By 2015, I thought laundry should be washing itself, but it’s not. Time is precious, so it’s important that my laundry routine gets faster. I’ve actually mastered a faster laundry routine, and I wanted to share those tips with you. The less time you spend doing laundry, the more time you can spend doing other things like eating chocolate or watching your favorite television show.
5 Ways to Speed Up Your Laundry Routine
Create a Schedule
If you are like most people, you just throw clothes into the washer on any given day. Well, if you want laundry to go faster, then it’s time to create a schedule. Washing certain family members clothing on certain days is one way to get a faster laundry routine. That way you’re not even messing with anyone else’s clothes that day. You are just washing the person’s laundry that is on the schedule.
Know Your Washer and Dryer
Do you know how long it takes for your washer to do a complete wash? Are you familiar with how long it takes your dryer to completely dry a load of laundry? Make sure you write down how long it takes your washer and dryer to do their job. This will help you gauge how many loads you can get done in one day. After you know how long it takes to run clothes through the wash and the dryer, set a timer. It never hurts to have a reminder that the clothing is done washing and drying! The less time you spend forgetting, the more time you could be washing laundry.
Sort Laundry Beforehand
In my home, we sort laundry before laundry day even happens. If you take off a white shirt, then that shirt should be going in the whites pile. When your jeans come off, it’s time to put those in the jeans pile. This takes a little more organization, but it speeds up laundry day like you wouldn’t believe.
Share the Chore of Laundry
Instead of forcing the chore of laundry on one person, it’s time to divvy up the responsibilities. As long as the kids are old enough, ask them to carry their laundry to the laundry room when it’s their wash day. They can also help fold and put their clothing away. Let’s face it, laundry is a big chore and moms and dads can use all the help they can get!
Stay on It
This is one tip that seems like it’s easier said than done. So many of us wait to do laundry on one day of the week and we’re so fed up by the time it’s said and done. It’s time to hold ourselves accountable and stay on top of the laundry. Just doing one or two loads a day helps save us from Mt. Laundry. My rule is that as soon as the laundry is done in the dryer, it’s time to fold them and put them away. As soon as you find yourself taking the laundry from the dryer and hiding it in your room, you know you’re in trouble.
I hope these tips help laundry go a little faster for you. Laundry isn’t something we always enjoy doing, but it must be done. Why not get the laundry done as fast as possible? With these tips you can!