There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done, especially the never-ending loads of laundry. There are several tricks, however, that can save lots of time before and after doing the laundry. The following 10 laundry hacks will help you save time when caring for your clothes.
1. Remove Grease Using White Chalk
Instead of presoaking or scrubbing with a brush, simply rub a piece of white chalk over stains. The chalk will absorb the grease so the stain will easily be removed in the wash.
2. Fold Immediately
Folding clothes right out of the dryer will reduce wrinkling and save on ironing time later.
3. Hangers on the Line
Ironing time can also be shortened by hanging shirts on hangers on the clothes line. When they're almost dry put them in the dryer for about 15 minutes. This may eliminate the need to do any ironing at all.
4. Milk for Red Wine Stains
Use milk to quickly remove red wine stains before tossing items into the laundry.
5. Clean Out the Lint
Keeping the lint filter free of debris will help clothes dry faster.
6. Keep Multiple Hampers
Keeping two or three separate hampers or baskets will eliminate sorting time before washing. Having one for whites, brights, and delicates in the bedroom will save lots of time spent sorting.
7. Solve the Sock Problem
Throw out every sock in the drawer and invest in only one kind. This way they never have to be matched. This may be an initial investment but will save tons of time in the future.
8. Fill Drawers Properly
Instead of placing folded items in drawers on top of each other, which can make it time consuming to find items, place them front to back. Rolling items or folding them so they are stored front to back makes it possible to see everything at once.
9. Wash Delicates
Lots of delicate items can be put in the washer instead of washed by hand as long as they're protected. Buy a mesh bag to put delicates in and then wash them on the gentle cycle with cold water.
10. Right Side Out
For those spending a lot of time turning laundry right side out, make it a rule for older kids to make sure clothes are turned the correct way before tossing them in the hamper.