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How would it change your days to be able to conquer dirty laundry fast & easy EVERY single week? Ah, to finally get a little control over it so that it’s not such a dreaded chore! Keep reading, friend. Although there are two things that I don’t foresee going away and that’s dirty laundry and dishes, but I’ve got some home hack ideas to break free from the stress of clean vs. dirty laundry once and for all!
If your house is like mine, my people are going to keep changing clothes daily and getting them dirty. Laundry duty was always such a thorn in my side because I always felt like I was “behind.” If keeping everyone’s clothes clean and ready is a stressful thorn in your side too, then let’s get on to what these two laundry hacks are, shall we?!
Dirty laundry solutions
I’ve made changes in how I deal with dirty laundry on a daily basis and it truly does feel as though I’ve pulled that thorn out of my side, so to speak. It used to be such a burden but I actually enjoy laundry duty now! Laundry is no longer bringing me down AND we actually have clean clothes to wear when we reach for them that I don’t have to chase down – only to find wrinkled and looking slept in.
#1 ONE LAUNDRY LOAD AT A TIME
If you are struggling to get your whole laundry issue under control then lean in close to what I’m about to share with you. Start your laundry intervention by not putting the second load of laundry in the washer until the first load is clean, dry, and put away. AND wash at least one load – every single day. I know it sounds crazy, (especially for large families), but stick with me, friend.
Part of laundry chaos is having clothes in all stages all of the house in an unorganized hot mess – dirty, clean but wrinkled in the hamper, dry but still in the dryer, wet and forgotten in the washer, etc. The ultimate goal, in the end, is to figure out how many loads a day would be ideal for your family. When you are just starting out, getting in the habit of following through with one load of laundry to the end is key! After you’ve mastered that hack, then you can add more loads.
#2 RUN TO THAT CLOTHES DRYER, HONEY
Well, you don’t have to run, but the next most important hack to deal with dirty laundry chaos is to take clothes out of the dryer immediately – and do so in the laundry room if there’s any way possible.
What do I mean?
By removing clothes from the dryer as soon as it buzzes (or your phone timer goes off) will eliminate your laundry stress by 50%. Instead of leaving clothes in the dryer to get wrinkled (where most will have to be ironed later), put hangup clothes on hangers immediately. If you have to throw unmentionables, socks, and PJs in a hamper to fold later, so be it. But get those shirts, pants, skirts, etc. on a hanger a.s.a.p. and let every family come and retrieve them from the laundry room rod.
I can’t remember the last time I used an iron and ironing board. Seriously! I put my dryer on the permanent press setting and hang up clothes as soon as that dryer dings.
Life changing, Y’all!
There are more tips to share why I love doing laundry and laundry room organization. If you’d like more cleaning tips and hacks, HERE is a full page of them. Be diligent to make these two dirty laundry hacks into habits and you’ll thank me later, friend. Let me know what you think!
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