Laundry time can be exhausting for busy moms. The more kids you have, the more clothes there are to wash. With everything else on your to-do list, your laundry routine is one task that should be as efficient as possible. Here are some laundry hacks for busy moms so you don’t feel like you’re drowning in clothes.
Treat Stains Right Away
Don’t let a lot of time pass before trying to get out a stain or you’ll end up spending even longer trying to rub it out. Spray stain remover on the spot immediately before it settles in. You can even make your own stain remover with this quick and easy recipe.
Sort the Clothes
Sorting, folding and putting away laundry takes up a lot of time. Laundry baskets simplify the job. Try dedicating a laundry basket to each child or a bedroom if they share a room. Sort the clothes into their individual baskets as they come out of the dryer so you don’t have to worry about it later. You can also sort before washing using a different method. Buy separate laundry baskets and label them as whites, lights, darks or whatever categories you choose, then instruct your family to place their dirty clothes in the respective basket. This helps you wash each load with the correct treatment.
Dry Clothes Faster
It’s Saturday morning and little Johnny’s enjoying his breakfast before his soccer game. Before you know it, he’s spilled his meal all over his uniform. You quickly get it into the washer but he can’t play soaking wet. Throw a towel into the dryer to help absorb the moisture. You’ll get him to his game before the referee blows the whistle.
Save Time and Money
These tips fit in “laundry hacks for busy moms” and “laundry hacks for frugal moms.” Washing clothes with cold water saves money. When you wash with hot water, you pay for heating the water and the water itself. Wash with cold to get your laundry done and save a few dollars. Another tip to save money is to cut your dryer sheets in half. Half a sheet works just as well and you won’t have to keep running to the store to buy more. Additionally, don’t be afraid to skip the dryer. If you don’t need the clothes immediately, hang them up to dry. You’ll cut down on your electricity costs and your clothes will last longer and look nicer.
These laundry hacks for busy moms are designed to save you time and energy to focus on other important things. Still don’t have the time to get it done? Drop your laundry off at Zoom Express Laundry or schedule a pick-up time and we’ll wash, dry and fold it for you!