Spend Less Time Doing Laundry with These Tips

How much time do you spend each week doing laundry?  Is it an hour? Is it three? Regardless of the exact time, I am willing to bet that you would rather be spending some of that time on something else. I have 3 children and a hard working husband which means I find myself doing a lot of laundry each and every week.  I have made some changes thought that have helped with how much time I am spending doing it. Would you like to hear about it?

I can’t promise that you won’t need to spend any time at all doing laundry, but you can spend less time doing laundry with these tips.

  • Wash denim less often – Unless they are visibly dirty, forgo washing your jeans for a while.  Not only will this keep you from washing them over and over, but it will also prolong the life of your jeans, which will save you money.
  • Hang towels after use – I have 3 children, one of them being a teenager who uses two towels every day after her shower.  I have started making each child hang their towels after each use and they need to reuse them 2-3 times before I wash them.  I would literally wash a load of towels daily if we didn’t do this.
  • Do laundry daily – Yeah, I know it sucks, but if you do one load of laundry each day, you will spend only a small time doing it as opposed to taking an entire afternoon or day washing all of the laundry in the house.  I do this mostly because I hate folding laundry, so folding one load at a time is far less annoying than folding 10 loads in a day.
  • Make sure clean clothes get put away – pay attention when your kids put their laundry away.  I have a 10 year old that likes to take the easy way, every time and I often find clothes that I just washed back in the laundry.  I think it’s because he tosses his clean clothes on his nightstand or on the floor and then moves them to the laundry when he cleans his room.  That issue has since been taken care of, but it was happening for a while before I really caught on.