8 Time-Saving Laundry Hacks to Simplify Your Life

Posted on 6/18/2024 by Oli

Laundry day doesn’t have to be such a chore. With these 8 time-saving hacks, you’ll spend less time washing and drying, and more time doing the things you love. Let's dive into some efficient tips that will change your laundry game forever!

1. Dryer Balls Help Clothes Dry Faster

Say goodbye to long drying times! Toss a few dryer balls into your dryer, and watch as your clothes dry faster. Dryer balls help to separate clothes, allowing hot air to circulate more efficiently. They’re reusable, eco-friendly, and can even help reduce static.

Dryer balls will also help keep wrinkles out of your clothes, so less time is needed for ironing.

2. Wash Most Items Together in Cold Water

Did you know that cold water is gentle on fabrics and colors? Most of your laundry can be washed together in cold water, saving you the hassle of sorting through piles. Plus, you’ll save on energy costs!

3. Speed Cycles Are More Than Enough

Unless you’re dealing with heavily soiled items, speed cycles are your best friend. These shorter cycles use less water and energy while getting your clothes clean in record time. This is especially true for outer garments.

4. Clear Your Dryer Vent Regularly

A clogged dryer vent not only slows down drying times but can also be a fire hazard. Make it a habit to clear your dryer vent regularly. A clean vent means a more efficient dryer and shorter drying times.

Cleaning your dryer can be easy, many external dryer vents can be easily removed and there are cheap tools that will snake in to your dryer vent to pull out clogged dryer lint. Just be careful not to pierce the vents tubing, or you'll get dryer lint blowing in to your home!

5. Pre-sort Laundry with Multiple Hampers

Invest in multiple hampers to pre-sort your laundry into categories like whites, darks, and delicates. This way, you won’t waste time sorting on laundry day. Just grab a hamper and go!

You can purchase different sized hampers that match your weekly loads so you don't take up too much space when you do this!

6. Use a Mesh Bag for Delicates

Mesh bags are perfect for washing delicate items like lingerie and baby clothes. They keep your delicate items safe while allowing you to wash them with other clothes, saving you time and effort.

7. Invest in a Quality Stain Remover

Pre-treating stains with a good quality stain remover before washing can save you from running multiple cycles. Let the remover work its magic, and then wash as usual.

8. Fold Clothes Straight Out of the Dryer

Avoid the dreaded pile of clean clothes waiting to be folded by folding them straight out of the dryer. This not only saves time but also prevents wrinkles, meaning less ironing later. If you are terrible at getting your clothes straight out of the dryer, you can we a towel and throw it in with dry clothes, set to dry for around 5 minutes and any minor wrinkles should be steamed out! (This wont work if you leave your clothes for too long though).

These simple hacks can make laundry day a breeze. Give them a try, and you'll see just how much time and energy you can save. Happy laundering!