Laundry has to be one of the most dreaded chores. If you feel like each weekend has you staring down a mountain of dirty clothing and linens, you might want to reconsider how you do things. Let’s look at a few tips to help you tame the laundry pile and free up your weekends.
Gather It Up
First things first. Gather up all the laundry from throughout your home. This includes bedding, the wet towels hubby left on the floor, and all the dirty socks your teen boys seem to leave all over the house. It might be overwhelming to see all the laundry in one spot, but it needs to be done.
Sort It Out
You can sort your laundry however you want. If you usually do laundry once a week, you will have a lot to sort through. What you want to avoid is loads of laundry that aren’t full. You want to make sure you’re washing as much laundry as you can in each load.
Use Color Catcher Sheets
Color catcher sheets are life changing. No more worrying about which load to put that red shirt in. These sheets allow you to combine all your laundry in one load and not worry. These sheets can be a bit pricey, but they are worth every penny.
Put Each Load Away Once It’s Done
As you work through your laundry pile, put away each load as it’s dry. You may be tempted to just fold and sort everything and place it off to the side. This results in a huge job once all the laundry is done. If you put things away as each load is done, the work seems to be much easier.
Wash a Load a Day
Last, but not least, once you’ve tamed the laundry pile, get in the habit of washing a load of laundry each day (or at least every other day). This is where the color catcher sheets come in really handy. You’ll be able to toss in the day’s laundry and get it washed each morning or evening. This will prevent laundry from piling up throughout the week.
If you’re tired of spending an entire Saturday washing clothes, get in the habit of washing a load each day. This will really make your life easier. Once you start doing this, you’ll wonder why you ever waited to wash laundry once a week.