Laundry is the chore that never ends, especially when you have a young and growing family! When you’re chasing your kids all day, it’s all too easy to let those clothes pile up into a big, overwhelming mess, and even if you’re pretty on top of it, getting it all done can be time-consuming and frustrating.
It’s time we made laundry better, don’t you think?
So of course we turn to our friends at What’s Up Moms, who give us TEN awesome tricks for easier laundry straight from the ladies who know best: moms! Check them out and get your family’s clothes under control!
1. Sock Patrol
Sick of losing single socks? Clip a mesh bag to your laundry basket and stick all your socks in it. Clean your socks IN the mesh bag, and never lose one again!
2. DIY Rolling Hamper
Struggling to hold the kids and the hamper? Make your own DIY hamper by hot gluing some old trucks and cars to the bottom of the laundry basket.
3. Dryer Erase Marker
Constantly putting clothes that need to be air dried in the dryer? Use a dry erase marker to make notes to yourself, then wash them away when the load is done.
4. Utilize Soap Dispensers
Hang clear soap dispensers on your laundry room wall for a chic way to easily get your detergent, and keep the chemicals away from the kids.
5. Add Laundry Wall Space
Cramped laundry room getting you down? Add towel bars or hooks to the wall to instantly give yourself some vertical space.
6. Hang Stinky Clothes
If something REALLY stinks before it goes in the washer, hang it rather than throw it on the laundry pile; this will encourage mildew and make the smell worse.
7. Throw in the Towel
Need to get this load done quickly? Throw a dry, fluffy towel in with your clothes being dried to speed up the cycle; the towel will absorb some of the moisture and cut your load time in half.
8. Makeshift Dryer Sheet
No dryer sheet to speak of? Use a crumpled up piece of aluminum foil! Best of all, you can use this ball of foil for at least a few cycles!
9. Avoid Clothing Wrinkles
If you have a drying rack, you know that hanging clothes over the bars can sometimes leave crease marks. To avoid this, cut a length of pool noodle to drape your clothes over and say goodbye to wrinkled clothes forever.
10. Get That Professional Fold
Now, this one isn’t an essential hack, but it’s cool to be able to fold your clothes the neat way they do at the store! All you have to do is take a sheet of cardboard and cut slits the width of your shirts and up about half the length. Then you just use the cardboard to do the folding!
What do you think of these laundry hacks? Share your favorite hacks for this tedious chore in the comment section below.