Today we want to share with you 7 Essential Laundry Hacks that we recently uncovered. With these tips you will be able to streamline your laundry tasks, save tons of time and keep laundry from ruling your life!
1. SORT YOUR LAUNDRY PILES IMMEDIATELY
This may seem like a no-brainer but sorting upon removing the article of clothing is a great way to save time. Invest in separate bins for whites, darks and delicate items such as wool sweaters and encourage your family to follow suit. . By sorting as you shed your clothing for the day, the task will be much more manageable as the pile is ready to go when the bin becomes full!
2. USE A MESH LAUNDRY BAG FOR SOCKS
Do you find yourself with one too many single socks without a partner? Keep track of every single pair and make pairing them easy when you put your socks inside a mesh laundry bag before you throw them in the washing machine. Once they’re clean and dry, you’ll be able to pair them up in no time. You can also use the mesh bag more more delicate items.
3. USE ICE CUBES TO GET RID OF WRINKLES
This hack is essential for those who don’t have time to iron nor do not enjoy the task. Simply toss a few ice cubes into the dryer for around 15 minutes. The cubes work as a natural steam releaser that provides all around moisture in the dryer thus reducing wrinkles in your dress shirts and trousers. Try it out and you may be able to skip ironing completely!
4. STICK WITH EASY TO WEAR COTTONS
We have mentioned this before in a previous post but this is a biggie! Items like wool and silk, though nice, usually require separate wash cycles that can take time and must be washed separately. To minimize this extra time, invest in easy-to-wear cotton pieces, which not only allows for grouping items together but also will avoid trips to the dry cleaners! When everything can be added to your general wash you not only save time but money as well (plus cotton in general is better for the environment then synthetic fabrics like polyester!)
5. DRY YOUR CLOTHING FASTER
In a hurry to dry your clothing? Simply add a clean, dry towel to the load for maximum drying efficiency in a short amount of time! The dry towel will absorb excess moisture and speed up the drying up to 50% - saving you time and also decreasing the drying cycle time.
6. AVOID THE IRON - AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
If you want to avoid ironing as much as possible we recommend the following tips which you can combine based on the type of fabric.
- Only spin at low speeds
- Reshape your clothes while they're still damp flattening out wrinkles as you go as much as possible
- Select cool and short tumble drying cycles
- Hang shirts, skirts, dresses and jackets on hangers to dry as soon as you remove them , then fold them carefully when thoroughly dry. This will help you avoid ironing in most cases.
- If you have an item that needs ironing, tackle it while it is still damp – it's quicker and easier.
7. KEEP YOUR LAUNDRY MACHINE CLEAN - ALWAYS!
It may be the case that you find yourself looking at dingy clothes even though you just washed your clothes. If your laundry rarely looks as bright or smells as fresh as it should, it's likely that your washing machine itself needs cleaning. Esure that you are regularly cleaning your machine as well. With Wash Warrior™ deep cleaning tablets you can ensure your wash load comes out sparkling and that your washing machine lasts as long as it’s meant to.