Five laundry hacks that will save you time

Five laundry hacks that will save you time

Doing laundry can be super annoying and tiring. All the sorting, washing, drying, and folding can take so much time. Here are tricks that will make laundry less of a hassle. 

Family doing laundry
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Nothing is more frustrating than staring at a mountain of dirty clothes or a pile of laundry that needs to be ironed.

Although there are a lot of laundry services available, doing the work yourself saves you money.

All you need to do is learn a few tricks to help make the chores easier.

These hacks below will help save you time doing laundry.

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Soak the kids' clothes overnight

Kids clothes can get very dirty, especially if they play with sand or mud.

One of the best tricks to getting off the stains and ensuring that you don’t take a lot of time doing their laundry is to soak the clothes overnight or for a few hours.

Once the stains are out, it will be easier and quicker to wash the clothes.

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Get your kids involved

Let your kids help you sort out the clothes according to colour before you wash them.

Once the laundry is dry, you can ask them to help you sort out the socks according to colour and to fold them.

Don’t tumble dry all the clothes

One of the ways to reduce the amount of clothes that needs to be ironed is to not spin or tumble dry them.

Some wrinkles are caused due to high spin speeds.

Also be mindful of the way you hang the clothes on the laundry line. Do it in such a way you aren’t making them more wrinkled. 

Hang most of the clothes

Folding takes a lot of time and one of the best ways to ensure you don’t spend hours folding the clothes is to simply hang them.

Another trick is to buy different colour hangers for your children so that each child knows his or her clothes are put on a specific hanger, especially if they share a wardrobe.

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Pack the clothes according to colour

A neat and well-organised wardrobe will save you the time of searching for clothes. Try to pack your clothes according to colour. This will not only make your wardrobe look good, but also neat.

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