Do it Less Often
Don’t let your clothes pile up until you have so much to do that it’s overwhelming! Laundry is already a chore that most of us don’t want to do, so don’t wait until you’ve run out of clean clothes before starting your first load!
Use a Fabric Softener
This not only helps to maintain the integrity of your clothing but it provides less wrinkles, meaning less time in the dryer or ironing out.
Get Stains Out Right Away
Right when you see a stain happen, try to get to it as soon as possible! I always have a tide to go pen or equivalent handy so that I can quickly get to stains. If you don’t want to use a tide to go pen, you can always use soap and cold water to scrub out. Just remember - the quicker you get to the stain the better! This will also make laundry day less dreaded because you won’t have to take any additional steps to ensure the laundry is started.
The Two Hamper Approach
One for whites and one for darks. That way when you’re throwing dirty clothes into the hamper at the end of the day, you’re already taking one task off of the laundry to-do list!
This is probably the most dreaded out of all of the laundry to-do’s! I can’t tell you how much the lack of a laundry process in a home throws off the entire organization of the home and the people in it. If I have any advice for laundry, it’s to fold and hang the clothes right away, and to PUT THEM AWAY! No one will benefit from laundry scattered throughout the house, half folded in a pile in the foyer table. If you also commit to the first suggestion in this post and do laundry more frequently but have less laundry to do, it won’t feel like such an insurmountable feat.
Use less detergent! This doesn’t have as much to do with saving time as it does money. Most people use far more detergent than needed and it’s causing you to purchase it more frequently.