How To Stop The Buildup Of Dirty Clothes

Very few people prioritise the laundry into their daily or weekly schedules. As a result laundry has gotten a bad reputation as being painful work, when it could be prioritised just like any other important task.

The following points outline a simple method for keeping up to date with your washing.


Keep two washing baskets in the laundry

The convenience of two washing baskets – one for whites and one for coloureds – is illustrated when you go to do the washing and your clothes are already separated. All you need to decide is which load to wash first.

Schedule your washing time

We all live busy lives and often have diaries or online planners bursting at their seams. Prioritizing activities such as going to gym has been commonplace, so why not include the laundry?

Have a think about when you are at home for a few hours at a time. You want to be able to wash your clothes and immediately transfer over to the dryer or hang out to air dry.

Leaving damp clothes in the washing machine can breed bacteria and mould.

Consider putting a load of washing on whilst you cook dinner and then put them to dry once you’ve eaten. Small changes like this can save you time and energy in the long run.

Maintain the washing and ironing daily

There is no exception if you want to save time. You must wash and iron every day, even if you don’t feel like doing it. That’s how washing accumulates.

If you don’t think you have enough to justify a full load of washing, consider doing smaller loads and using the Eco settings on your machine.

These settings take less time and energy and use significantly less water, making them perfect for a quick daily cycle.

Get in the routine of washing your whites one day and doing coloureds the next.

The same applies to ironing. Set aside ten minutes everyday to iron your clothes as you remove them from the clothesline.

Not only does this make them easier to iron – no time to develop wrinkles in the ironing basket – but it stops you from having to spend hours at the ironing board of a weekend. We all know there is no fun in that!

Put your clothes away and relax

Finally, sort fresh laundry into cupboards and hanging space as soon as they’re ready.

By spending 30 minutes a day doing the laundry you’ll keep on top of it and feel truly relaxed at the end of each day.

Now that is a feeling to look forward to.

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