Cut Laundry Time in Half

We’ve all been there – standing in front of Mount Laundry, feeling overwhelmed and defeated. For many, laundry is the nemesis, the archenemy that never seems to be conquered. But fear not! In this blog post, I’m sharing my personal journey from laundry chaos to triumph. As a mom of two small children with a third on the way, I’ve developed some hacks and tricks that have transformed me from a laundry hater to a laundry manager extraordinaire. Join me on this adventure as we unravel the mysteries of laundry and make it a little less daunting.

Daily Laundry Routine: Making it a Habit 

Let’s face it – consistency is the key to conquering the laundry beast. I kick-started my laundry revolution by incorporating it into my daily routine. Every morning and night, like clockwork, I check on the laundry. It’s all about forming habits, and habit stacking became my secret weapon. Tying laundry chores to existing habits, like turning on the coffee machine, made it a seamless part of my day. Laundry is no longer a daunting task; it’s a ritual, a daily dance with the washing machine that keeps my household in harmony.

Outsmarting the Bedroom Black Hole 

Folding laundry in living room.

One of the game-changing realizations was that my bedroom wasn’t the ideal place for clean laundry. Instead of letting it linger in baskets, I brought the laundry to my living space. The living room became the designated area for clean clothes, right in the middle of family life. No more forgotten piles or mixing clean and dirty clothes. The result? A streamlined process where sorted and folded clothes go straight to their respective homes, eliminating the notorious black hole basket.

File Folding: The Art of Organization 

File folding pants in a dresser drawer.

Say goodbye to messy dressers! I discovered the magic of file folding, a revolutionary technique that turned my dresser chaos into organized bliss. File folding allows you to store clothes vertically, providing a clear view of every item in your drawer. From T-shirts to pants, everything has its place, making the morning rush a breeze. Even with kids in the mix, file folding has become a game-changer, ensuring that everyone’s clothes stay neat and accessible.

Laundry Hacks for Kids 

Child sorting laundry on wood floor. Child putting laundry in dresser.

Kids and laundry don’t always mix, but with a few clever hacks, they can become part of the solution. No-fold method for kids’ clothes makes the process quick and easy. Categorized drawers or baskets for pajamas, tops, and bottoms keep everything organized. As they grow older, file folding becomes a fun way for kids to manage their own clothes. By involving them in the process, laundry becomes a collaborative effort, and everyone wins!

Random Laundry Hacks 

Stain remover spray.

Stains are the enemy, and I keep a trusty stain remover in the kitchen – the battlefield of spills and messes. Connecting the kitchen and laundry basket might seem unconventional, but for parents, it’s a game-changer. An over-the-door laundry basket in the kitchen serves as a convenient catch-all for dirty dish rags and clothes. I swear by durable canvas laundry baskets with oversized handles, making the journey to the washing machine a breeze. And let’s not forget the collapsible laundry basket – a lifesaver when you realize you forgot to prepare a basket for the finished load. These hacks make laundry a little less stressful and a lot more manageable.

Woman holding collapsible laundry basket.
Throwing towel in over-the-door laundry hamper. Over the door hamper in kitchen.


And there you have it – my arsenal of time-saving and frustration-reducing laundry hacks. With these tricks up your sleeve, laundry day transforms from a dreaded chore to a manageable task. Embrace the journey, be kind to yourself, and remember that conquering Mount Laundry is not just a feat – it’s a victory over chaos. Until next time, happy laundry-ing!

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