuts into their leisure time. If you’re looking for support in the laundry department we can help!
Do you have any laundry hacks you’d add to this list?
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