Laundry: 3 Tips to Clean and Put Away

Most all adults know how to do laundry, even those spouses that claim they don’t. Let’s face it, it’s not rocket science, but sometimes it does seem extremely difficult and overwhelming especially if you are washing clothes for your entire family. Here are my three tips to help you get that laundry cleaned and put away.


 If you get in the habit of doing a little bit at a time, then as time passes you will have completed the task you set out to do. It’s like exercising, Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t get buff and muscled by working-out one time for 8 hours straight. He did it by exercising every day and having a routine.

One Load a Day 

It is sometimes said, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And if you had all those Romans doing your laundry you would be finished by now. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, and you can only do what you can do in the time you are allotted. Attempt to do just one load of laundry a day. From start to finish, get one and done. Make that the goal instead of trying to get as many clothes washed as you can. Because guess what, all those clothes you put in the washer will need to be hung or folded, so let’s go easy on ourselves and do one load at a time.

Fold or hang clothes directly from the dryer

Getting the clothes out of the dryer and onto the bed is not actually the task we are trying to achieve. The task we are trying to achieve is getting the clothes out of the dryer and hung or folded. At that point those clean clothes can be transported to their home in the closet or a drawer somewhere.

There you have it, be consistent, do one load at a time and fold the clothes as they come out of the dryer. Following these 3 simple steps should offer you some breathing room when it comes to this mundane task. Once you get into a routine it become second nature and you will find the stress of laundry piles diminished.