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.