How to Conquer Laundry Day


Let’s face it, laundry is one of those things the majority of us dread tackling, especially if you have a large family. We would probably go without wearing any clothes if it meant we didn’t have to touch a load. Of course, that’s too good to be true and also…illegal, but hey, can’t a gal dream a little? Anywho, bottom line is, washing clothes is one of those pesty things we just cannot avoid, no matter how bad we hate doing the frightful task. We just have to suck it up and get it done.


But how can we get through this torturous responsibility without feeling overwhelmed, without letting tons of clothes pile up on us and without allowing it to take over our entire Saturday mornings, afternoons and sometime evenings? There must be something out there to make this aspect of being an adult so much easier. Tips, Advice, Techniques…SOMETHING! Where are you?! Well, I’m here to tell you, laundry doesn’t have to be a burden. Well, maybe not that bad of a burden. There are tools and practices one can use and exercise to make doing laundry a little more enjoyable! Okay, okay, maybe not enjoyable, but more manageable and tolerable. Here are four tips I practice that make my world on laundry day as smooth as a baby’s bum-bum…


Tip One: Sort as You Go

Consider investing in a laundry sorter hamper. This convenient beauty allows you to sort dirty clothes as you’re placing them in the hamper. Picture this: you have a laundry sorter which allows you to create three loads; darks, colored, whites (any preference that works best for you).


As you are placing dirty clothes in the hamper, you will have the opportunity to place the clothing in the appropriate load. This makes doing laundry so much easier, as it takes the sorting process out the equation on laundry day. Also, remember to place your hamper in an area you normally get undressed. This will help with scattered clothes throughout the house. You can find the one shown above from Walmart.com for $26, but there are several sorters available; different styles and prices.


Tip Two: Give It Your Undivided Attention

Speaking of laundry day, choose a day to do laundry and laundry only. A lot of us start laundry and don’t finish because we end up getting side tracked some way, somehow.


This process is where a lot of us get hung up at. We either wash, dry and don’t fold nor put away or we wash, dry, fold and just don’t put away and in some cases, we just wash, forget to dry and end up with mildew smelling clothes, which by the way, forces us to wear them stinky or to have to rewash. My advice? Select a day to do laundry where you can Netflix & Chill, read a book, catch up on some work or just relax at home. That way your mind is occupied from the unpleasant chore and you’re also giving your laundry your undivided attention by making sure you are on top of getting it all done.


Tip Three: Do These Stink?

Really? Do you really have to put every single item you wear into the hamper? Nope, you absolutely do not. Don’t make clothes dirty if they are truly not. A lot of the time, we can hang our clothes up right after wearing them.



As soon as you get home from work, take off your clothes and hang them up. Ran a quick errand? Take off your clothes and hang them up. Wore a shirt or a pair of pants for a hot second? Take it off and hang it up. If the clothes you wore do not have any stains on them or does not smell, put them away where they belong. This is a fantastic way to keep laundry clutter down.


Tip Four: Get It All Done

And my last and final tip for you all (although I’m sure I can come up with a trillion more) is to wash, dry, fold and put away all in the same day. As you take a load out the dryer, fold it and put it away immediately.



Trust me, I know this technique may seem tedious and tiresome, but it’s so worth it. Don’t let doing laundry drag out. Get it done and over it in one day. Never allow laundry to run into your next day. We got to leave the past in the past and laundry, I’ll see you in a week.


Always With You In Mind,

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