Laundry: it’s rarely anyone’s favourite chore. And why would it be – there are so many steps and components, and if you really think about it, you’re never actually completely finished.
So what can we do to make it easier? How about reading all about our handy hacks to help you simplify your life and laundry woes?
So, please enjoy the latest instalment of ‘Zipjet’s Top 5’: Laundry Hacks to Simplify Your Life!
1. Organisation is Key
When you walk into your bedroom or laundry room and you see a huge pile or overflowing basket of dirty clothing, it’s natural to feel a general lack of enthusiasm.
But what if you could easily skip a step of this arduous process?
With a little help from some labelled baskets, you can! Instead of throwing everything in one pile and having to sort through it before washing, have two to three different labelled bins – one for whites/lights, one for colours/darks and even one for denim, if you like.
This way, when laundry day comes around, your presorted baskets can be dumped directly into the washing machine – effectively, cutting your workload almost in half.
2. Many Hands Make Light Work
Do you have kids you’d like to get more involved in the laundry process? Though it can sound like a daunting task, it’s actually quite doable with the right set up.
All you need is some shelving, some laundry baskets and some labels.
Each person in your family can have their own labelled basket, and when the laundry has been washed and dried, we all know what’s next – folding.
So why should one person be responsible for the entire process? Instead, take turns being the ‘folder’ by assigning the role on rotation.
Once they’ve finished their task, the ‘folder’ can divide up the clothing into everyone’s respective baskets. Then all that’s left to do it let the family know that their clean clothes are ready for pick-up.
3. Add Lavender for Relaxation
Want to melt into bed and drift off to sleep peacefully every night?
While we can’t guarantee its success for everyone, lavender oil is incredibly helpful to many people when trying to relax.
So when washing sheets, duvet and towels, add a few drops of lavender oil to the wash cycle before it’s done. You won’t interrupt the cleaning process since the detergent has already been drained out.
Instead, you’ll have incredible smelling sheets and towels to enjoy.
4. Keep Your Socks Safe
Everyone has one: the lonely sock box, filled with sad socks that have somehow lost their partner in the wash. How does it happen? No one knows.
But there are ways to ensure your socks and underwear stay together when washing and drying them!
Simply buy a mesh-net lingerie bag and when washing your socks and underwear along with your other clothing, place them inside the bag and zip it up.
This methods allows them to be washed just like the rest of your dirty laundry but will keep all those little guys together.
5. Hang Them Up
Some items of clothing are ‘hang dry only’ because the dryer would shrink their delicate material. But hanging dry can serve a multitude of different purposes.
Want to avoid unnecessary wrinkles in freshly dried clothing?
When you take your pants, shirts and sweaters out of the dryer, hang them up and let gravity do its work.
Sure, you may still want to run an iron over them before a big meeting. But hanging up your clothing fresh out of the dryer will help eliminate the deepest, hardest-to-iron-out wrinkles.
Laundry may be a never-ending chore, but it doesn’t have to be never-ending torture. With some simple organisation, clever hacks and smart purchases can turn you into a laundry pro.
And if you still don’t want to mess around with laundry, you can use Zipjet.
We’ll take the hassle out of laundry, giving you more time to enjoy your free time.