Laundry is surprisingly divisive, considering it’s a necessity. Some people love the routine and order that comes with their laundry days. Others have mounds of laundry building up in their hampers, begging to be washed, but just can’t find the energy to get around to it.
If you are one of the latter, we get it. Everyone has those chores that seem impossible. Laundry can be particularly complicated with an endless list of rules about what you can, can’t and shouldn’t do when washing clothes.
At Coronet Equipment, we are laundry experts, which means we’ve picked up some good tips for the anti-laundry doers of the world. Here are our best laundry tips for people who hate doing laundry.
Create a routine
“Laundry day” is a standard practice in many households. But if you hate doing your laundry, dedicating a whole day to it could seem like a daunting task. Instead, try to have separate days for different kinds of laundry. For example, one day for towels, one day for sheets and one day for clothing. This will minimize the time spent doing and putting laundry away.
Wash clothes less often
Not exactly a laundry tip, but many people wash their clothes much more often than they need to. It’s perfectly fine to wear pants and sweaters 2-3 times before you wash them. Dress shirts and blouses can also survive a few wears before needing a wash! Start recycling your clothes and watch your laundry pile shrink.
If your clothing has become stained while wearing it, you should treat it right away. This will save you from having to work hard at getting stains out. Just spray a spot cleaner on your clothes and let it sit until you do laundry next.
Get sorting early
It’s important to separate white laundry from dark, colourful laundry…well, kind of. If you need to bleach your whites or have colours that may bleed, then you certainly shouldn’t wash them together. But if this isn’t the case, washing different coloured clothing separately isn’t always necessary.
If you do want to sort by colour, you should do it before laundry time arrives. Have one hamper for dark and one for light colours. Don’t forget that colours are not the only way to sort your laundry. You could separate laundry in the manner in which you need to clean it, putting delicates together and tougher fabrics together. This way, you’ll be able to wash and dry them on the same cycle settings.
Build a to-go bag
If you don’t have a washer and dryer at home and need to do your laundry at a laundromat, it’s important to simplify the process. Make it as painless as possible by building a to-go bag. Start by putting dirty laundry into whatever bag you plan on bringing to the laundromat. This way, you’ll be ready to go once it’s full and won’t have to go through the annoying process of transferring laundry from hamper to bag. You should also get a laundry bag with pockets—you’ll be able to carry detergent, change, and anything else you need with ease.
Get an industrial washer and dryer
Even if you follow all of these tips, it may not be enough to prevent laundry from piling up. If nothing seems to work, you may want to consider investing in an industrial washer and dryer. This way, you’ll be able to go longer without needing to do multiple loads or overfilling your washer and dryer.
Sometimes, a careful routine and helpful hacks just aren’t enough. Finding a way to make laundry fun is one of the best ways to ensure you always do it. Use the 45 minutes it takes to wash and dry clothes to watch your favourite show, get some exercise, or even bake. Get your family involved in laundry games that can help make sorting, pairing socks, and folding more fun. You could even reward yourself with a treat after finishing up your laundry, like making your favourite dinner or having a glass of wine!
Laundry can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. There are plenty of ways you can adjust the standard laundry practices to better suit your aversion to it. Get creative about your laundry routine, and find ways to make doing laundry seem easier.
If you find yourself unable to get around to doing laundry as often as you should, it may be worth thinking about getting an industrial washer and dryer. Coronet Equipment offers top-of-the-line industrial laundry machines. You’ll get away with doing fewer loads faster, with industrial washers and dryers that can fit up to 200 pounds of laundry at once!