If you’re in the “I hate doing laundry” club, you’re certainly not alone. There are many reasons why people hate laundry day. The less you like to do laundry, the longer you put it off. It’s a vicious circle. When laundry is left until the last minute is when laundry is at it’s worst. But it doesn’t have to be that big of a headache.
We’re experts in all things laundry – laundry, laundromats, you name it! With that, we’ve compiled some wash and fold laundry tips to help make your laundry day easier!
Ready to get started with some wash and fold laundry tips?
Tip #1: Preventative Maintenance is the Name of the Game!
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Laundry doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” kind of deal. The best wash and fold laundry tip to stay sane is to be preventative with your laundry schedule. Don’t wait for the pile to be huge! Instead, work to knock out smaller, more reasonable loads throughout the week.
You can create a laundry schedule for yourself that comfortably places washing, drying, and folding time into your daily routine. Depending on the size of your household, you might be battling wash and fold laundry every day or every couple of days.
Throw in a load of clothes while making dinner, switch them over after you eat, and fold while watching your nightly Netflix episodes. Or throw laundry in when you get ready in the morning, switch it at lunch, and fold in the evening while you watch television. Essentially, plan your laundry time around your own schedule – you don’t need to dedicate all your time and energy to it!
The larger loads take more time. And, those give laundry a bad wrap. Slow and steady wins the race!
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. But a mountain of laundry is the least effective way to do laundry.
Remember – One bite at a time!
Tip #2: Sort your Clothes Beforehand.
Sorting your clothes is the most time-consuming part of getting laundry started. If possible, we recommend using different laundry baskets or hampers for clothes that you want to wash separately. That way, you don’t have to rifle through a pile of dirty clothes before throwing them in the wash.
In addition, sorting your clothes properly goes a long way in keeping them looking new for a long time. As a general rule, towels, dark colors, and light colors should be washed alone. You can break your laundry down further into like fabrics and colors as well.
If this is not possible, simply having a system of separating clothes into your machine or your basket (in order to have the load you want already in your machine) may also prove helpful.
If you sort beforehand, getting started on that next load of laundry isn’t as intimidating. Our goal at The Folde is to make laundry day easy. When considering your own laundry day routing, try adopting this mindset.
If you sort as you throw dirty laundry into your hamper, you’re making your next laundry day just a little bit easier.
Sorting Laundry Hampers We Recommend
If you sort your wash and fold laundry beforehand, getting started isn’t as intimidating.
Storage Maniac Sorter
Designed for easy household use. This laundry sorter with wheels can help you pre-sort your laundry quicker.
Meticulously crafted from durable synthetic rattan material, the Greenstell is waterproof and moistureproof.
These dual laundry bags are attached to the bamboo laundry sorter so that they slide out – making laundry easy.
Tip #3: Take Pride in Beautiful Folding.
At The Folde delivery laundry service specializes in wash and fold laundry. We fold a ton of laundry! And we’re really good at it. That’s because we care about beautifully folded laundry.
You might never love folding laundry like we do. But, if you try challenging yourself with new folding techniques and taking a bit of pride in the otherwise monotonous task, time flies! A challenge is always welcomed. However, another chore on the to-do list might not be…
An adjustment of your midset is the difference!
Looking for some new folding techniques to challenge yourself with? The Folding Lady is an Instagram sensation teaching all different wash and fold tips and tricks. Another popular folding technique to challenge your skills is the Kon Mari Method by popular Netflix celebrity Marie Kondo.
Tip #4: Get Some Help!
It’s always easier to get through a daunting task if you have someone to help you. It will make the process go by a lot faster with an extra set of hands, plus the burden of laundry shouldn’t fall on one person in the household.
Kids, partners, or roommates are a great start to make the time go by. But, even better, you could send your wash and fold laundry to a laundry service. At laundromats, you can drop your clothes off for a retail wash & fold service. And, online, you can book a pickup and delivery laundry service – like us!
Additionally, having help can also make doing laundry more fun – wine and folding party?! Yes please!
Wash and Fold Laundry Tips
Want more wash and fold laundry tips? We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to laundry folding!
Laundry doesn’t have to be a burden. Follow along with us for more tips on how to make doing your laundry a less daunting experience.
Ready to get started with wash and fold laundry service? The Folde delivery laundry service specializes in wash and fold laundry. Schedule and order online to get started!