Do you ever get overwhelmed with the laundry? I am going to show you a slick trick my daughter taught me to streamline hanging up laundry. Allie is a master in efficiency and organization (She gets it from her father who does this very thing for work). Whatever she is doing, she finds a quicker, more efficient way to do it. She even made hanging up a load of laundered shirts a snap!
Here is what you do:
Gather a bunch of hangers and set them on a table or wherever you fold your laundry. (I love this foldout table that I got at Ikea).
Take the shirts out of the dryer and stack them on top of each other, front facing out.
Place a hanger in each shirt. (Make sure all the hangers are facing the same direction).
After the hanger is inserted, fold it forward and go to the next shirt until all the shirts have a hanger in them.
Below is a video demo of how slick this really is.
Here are a few other laundry tips:
remove empty hangers from your closet regularly
Isn’t it frustrating when you go to hang things up and there are NO HANGERS? When my kids were younger, “gather hangers” was one of the tasks on their chore list. It worked out nicely. So if you have little ones around, this is a great little job for them. It is also nice not to have all the empty hangers taking up space in your closet.
avoid placing laundry on the bed to fold later
I know it is tempting to throw a load of laundry on your bed with the intention of folding it right away, but do you? It is very easy to put it off and forget about it until you go to crawl in bed. Then what happens? Yep, it gets thrown back into the laundry basket or maybe even on the floor. Now, you have to throw it back into the dryer to get the wrinkles out, and you are starting all over again. What a waist of time. So, just avoid it in he first place, unless you are certain that you are going to do it right then.
use closet organizing tags to keep clothing in order
I show how to make these simple closet organizing tags here in this post.
Get rid of clothes you don’t wear!
I am always about getting rid of clutter. Not that I am queen of doing this, but I try. Keeping clothes in your closet that you don’t wear, just takes up space, drains your energy and could be used by someone else. Something to consider.
There you have it, a few tips on how to hang up and store your laundry.
Stay tuned for some other fun tips on getting organized and clutter free. It’s that time of year when I want to just gut the house and get rid of things.
Please share if you have any questions or great ideas!
Remember, doing laundry is a joy!