It’s laundry day and all you can see are piles and piles of dirty clothes, bedding, and towels. It’s enough to stress a person out!
If you struggle to keep up with the laundry in your house, it’s time for an intervention. Below, we’ve put together a few great tips to help you tackle the mountains of dirty clothes and keep up with it all, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Here’s how you can keep laundry from piling up on you.
1. Wash A Load Every Day
Forget about laundry day and start washing a load of dirty clothes every day. Don’t think about it, just do it, and get it over with. Fold it and put it away, too. If you only do part of the process, you’ll create more work for yourself in the end.
2. Get Ready The Night Before
Get a load of laundry ready for action by prepping the washer the night before. Put the clothes and detergent in the washer and shut the lid. In the morning, all you have to do is turn it on.
3. Enlist The Rest Of The Family
For the members of your family that are old enough to understand and execute the process, have them wash their own clothes and towels. This will reduce the amount of work you have to do and the amount of stress you have to deal with. Doing laundry is a life skill everyone should know.
4. Re-wear Clothing
Much of the clothing you wear can be worn more than once before washing. Jeans, pants, t-shirts, and shorts can all be worn at least twice before heading to the laundry room. Also, towels you dry off with after bathing can be used several times before they need washing. When you wear your clothing more than once, you cut down on the amount of laundry that must go through the washer.
An exception to this rule is workout clothes and underwear or if you’re someone who perspires a lot. These items should be washed after each wearing.
5. Set A Reminder
We know your days are busy and remembering to do laundry every day can be a challenge. Set a reminder on your phone to go off once a day to remind you to throw a load of laundry in. Setting a timer will keep you on track and help reduce stress.
Not enough dirty laundry to do a load every day? No worries. Just set a schedule that works for you. The trick is to not wait to do laundry until 10 loads are staring you in the face.
If you constantly have piles of laundry sitting around the house, the method above will help you keep up with it, so you stress less about this tiresome task.